Voltaren and Irregular heart beat - from FDA reports


Summary

Irregular heart beat is found among people who take Voltaren, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Vioxx, and have Joint pain . We study 28,441 people who have side effects while taking Voltaren from FDA. Among them, 69 have Irregular heart beat. Find out below who they are, when they have Irregular heart beat and more.

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Voltaren

Voltaren has active ingredients of diclofenac sodium. It is often used in arthritis. (latest outcomes from Voltaren 29,214 users)

Irregular Heart Beat

Irregular heart beat has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol, pain (latest reports from 22,039 Irregular heart beat patients).

On Jan, 30, 2017

28,441 people reported to have side effects when taking Voltaren.
Among them, 69 people (0.24%) have Irregular Heart Beat


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Voltaren cause Irregular heart beat?

Time on Voltaren when people have Irregular Heart Beat *:

  • < 1 month: 77.78 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 22.22 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Irregular Heart Beat when taking Voltaren *:

  • female: 67.65 %
  • male: 32.35 %

Age of people who have Irregular Heart Beat when taking Voltaren *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 3.28 %
  • 30-39: 3.28 %
  • 40-49: 36.07 %
  • 50-59: 9.84 %
  • 60+: 47.54 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Joint Pain (20 people, 28.99%)
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy (15 people, 21.74%)
  • Arthritis (9 people, 13.04%)
  • Pain (7 people, 10.14%)
  • Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (6 people, 8.70%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vioxx (18 people, 26.09%)
  • Prempro (15 people, 21.74%)
  • Digoxin (9 people, 13.04%)
  • Lasix (7 people, 10.14%)
  • Xanax (6 people, 8.70%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (27 people, 39.13%)
  • Oedema Peripheral (24 people, 34.78%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (24 people, 34.78%)
  • Tricuspid Valve Incompetence (19 people, 27.54%)
  • Arthritis (18 people, 26.09%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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