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Review: could Valium cause A-fib?

Summary: A-fib could be caused by Valium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take Lasix, and have Multiple myeloma.

We study 20,006 people who have side effects while taking Valium from FDA and social media. Among them, 303 have A-fib. Find out below who they are, when they have A-fib and more.

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Valium

Valium (latest outcomes from 21,762 users) has active ingredients of diazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

A-fib

A-fib (most common type of arrhythmia) (latest reports from 382,795 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, multiple myeloma.

On Apr, 14, 2014: 19,924 people reported to have side effects when taking Valium. Among them, 303 people (1.52%) have A-fib. They amount to 0.08% of all the 378,835 people who have A-fib on eHealthMe.

Trend of A-fib in Valium reports

Time on Valium when people have A-fib * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
A-fib33.33%0.00%66.67%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have A-fib when taking Valium * :

FemaleMale
A-fib58.47%41.53%

Age of people who have A-fib when taking Valium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
A-fib0.00%0.00%0.00%0.90%0.60%6.01%29.13%63.36%

Severity of A-fib when taking Valium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
A-fib0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from A-fib ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
A-fib0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (43 people, 14.19%)
  2. Heart rate irregular (30 people, 9.90%)
  3. Rheumatoid arthritis (29 people, 9.57%)
  4. Atrial fibrillation (25 people, 8.25%)
  5. Anxiety (22 people, 7.26%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lasix (140 people, 46.20%)
  2. Aspirin (133 people, 43.89%)
  3. Coumadin (122 people, 40.26%)
  4. Digoxin (108 people, 35.64%)
  5. Nexium (102 people, 33.66%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Recently Dxd w/ toxic multinodular goiter/hyperthyroidism. Fibromyalgia for 20+ years. Had to titrate off Savella 100 mg. BID due to hyperthyroidism. Now all above symptoms have worsened. Because thyroid blood work was in normal range ( although I had been on low iodine diet for 2 months, which should keep in normal range) endocrinologist said see me in six months! No instructions, no explanations. Can't find much about Plummer's online! Had bad reaction during uptake scan & ER said due to RAI. If levels had been high on blood work following scan results, Dr wanted to do RAI Ablation. I am a.) Afraid of worse reaction; b.) Ablation not working, having to be repeated; c.) Ultimately having to have thyroid removed surgically.
    I need to know my options! What should I be doing now? Anger and aggression, plus crying all the time are taking over my life. Savella was like a miracle drug for my fibromyalgia, but since it was an SNRI I am wondering how much of my problems is from stopping that. I did titrate off professionally, but had been on it over 3 years. Also wondering if it, hyperthyroidism or both are reason I am on four bp meds as cardiologist says heart is healthy. No history of stroke or seizures.
    Is there anyone out there who can give me direction? Every day is worse. Also having injections in c- spine to determine if neurological surgery w/ help w/ spinal cord compression. First was done Monday.
    Eyes also not focusing! Fibromyalgia or hyperthyroidism? Dr says I have 20/20 in each eye individually & field vision test okay. Still can't see TV or anything up close such as cosmetic needs for face! Nothing helps close vision. Glasses will help distance clear enough for now.

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  • From this study (6 days ago):

  • was taken off the efexor XR, trazedone, and sertraline when diagnosed with serotonin toxity

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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • I have chiari (decompressed), Syringomyelia, Intracranial hypertension, Tethered cord (surgery), CranioCervical Instability, Ehlers Danlos with mixed connective tissue disorder, crohns, afib, superventricular tachycardia and mast cell activation disorder

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