Sectral and Heart palpitations - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Heart palpitations is found among people who take Sectral, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Sectral and have Heart palpitations. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 3,448 people who have side effects when taking Sectral 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, 28, 2023

3,448 people reported to have side effects when taking Sectral.
Among them, 53 people (1.54%) have Heart palpitations.

What is Sectral?

Sectral has active ingredients of acebutolol hydrochloride. It is often used in high blood pressure. eHealthMe is studying from 3,486 Sectral users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Heart palpitations?

Heart palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing) is found to be associated with 4,027 drugs and 3,504 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Sectral and Heart palpitations reports submitted per year:

Could Sectral cause Heart palpitations?

Time on Sectral when people have Heart palpitations *:

  • < 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 Heart palpitations when taking Sectral *:

  • female: 68.63 %
  • male: 31.37 %

Age of people who have Heart palpitations when taking Sectral *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 2.56 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 10.26 %
  • 40-49: 17.95 %
  • 50-59: 28.21 %
  • 60+: 41.03 %

Common drugs people take besides Sectral *:

  1. Levaquin: 9 people, 16.98%
  2. Klonopin: 8 people, 15.09%
  3. Neurontin: 7 people, 13.21%
  4. Lyrica: 6 people, 11.32%
  5. Nexium: 6 people, 11.32%
  6. Mepron: 5 people, 9.43%
  7. Azithromycin: 5 people, 9.43%
  8. Prilosec: 5 people, 9.43%
  9. Protonix: 5 people, 9.43%
  10. Vitamin E: 4 people, 7.55%

Common side effects people have besides Heart palpitations *:

  1. Chest Pain: 16 people, 30.19%
  2. Drug Ineffective: 10 people, 18.87%
  3. Feeling Abnormal: 9 people, 16.98%
  4. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 9 people, 16.98%
  5. Insomnia (sleeplessness): 8 people, 15.09%
  6. Breathing Difficulty: 8 people, 15.09%
  7. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 8 people, 15.09%
  8. Nervousness: 8 people, 15.09%
  9. Heart Rate Increased: 8 people, 15.09%
  10. Weakness: 7 people, 13.21%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Pain: 5 people, 9.43%
  2. Neuropathy Peripheral (surface nerve damage): 5 people, 9.43%
  3. Neuralgia (pain in one or more nerves): 4 people, 7.55%
  4. Ill-Defined Disorder: 3 people, 5.66%
  5. Mitral Valve Prolapse (heart's mitral valve doesn't work well): 2 people, 3.77%
  6. Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints): 2 people, 3.77%
  7. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 2 people, 3.77%
  8. Hiv Infection: 1 person, 1.89%
  9. Cardiac Failure: 1 person, 1.89%
  10. Dementia Alzheimer's Type (loss of mental ability with alzheimer's symptom): 1 person, 1.89%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Sectral and have Heart palpitations?

Check whether Heart palpitations 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 acebutolol hydrochloride (the active ingredients of Sectral) and Sectral (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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