Warfarin sodium and Muscle weakness - from FDA reports


Summary

Muscle weakness is found among people who take Warfarin Sodium, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Digoxin, and have Atrial fibrillation/flutter . We study 50,578 people who have side effects while taking Warfarin sodium from FDA. Among them, 2,720 have Muscle weakness. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle weakness and more.

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Warfarin Sodium

Warfarin sodium has active ingredients of warfarin sodium. It is often used in atrial fibrillation/flutter. (latest outcomes from Warfarin sodium 54,018 users)

Muscle Weakness

Muscle weakness (a lack of muscle strength) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 279,146 Muscle weakness patients).

On Jan, 22, 2017

50,578 people reported to have side effects when taking Warfarin Sodium.
Among them, 2,720 people (5.38%) have Muscle Weakness


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Warfarin sodium cause Muscle weakness?

Time on Warfarin Sodium when people have Muscle Weakness *:

  • < 1 month: 32.64 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 28.5 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.29 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.92 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 11.4 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.66 %
  • 10+ years: 2.59 %

Gender of people who have Muscle Weakness when taking Warfarin Sodium *:

  • female: 47.4 %
  • male: 52.6 %

Age of people who have Muscle Weakness when taking Warfarin Sodium *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.09 %
  • 10-19: 0.09 %
  • 20-29: 0.86 %
  • 30-39: 2.07 %
  • 40-49: 5.87 %
  • 50-59: 13.69 %
  • 60+: 77.32 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (354 people, 13.01%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (176 people, 6.47%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (151 people, 5.55%)
  • High Blood Pressure (125 people, 4.60%)
  • Pain (110 people, 4.04%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Furosemide (512 people, 18.82%)
  • Digoxin (512 people, 18.82%)
  • Aspirin (412 people, 15.15%)
  • Lasix (369 people, 13.57%)
  • Lisinopril (367 people, 13.49%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (691 people, 25.40%)
  • Nausea (515 people, 18.93%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (502 people, 18.46%)
  • Dizziness (459 people, 16.88%)
  • Pain (453 people, 16.65%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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