Read All About the Medications That May Cause Atrial Fibrillation

Some medications used to treat high blood pressure, such as beta blockers, can cause AFib as a side effect.

Medications used to treat asthma, such as theophylline, can also cause AFib.

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen and naproxen when combined with prescription blood thinners might put you at risk of serious bleeding.

Antibiotics such as amoxicillin and azithromycin, might result in an abnormal electrical activity in your heart, resulting in AFib or other arrhythmias.

Alcohol and illegal drugs, such as amphetamines and cocaine, can also cause or worsen AFib.

Overuse of caffeine and other stimulants, such as energy drinks and certain over-the-counter medications, can also cause AFib.

Monitor your heart rate and speak with your healthcare provider about any medications that may be causing or worsening your AFib.

Your health care provider can help determine the best course of treatment and make any necessary adjustments to medications or lifestyle.

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