PVC (Premature Ventricular Contractions)

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What is PVC (Premature Ventricular Contractions)?

Premature ventricular contractions are additional heartbeats that are initiated by the abnormal pumping of one of the ventricles of the heart, disrupting the regular heart rhythm. This causes a feeling of a skipped beat in the chest.

What is it like to have PVC (Premature Ventricular Contractions)?

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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What do patients take to treat PVC (Premature Ventricular Contractions) and its symptoms?

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(Endocet, Magnacet, Oxycocet) 11 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
How many evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Citalopram, Alcytan, Celexa) 15 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
How many evaluations
13
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
How many evaluations
8
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
How many evaluations
5
Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Trazodone, Deprax, Desyrel) 8 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
How many evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Albyl, Albyl E, Arthritis Pain®) 35 more
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
3
How many evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
How many evaluations
1
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Data from patients with PVC (Premature Ventricular Contractions), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

Compare treatments for PVC (Premature Ventricular Contractions)

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
How many have tried
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(Endocet, Magnacet, Oxycocet) 11 more
How many have tried
7
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Liver damage Liver disease
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
How many have tried
6
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Cold sweat Dizziness and feeling faint 3 more
How many evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
How many have tried
4
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Sex drive (libido) decreased
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Citalopram, Alcytan, Celexa) 15 more
How many have tried
4
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
13
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
How many have tried
4
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Blurry vision Dizziness (vertigo) 7 more
How many evaluations
8
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
How many have tried
4
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Tiredness Weight gain
How many evaluations
5
Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
How many have tried
4
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Constipation Sleepiness
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Trazodone, Deprax, Desyrel) 8 more
How many have tried
4
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) Fatigue 1 more
How many evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Albyl, Albyl E, Arthritis Pain®) 35 more
How many have tried
3
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Bruise easily Burning in stomach 2 more
How many evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
How many have tried
3
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
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Data from patients with PVC (Premature Ventricular Contractions), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has PVC (Premature Ventricular Contractions) on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 7
30s 29
40s 42
50s 25
60s 10
70+ 4

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

77% Females
23% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 13
20-29 years 19
30-39 years 23
40-49 years 15
50-59 years 7
60-69 years 3
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 94
Not Diagnosed 5

These charts show data from PVC (Premature Ventricular Contractions) patients who have completed their condition history
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