Cartia xt and Tinnitus - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Tinnitus is found among people who take Cartia xt, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Cartia xt and have Tinnitus. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 5,852 people who have side effects when taking Cartia xt from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Feb, 07, 2023

5,852 people reported to have side effects when taking Cartia xt.
Among them, 21 people (0.36%) have Tinnitus.

What is Cartia xt?

Cartia xt has active ingredients of diltiazem hydrochloride. It is often used in high blood pressure. eHealthMe is studying from 6,178 Cartia xt users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Tinnitus?

Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears) is found to be associated with 3,269 drugs and 2,818 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Cartia xt and Tinnitus reports submitted per year:

Could Cartia xt cause Tinnitus?

Time on Cartia xt when people have Tinnitus *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 100 %
  • 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 Tinnitus when taking Cartia xt *:

  • female: 68.42 %
  • male: 31.58 %

Age of people who have Tinnitus when taking Cartia xt *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 20 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 80 %

Common drugs people take besides Cartia xt *:

  1. Warfarin Sodium: 3 people, 14.29%
  2. Avapro: 3 people, 14.29%
  3. Aspirin: 3 people, 14.29%
  4. Zocor: 2 people, 9.52%
  5. Vicodin: 2 people, 9.52%
  6. Lexapro: 2 people, 9.52%
  7. Fish Oil: 2 people, 9.52%
  8. Synthroid: 2 people, 9.52%
  9. Cardizem: 2 people, 9.52%
  10. Indapamide: 2 people, 9.52%

Common side effects people have besides Tinnitus *:

  1. Dizziness: 11 people, 52.38%
  2. Hearing Loss: 4 people, 19.05%
  3. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 4 people, 19.05%
  4. Heart Palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing): 3 people, 14.29%
  5. Faeces Discolored: 2 people, 9.52%
  6. Headache (pain in head): 2 people, 9.52%
  7. Diarrhea: 2 people, 9.52%
  8. Nausea And Vomiting: 2 people, 9.52%
  9. Drug Ineffective: 2 people, 9.52%
  10. Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure): 2 people, 9.52%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break): 2 people, 9.52%
  2. Depression: 2 people, 9.52%
  3. Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body): 1 person, 4.76%
  4. Headache (pain in head): 1 person, 4.76%
  5. Arrhythmias (irregular heartbeat): 1 person, 4.76%
  6. Arthritis (form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints): 1 person, 4.76%
  7. Cardiac Disorder: 1 person, 4.76%
  8. Gait Disturbance: 1 person, 4.76%
  9. Glaucoma (increased fluid pressure in the eye with vision loss): 1 person, 4.76%
  10. High Blood Cholesterol: 1 person, 4.76%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Cartia xt and have Tinnitus?

Check whether Tinnitus is associated with a drug or a condition

How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on diltiazem hydrochloride (the active ingredients of Cartia xt) and Cartia xt (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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