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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 Prophylaxis.

We study 2,335 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 2,404 users)

Atrial fibrillation

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 Atrial fibrillation 84,600 patients)

On Nov, 26, 2014: 2,335 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. Respiratory disorder (3 people, 7.69%)
  5. Anaesthesia (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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