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Review: could Toprol-xl cause Atrial fibrillation (Atrial fibrillation/flutter)?

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/flutter.

We study 39,627 people who have side effects while taking Toprol-xl from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,541 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 40,737 Toprol-xl users)

Atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, multiple myeloma. (latest reports from 87,230 Atrial fibrillation patients)

On Jan, 4, 2015: 39,622 people reported to have side effects when taking Toprol-xl. Among them, 1,541 people (3.89%) have Atrial Fibrillation.

Trend of Atrial fibrillation in Toprol-xl reports

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

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Atrial fibrillation30.43%13.04%4.35%0.00%21.74%26.09%4.35%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Atrial fibrillation0.00%0.00%0.14%0.88%0.54%5.22%16.01%77.20%

Severity of Atrial fibrillation when taking Toprol-xl ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Atrial fibrillation0.00%33.33%66.67%0.00%

How people recovered from Atrial fibrillation ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Atrial fibrillation0.00%50.00%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Atrial fibrillation (205 people, 13.30%)
  2. Hypertension (117 people, 7.59%)
  3. Pain (75 people, 4.87%)
  4. Multiple myeloma (61 people, 3.96%)
  5. Osteoporosis (57 people, 3.70%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Coumadin (619 people, 40.17%)
  2. Aspirin (586 people, 38.03%)
  3. Lasix (523 people, 33.94%)
  4. Digoxin (514 people, 33.35%)
  5. Lipitor (368 people, 23.88%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

scottjking (3 years ago):

Im a 40 year old male, fairly active. I take Toporol Xl 50mg 2x a day. When taking toporol on a empty stomach it throws my heart into afib. Also sweating and frequent urination follow. Went to the ER with this issue and the Cardio said their was no way toporol could cause this. Ive donethis 9 times now and same thing happens every time. Even if i eat then right after i take my meds this happens. Its real severe and feels like its doing damage to my heart.
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  • Kevin Peters Ph.d on Mar, 4, 2013:

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    chris on Jun, 4, 2011:

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    TwoDimes on Apr, 15, 2012:

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