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Review: could Vancomycin cause Atrial fibrillation?

Summary: Atrial fibrillation could be caused by Vancomycin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Acetaminophen, and have Prophylaxis.

We study 2,334 people who have side effects while taking Vancomycin 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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On Apr, 11, 2014: 2,334 people reported to have side effects when taking Vancomycin hydrochloride. Among them, 39 people (1.67%) have Atrial Fibrillation. They amount to 0.01% of all the 382,718 people who have Atrial Fibrillation on eHealthMe.

Trend of Atrial fibrillation in Vancomycin hydrochloride reports

Time on Vancomycin hydrochloride when people have Atrial fibrillation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Atrial fibrillation40.00%60.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Atrial fibrillation when taking Vancomycin hydrochloride * :

FemaleMale
Atrial fibrillation56.41%43.59%

Age of people who have Atrial fibrillation when taking Vancomycin hydrochloride * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Atrial fibrillation7.69%0.00%0.00%0.00%5.13%7.69%20.51%58.97%

Severity of Atrial fibrillation when taking Vancomycin hydrochloride ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Atrial fibrillation ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Prophylaxis (5 people, 12.82%)
  2. Serratia sepsis (4 people, 10.26%)
  3. Acute myeloid leukaemia (4 people, 10.26%)
  4. Blood pressure (3 people, 7.69%)
  5. Respiratory disorder (3 people, 7.69%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Acetaminophen (16 people, 41.03%)
  2. Potassium chloride (16 people, 41.03%)
  3. Magnesium sulfate (15 people, 38.46%)
  4. Aspirin (12 people, 30.77%)
  5. Fluconazole (11 people, 28.21%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    srandall on Mar, 13, 2014:

    I am a Caucasian female age 42. On vanco 3rd time for 3weeks this time. First week this time can't breathe normally, stays n cat scan clear, ringing, popping in ears n loss of hearing, frequent urination and way more urine volume. Dr Denys any of these symptoms from vanco as he gives lectures on vanco. I also had kidney function decreases n he says he would prescribe even if kidneys in half failure because vanco is the best! Sending him documents from Mayo saying after 10 days on vanco patients need to be monitored for hearing, kidney and shallow breathing. Maybe he can add to his lectures.

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  • took drugs for 9 days. Episode of atrial fibrillation 48 hours after discontinuing drug.

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