Rifampin and Heart attack - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Heart attack is found among people who take Rifampin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Rifampin and have Heart attack. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 8,295 people who have side effects when taking Rifampin 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 Mar, 18, 2023

8,295 people reported to have side effects when taking Rifampin.
Among them, 57 people (0.69%) have Heart attack.

What is Rifampin?

Rifampin has active ingredients of rifampin. It is often used in tuberculosis. eHealthMe is studying from 8,528 Rifampin users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Heart attack?

Heart attack is found to be associated with 3,706 drugs and 3,169 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Rifampin and Heart attack reports submitted per year:

Could Rifampin cause Heart attack?

Time on Rifampin when people have Heart attack *:

  • < 1 month: 12.5 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 87.5 %
  • 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 Heart attack when taking Rifampin *:

  • female: 35.29 %
  • male: 64.71 %

Age of people who have Heart attack when taking Rifampin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 32.65 %
  • 60+: 67.35 %

Common drugs people take besides Rifampin *:

  1. Omeprazole: 25 people, 43.86%
  2. Furosemide: 20 people, 35.09%
  3. Protonix: 19 people, 33.33%
  4. Pantoprazole: 18 people, 31.58%
  5. Lisinopril: 18 people, 31.58%
  6. Morphine Sulfate: 17 people, 29.82%
  7. Prilosec: 17 people, 29.82%
  8. Gabapentin: 17 people, 29.82%
  9. Vancomycin: 17 people, 29.82%
  10. Magnesium: 17 people, 29.82%

Common side effects people have besides Heart attack *:

  1. Weakness: 25 people, 43.86%
  2. Weight Decreased: 21 people, 36.84%
  3. Cardiac Failure Congestive: 21 people, 36.84%
  4. Pain: 21 people, 36.84%
  5. Pneumonia: 21 people, 36.84%
  6. Anaemia (lack of blood): 21 people, 36.84%
  7. Blood Glucose Increased: 20 people, 35.09%
  8. Coronary Heart Disease (narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries): 20 people, 35.09%
  9. Swallowing Difficulty: 19 people, 33.33%
  10. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 19 people, 33.33%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. High Blood Pressure: 20 people, 35.09%
  2. Pain: 17 people, 29.82%
  3. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 16 people, 28.07%
  4. Metastases To Bone (cancer spreads to bone): 15 people, 26.32%
  5. Hiccups (an involuntary spasm of the diaphragm and respiratory organs, with a sudden closure of the glottis and a sound like a cough): 15 people, 26.32%
  6. Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells): 15 people, 26.32%
  7. Deep Venous Thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis): 15 people, 26.32%
  8. Stress And Anxiety: 15 people, 26.32%
  9. Insomnia (sleeplessness): 9 people, 15.79%
  10. Hiv Infection: 7 people, 12.28%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Rifampin and have Heart attack?

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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 rifampin (the active ingredients of Rifampin) and Rifampin (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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