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Review: could Vancomycin cause Atrial fibrillation (Atrial fibrillation/flutter)?

We study 2,331 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.

Get connected: join a mobile support group for people who take Vancomycin hydrochloride and have Atrial fibrillation >>>

Vancomycin hydrochloride

Vancomycin hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 2,402 users) has active ingredients of vancomycin hydrochloride. It is often used in mrsa infection.

Atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart) (latest reports from 389,454 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, multiple myeloma.

On Sep, 16, 2014: 2,331 people reported to have side effects when taking Vancomycin hydrochloride. Among them, 39 people (1.67%) have Atrial Fibrillation.

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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Do you have Atrial Fibrillation while taking Vancomycin Hydrochloride?

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  • Patient was given medication for over two months; then passed away due to respiratory distress, renal failure, and other complications. Showed signs of allergic reaction but physicians did not stop treatment.

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  • It seems that my a fib has gotten worse since I am now taking atorvastatin and warfarin. I was wondering if there is any connection between these drugs and the a fib symptoms I am experiencing.

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  • Incidence of heart flutter seems to be greater since starting Tikosyn

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