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.
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%)
- Blood pressure (3 people, 7.69%)
- Respiratory disorder (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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From this study (1 month ago):
Developed symptoms of hyperventation syndrome (need to take frequent deep satisfying deep breaths- not rapid breathing) after hospital stay for flu and possible meningitis. My chest x ray and CBC is normal. One doc tried to tell me this was PTSD/anxiety from post hospitalization. It is not. I am not anxious except for fact that I cannot breath right. I do not have pneumonia. I have never had this before, but I'm even short of breath while talking to people and distracted - still needing to take deep breaths mid conversation. I have never had some of the above drugs before and wondered if they could have anything to do with it. Thank you.
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.
From this study (1 month ago):
took drugs for 9 days. Episode of atrial fibrillation 48 hours after discontinuing drug.
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