Review: could Valium cause A-fib?


Summary

A-fib is found among people who take Valium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Lasix, and have Multiple myeloma . We study 20,002 people who have side effects while taking Valium from FDA and social media. Among them, 341 have A-fib. Find out below who they are, when they have A-fib and more.

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Valium

Valium has active ingredients of diazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Valium 21,476 users)

A-fib

A-fib (most common type of arrhythmia) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, hypotension, diarrhea, arrhythmias, haemorrhage (latest reports from 82,870 A-fib patients).

On Jul, 24, 2016

20,002 people reported to have side effects when taking Valium.
Among them, 341 people (1.7%) have A-fib


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Valium cause A-fib?

Time on Valium when people have A-fib *:

  • < 1 month: 44.44 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 55.56 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 58.82 %
  • male: 41.18 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.94 %
  • 30-39: 0.63 %
  • 40-49: 4.7 %
  • 50-59: 29.47 %
  • 60+: 64.26 %

Severity if A-fib when taking Valium **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from A-fib **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (43 people)
  • Atrial Fibrillation (25 people)
  • Anxiety (22 people)
  • Hypertension (19 people)
  • Hypercalcaemia Of Malignancy (17 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (101 people)
  • Coumadin (85 people)
  • Digoxin (80 people)
  • Zometa (70 people)
  • Prednisone (70 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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