Review: could Velcade cause Atrial Fibrillation?


Atrial fibrillation is found among people who take Velcade, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Dexamethasone, and have Multiple myeloma . We study 21,681 people who have side effects while taking Velcade from FDA and social media. Among them, 614 have Atrial fibrillation. Find out below who they are, when they have Atrial fibrillation and more.

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Velcade has active ingredients of bortezomib. It is often used in multiple myeloma. (latest outcomes from Velcade 21,645 users)

Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, weakness, diarrhea, arrhythmias, international normalised ratio increased (latest reports from 106,773 Atrial fibrillation patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

21,681 people reported to have side effects when taking Velcade.
Among them, 614 people (2.83%) have Atrial Fibrillation

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Velcade cause Atrial fibrillation?

Time on Velcade when people have Atrial Fibrillation *:

  • < 1 month: 52.85 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 40.19 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.8 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.53 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.63 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Atrial Fibrillation when taking Velcade *:

  • female: 34.53 %
  • male: 65.47 %

Age of people who have Atrial Fibrillation when taking Velcade *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.21 %
  • 20-29: 0.21 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 2.51 %
  • 50-59: 12.11 %
  • 60+: 84.97 %

Severity if Atrial Fibrillation when taking Velcade **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Atrial Fibrillation **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (397 people)
  • Plasma Cell Myeloma (43 people)
  • Pain (21 people)
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma (20 people)
  • Prophylaxis (18 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Dexamethasone (220 people)
  • Revlimid (119 people)
  • Zometa (118 people)
  • Aspirin (95 people)
  • Aredia (90 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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