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Review: could Valium cause Abnormal heart rhythms?

Summary: Abnormal heart rhythms could be caused by Valium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Depression.

We study 20,006 people who have side effects while taking Valium from FDA and social media. Among them, 211 have Abnormal heart rhythms. Find out below who they are, when they have Abnormal heart rhythms and more.

On Apr, 13, 2014: 19,924 people reported to have side effects when taking Valium. Among them, 211 people (1.06%) have Abnormal Heart Rhythms. They amount to 0.07% of all the 281,619 people who have Abnormal Heart Rhythms on eHealthMe.

Trend of Abnormal heart rhythms in Valium reports

Time on Valium when people have Abnormal heart rhythms * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Abnormal heart rhythms65.22%4.35%17.39%0.00%8.70%4.35%0.00%

Gender of people who have Abnormal heart rhythms when taking Valium * :

FemaleMale
Abnormal heart rhythms50.43%49.57%

Age of people who have Abnormal heart rhythms when taking Valium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Abnormal heart rhythms0.48%0.48%0.97%1.93%3.38%18.84%32.37%41.55%

Severity of Abnormal heart rhythms when taking Valium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Abnormal heart rhythms0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Abnormal heart rhythms ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Abnormal heart rhythms0.00%100.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (33 people, 15.64%)
  2. Pain (26 people, 12.32%)
  3. Anxiety (24 people, 11.37%)
  4. Hypertension (15 people, 7.11%)
  5. Arthritis (14 people, 6.64%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (61 people, 28.91%)
  2. Vioxx (48 people, 22.75%)
  3. Lasix (39 people, 18.48%)
  4. Toprol-xl (34 people, 16.11%)
  5. Paxil (34 people, 16.11%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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