Viagra and Atrial fibrillation - from FDA reports


Summary

Atrial fibrillation is found among people who take Viagra, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Digoxin, and have Erection problems . We study 45,816 people who have side effects while taking Viagra from FDA. Among them, 489 have Atrial fibrillation. Find out below who they are, when they have Atrial fibrillation and more.

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Viagra

Viagra has active ingredients of sildenafil citrate. It is often used in erection problems. (latest outcomes from Viagra 47,568 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 157,486 Atrial fibrillation patients).

On Jan, 28, 2017

45,816 people reported to have side effects when taking Viagra.
Among them, 489 people (1.07%) have Atrial Fibrillation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Viagra cause Atrial fibrillation?

Time on Viagra when people have Atrial Fibrillation *:

  • < 1 month: 20.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 22.86 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 2.86 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.86 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 14.29 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 34.29 %
  • 10+ years: 2.86 %

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

  • female: 4.24 %
  • male: 95.76 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.27 %
  • 20-29: 2.45 %
  • 30-39: 1.36 %
  • 40-49: 11.96 %
  • 50-59: 19.84 %
  • 60+: 64.13 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Erection Problems (82 people, 16.77%)
  • High Blood Pressure (26 people, 5.32%)
  • Pain (19 people, 3.89%)
  • Ill-Defined Disorder (18 people, 3.68%)
  • Chest Pain (17 people, 3.48%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Digoxin (82 people, 16.77%)
  • Coumadin (81 people, 16.56%)
  • Lipitor (65 people, 13.29%)
  • Aspirin (58 people, 11.86%)
  • Furosemide (56 people, 11.45%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Chest Pain (88 people, 18.00%)
  • Heart Palpitations (69 people, 14.11%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (69 people, 14.11%)
  • Cardiac Failure Congestive (68 people, 13.91%)
  • Fall (65 people, 13.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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