Will you have Ventricular fibrillation with Diovan - from FDA reports


Ventricular fibrillation is found among people who take Diovan, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Lasix, and have Diabetes. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 70,484 people who have side effects when taking Diovan from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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Healthcare data is obtained from a number of sources including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This information is aggregated and used to produce personalized reports that patients can reference.

The information that eHealthMe collects includes:

  • Side effects (including severity and how people recover from them)
  • Associated conditions or symptoms
  • Drug effectiveness
  • Demographic data regarding drug use

How the study uses the data?

The study is based on valsartan (the active ingredients of Diovan) and Diovan (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Synonyms of Ventricular fibrillation are also considered in the study.

What is Diovan?

Diovan has active ingredients of valsartan. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from Diovan 72,779 users)

What is Ventricular fibrillation?

Ventricular fibrillation (abnormally irregular heart rhythm) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, atrial fibrillation/flutter, diabetes, depression, acute myocardial infarction (latest reports from 13,068 Ventricular fibrillation patients).

How to use the study?

Patients can bring a copy of the report to their healthcare provider to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood. It is recommended that patients use the information presented as a part of a broader decision-making process.

On Mar, 18, 2019

70,484 people reported to have side effects when taking Diovan.
Among them, 135 people (0.19%) have Ventricular fibrillation

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Diovan cause Ventricular fibrillation?

Time on Diovan when people have Ventricular fibrillation *:

  • < 1 month: 3.45 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 31.03 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.45 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.45 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 51.72 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 6.9 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Ventricular fibrillation when taking Diovan *:

  • female: 41.48 %
  • male: 58.52 %

Age of people who have Ventricular fibrillation when taking Diovan *:

  • 0-1: 0.83 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 1.65 %
  • 40-49: 18.18 %
  • 50-59: 21.49 %
  • 60+: 57.85 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Sciatic Nerve Injury: 11 people, 8.15%
  2. Diabetes: 11 people, 8.15%
  3. Sleep Disorder: 9 people, 6.67%
  4. Cardiac Failure: 9 people, 6.67%
  5. Hyperuricaemia (level of uric acid in the blood that is abnormally high): 7 people, 5.19%
  6. Psoriasis (immune-mediated disease that affects the skin): 7 people, 5.19%
  7. Enlarged Prostate: 6 people, 4.44%
  8. Arrhythmias (irregular heartbeat): 6 people, 4.44%
  9. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe): 6 people, 4.44%
  10. Coronary Heart Disease (narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries): 6 people, 4.44%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Lasix: 45 people, 33.33%
  2. Digoxin: 34 people, 25.19%
  3. Coreg: 27 people, 20.00%
  4. Aspirin: 25 people, 18.52%
  5. Furosemide: 25 people, 18.52%
  6. Coumadin: 21 people, 15.56%
  7. Vioxx: 21 people, 15.56%
  8. Alprazolam: 19 people, 14.07%
  9. Lipitor: 19 people, 14.07%
  10. Prevacid: 18 people, 13.33%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Ventricular Tachycardia (rapid heartbeat that originates in one of the lower chambers (the ventricles) of the heart): 48 people, 35.56%
  2. Cardiac Arrest: 43 people, 31.85%
  3. Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure): 38 people, 28.15%
  4. Cardiac Failure Congestive: 37 people, 27.41%
  5. Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction): 30 people, 22.22%
  6. Acute Myocardial Infarction (acute heart attack): 27 people, 20.00%
  7. Coronary Heart Disease (narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries): 26 people, 19.26%
  8. Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling): 25 people, 18.52%
  9. Pain: 24 people, 17.78%
  10. Cardio-Respiratory Arrest (sudden dysfunction of heart and lungs): 24 people, 17.78%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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