Review: could Toprol-xl cause Atrial Fibrillation?


Summary

Atrial fibrillation is found among people who take Toprol-Xl, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Coumadin, and have Atrial fibrillation . We study 39,290 people who have side effects while taking Toprol-xl from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,512 have Atrial fibrillation. Find out below who they are, when they have Atrial fibrillation and more.

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Toprol-xl

Toprol-xl has active ingredients of metoprolol succinate. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from Toprol-xl 40,195 users)

Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, atrial fibrillation/flutter, weakness, stroke, international normalised ratio increased (latest reports from 149,628 Atrial fibrillation patients).

On Sep, 18, 2016

39,290 people reported to have side effects when taking Toprol-xl.
Among them, 1,512 people (3.85%) have Atrial Fibrillation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Toprol-xl cause Atrial fibrillation?

Time on Toprol-xl when people have Atrial Fibrillation *:

  • < 1 month: 32 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 12 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 20 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 24 %
  • 10+ years: 4 %

Gender of people who have Atrial Fibrillation when taking Toprol-xl *:

  • female: 50.5 %
  • male: 49.5 %

Age of people who have Atrial Fibrillation when taking Toprol-xl *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.08 %
  • 20-29: 1.03 %
  • 30-39: 0.47 %
  • 40-49: 5.37 %
  • 50-59: 15.88 %
  • 60+: 77.17 %

Severity if Atrial Fibrillation when taking Toprol-xl **:

  • least: 25 %
  • moderate: 25 %
  • severe: 50 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Atrial Fibrillation **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 66.67 %
  • not yet: 33.33 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Atrial Fibrillation (181 people, 11.97%)
  • Hypertension (113 people, 7.47%)
  • Pain (67 people, 4.43%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (61 people, 4.03%)
  • Arthritis (52 people, 3.44%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Coumadin (517 people, 34.19%)
  • Lasix (460 people, 30.42%)
  • Digoxin (432 people, 28.57%)
  • Aspirin (384 people, 25.40%)
  • Lipitor (326 people, 21.56%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Cardiac Failure Congestive (413 people, 27.31%)
  • Dyspnoea (388 people, 25.66%)
  • Asthenia (277 people, 18.32%)
  • Pain (274 people, 18.12%)
  • Anxiety (259 people, 17.13%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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