Naproxen and Ventricular tachycardia - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Ventricular tachycardia is found among people who take Naproxen, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Naproxen and have Ventricular tachycardia. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 54,594 people who have side effects when taking Naproxen 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 Nov, 30, 2022

54,594 people reported to have side effects when taking Naproxen.
Among them, 72 people (0.13%) have Ventricular tachycardia.

What is Naproxen?

Naproxen has active ingredients of naproxen. It is often used in pain. eHealthMe is studying from 57,574 Naproxen users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Ventricular tachycardia?

Ventricular tachycardia (rapid heartbeat that originates in one of the lower chambers (the ventricles) of the heart) is found to be associated with 2,575 drugs and 1,961 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Naproxen and Ventricular tachycardia reports submitted per year:

Could Naproxen cause Ventricular tachycardia?

Time on Naproxen when people have Ventricular tachycardia *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 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 Ventricular tachycardia when taking Naproxen *:

  • female: 43.66 %
  • male: 56.34 %

Age of people who have Ventricular tachycardia when taking Naproxen *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 8.16 %
  • 30-39: 10.2 %
  • 40-49: 8.16 %
  • 50-59: 30.61 %
  • 60+: 42.86 %

Common drugs people take besides Naproxen *:

  1. Aspirin: 34 people, 47.22%
  2. Furosemide: 21 people, 29.17%
  3. Lasix: 17 people, 23.61%
  4. Ambien: 17 people, 23.61%
  5. Ativan: 16 people, 22.22%
  6. Digoxin: 15 people, 20.83%
  7. Coumadin: 15 people, 20.83%
  8. Coreg: 15 people, 20.83%
  9. Lantus: 15 people, 20.83%
  10. Albuterol: 14 people, 19.44%

Common side effects people have besides Ventricular tachycardia *:

  1. Weakness: 31 people, 43.06%
  2. Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (atrial fibrillation and flutter are abnormal heart rhythms in which the atria, or upper chambers of the heart, are out of sync with the ventricles): 29 people, 40.28%
  3. Fever: 24 people, 33.33%
  4. Pleural Effusion (water on the lungs): 24 people, 33.33%
  5. Cardiac Failure Congestive: 21 people, 29.17%
  6. High Blood Pressure: 21 people, 29.17%
  7. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 21 people, 29.17%
  8. Pneumonia: 20 people, 27.78%
  9. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 19 people, 26.39%
  10. Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure): 18 people, 25.00%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break): 9 people, 12.50%
  2. Bone Loss: 9 people, 12.50%
  3. Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints): 7 people, 9.72%
  4. Anaesthesia: 5 people, 6.94%
  5. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 5 people, 6.94%
  6. Respiratory Disorder (respiratory disease): 5 people, 6.94%
  7. Anaemia Of Malignant Disease: 3 people, 4.17%
  8. Depression: 3 people, 4.17%
  9. Pain In Extremity: 3 people, 4.17%
  10. Cardiac Failure Congestive: 2 people, 2.78%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Naproxen and have Ventricular tachycardia?

Check whether Ventricular tachycardia 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 naproxen (the active ingredients of Naproxen) and Naproxen (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?

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