Review: could Vancomycin Hydrochloride cause Atrial Fibrillation?


Atrial fibrillation is found among people who take Vancomycin Hydrochloride, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Acetaminophen, and have Acute myeloid leukaemia . We study 2,552 people who have side effects while taking Vancomycin hydrochloride from FDA and social media. Among them, 39 have Atrial fibrillation. Find out below who they are, when they have Atrial fibrillation and more.

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Vancomycin Hydrochloride

Vancomycin hydrochloride has active ingredients of vancomycin hydrochloride. It is often used in mrsa infection. (latest outcomes from Vancomycin hydrochloride 3,241 users)

Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart) has been reported by people with atrial fibrillation/flutter, high blood pressure, diabetes, multiple myeloma, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 157,365 Atrial fibrillation patients).

On Oct, 20, 2016

2,552 people reported to have side effects when taking Vancomycin Hydrochloride.
Among them, 39 people (1.53%) have Atrial Fibrillation

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Vancomycin hydrochloride cause Atrial fibrillation?

Time on Vancomycin Hydrochloride when people have Atrial Fibrillation *:

  • < 1 month: 40 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 60 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Atrial Fibrillation when taking Vancomycin Hydrochloride *:

  • female: 54.05 %
  • male: 45.95 %

Age of people who have Atrial Fibrillation when taking Vancomycin Hydrochloride *:

  • 0-1: 8.11 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 5.41 %
  • 40-49: 8.11 %
  • 50-59: 21.62 %
  • 60+: 56.76 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (4 people, 10.26%)
  • Surgery (3 people, 7.69%)
  • Respiratory Disorder (3 people, 7.69%)
  • Immunosuppression (3 people, 7.69%)
  • Anaesthesia (3 people, 7.69%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Acetaminophen (14 people, 35.90%)
  • Magnesium Sulfate (13 people, 33.33%)
  • Fluconazole (11 people, 28.21%)
  • Sodium Bicarbonate (10 people, 25.64%)
  • Prograf (10 people, 25.64%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Hypotension (13 people, 33.33%)
  • Vomiting (9 people, 23.08%)
  • Unresponsive To Stimuli (8 people, 20.51%)
  • Sepsis (8 people, 20.51%)
  • Renal Failure (8 people, 20.51%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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