Review: could Vancomycin hydrochloride cause Atrial fibrillation (Atrial fibrillation/flutter)?
Summary: 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 Preventive health care.
We study 2,337 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 has active ingredients of vancomycin hydrochloride. It is often used in mrsa infection. (latest outcomes from 2,405 Vancomycin hydrochloride users)
Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, multiple myeloma. (latest reports from 87,230 Atrial fibrillation patients)
On Dec, 31, 2014: 2,335 people reported to have side effects when taking Vancomycin hydrochloride. Among them, 39 people (1.67%) have Atrial Fibrillation.
Time on Vancomycin hydrochloride when people have Atrial fibrillation * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Atrial fibrillation||40.00%||60.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Atrial fibrillation when taking Vancomycin hydrochloride * :
|Atrial fibrillation||56.41%||43.59% |
Age of people who have Atrial fibrillation when taking Vancomycin hydrochloride * :
|Atrial fibrillation||7.69%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||5.13%||7.69%||20.51%||58.97% |
Severity of Atrial fibrillation when taking Vancomycin hydrochloride ** :
How people recovered from Atrial fibrillation ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Prophylaxis (5 people, 12.82%)
- Serratia sepsis (4 people, 10.26%)
- Acute myeloid leukaemia (4 people, 10.26%)
- Respiratory disorder (3 people, 7.69%)
- Anaesthesia (3 people, 7.69%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Acetaminophen (16 people, 41.03%)
- Potassium chloride (16 people, 41.03%)
- Magnesium sulfate (15 people, 38.46%)
- Aspirin (12 people, 30.77%)
- Fluconazole (11 people, 28.21%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Do you have Atrial Fibrillation while taking Vancomycin Hydrochloride?
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Are everyone's hearts as I say "behaving this evening?" Had a full day without pvcs! Always a good thing! The last afib episode was in October! For some reason it always appears every 6 months! So I'm not due until April 2015! Will try to be positive and tell myself it's not going to happen!
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Does anyone with a medical background know about this ailment/disease? Does it sound feasible that MRSA or it's treatment could have caused this? I was surgically debrided up to every other day when the vac pac/negative pressure machine and dressings were changed and the doctors told me I lost a great deal of tissue and had a lot of nerve damage due to the infection.
Any patient perspectives on this illness would also be very much valued in helping me make a decision, moving forward. If all this is going to accomplish is to attach a label to the pain but not actually change anything, after fighting it for 10yrs now, avoiding hospital as much as I can, I really can't see the point of exploratory surgerys and biopsys now when it is known that I have this propensity towards adhesions and a new wound means a potentially new adhesion growth site.
If it helps, the appendectomy happened when I was 10yrs old, the MRSA when I was 30 and I am now 40.
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From this study (3 weeks ago):
irish queen on Dec, 15, 2014:
I'm so sorry. A-Fib is not a pleasant condition to have to deal with. Good luck to you.
mrhamradio on Dec, 15, 2014:
I'm dealing with the same thing myself.
irish queen on Mar, 20, 2012:
After less than 2 weeks taking wellburtin xl 100 mg day, I experienced excessive sweating, and went into atrial fibillitration. NO drug is worth these side effects. I am now left to deal with a-fib.
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