Amiodarone hydrochloride and Chest tightness or pressure - from FDA reports


Chest tightness or pressure is found among people who take Amiodarone hydrochloride, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Digoxin, and have High blood pressure. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 3,084 people who have side effects when taking Amiodarone hydrochloride from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Aug, 10, 2018

3,084 people reported to have side effects when taking Amiodarone hydrochloride.
Among them, 75 people (2.43%) have Chest tightness or pressure


Number of reports submitted per year:

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Time on Amiodarone hydrochloride when people have Chest tightness or pressure *:

  • < 1 month: 63.64 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.09 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 18.18 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 9.09 %

Gender of people who have Chest tightness or pressure when taking Amiodarone hydrochloride *:

  • female: 40 %
  • male: 60 %

Age of people who have Chest tightness or pressure when taking Amiodarone hydrochloride *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 13.24 %
  • 50-59: 10.29 %
  • 60+: 76.47 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. High Blood Pressure: 8 people, 10.67%
  2. Coronary Heart Disease (narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries): 6 people, 8.00%
  3. Spinal Osteoarthritis (joint cartilage loss in spine): 5 people, 6.67%
  4. Cardiac Disorder: 5 people, 6.67%
  5. Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break): 4 people, 5.33%
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Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Digoxin: 15 people, 20.00%
  2. Aspirin: 14 people, 18.67%
  3. Furosemide: 10 people, 13.33%
  4. Ramipril: 10 people, 13.33%
  5. Coumadin: 10 people, 13.33%
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Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Breathing Difficulty: 21 people, 28.00%
  2. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 15 people, 20.00%
  3. Weakness: 14 people, 18.67%
  4. Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure): 13 people, 17.33%
  5. Cardiac Failure Congestive: 13 people, 17.33%
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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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