Review: could Xolair cause Atrial Fibrillation?


Atrial fibrillation is found among people who take Xolair, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Symbicort, and have Asthma . We study 13,295 people who have side effects while taking Xolair from FDA and social media. Among them, 75 have Atrial fibrillation. Find out below who they are, when they have Atrial fibrillation and more.

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Xolair has active ingredients of omalizumab. It is often used in asthma. (latest outcomes from Xolair 13,348 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, 29, 2016

13,295 people reported to have side effects when taking Xolair.
Among them, 75 people (0.56%) have Atrial Fibrillation

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Xolair cause Atrial fibrillation?

Time on Xolair when people have Atrial Fibrillation *:

  • < 1 month: 28.57 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 71.43 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 28 %
  • male: 72 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 2.9 %
  • 50-59: 18.84 %
  • 60+: 78.26 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Asthma (66 people)
  • Bronchitis (14 people)
  • Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis Allergic (4 people)
  • Hypertension (2 people)
  • Atrial Fibrillation (1 person)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Symbicort (36 people)
  • Singulair (33 people)
  • Alvesco (31 people)
  • Prednisone (27 people)
  • Lasix (17 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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