Velcade and Atrial fibrillation - from FDA reports


Summary

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 32,966 people who have side effects while taking Velcade from FDA. Among them, 784 have Atrial fibrillation. Find out below who they are, when they have Atrial fibrillation and more.

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Velcade

Velcade has active ingredients of bortezomib. It is often used in multiple myeloma. (latest outcomes from Velcade 33,097 users)

Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart) has been reported by people with atrial fibrillation/flutter, high blood pressure, diabetes, multiple myeloma (latest reports from 157,501 Atrial fibrillation patients).

On Jan, 28, 2017

32,966 people reported to have side effects when taking Velcade.
Among them, 784 people (2.38%) have Atrial Fibrillation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Velcade cause Atrial fibrillation?

Time on Velcade when people have Atrial Fibrillation *:

  • < 1 month: 51.38 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 41.16 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.42 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.49 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.55 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 35.26 %
  • male: 64.74 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.33 %
  • 20-29: 0.33 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 2.3 %
  • 50-59: 11.18 %
  • 60+: 85.86 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (580 people, 73.98%)
  • Preventive Health Care (36 people, 4.59%)
  • Pain (33 people, 4.21%)
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma (31 people, 3.95%)
  • High Blood Pressure (23 people, 2.93%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Dexamethasone (226 people, 28.83%)
  • Revlimid (187 people, 23.85%)
  • Zometa (145 people, 18.49%)
  • Aspirin (97 people, 12.37%)
  • Aredia (97 people, 12.37%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pneumonia (180 people, 22.96%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (116 people, 14.80%)
  • Thrombocytopenia (115 people, 14.67%)
  • Hypotension (113 people, 14.41%)
  • Anaemia (107 people, 13.65%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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