Acute pericarditis

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What is acute pericarditis?

Pericarditis is an inflammation of the pericardium (an inflammation of the sac surrounding the heart).

Common symptoms reported by people with acute pericarditis

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, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with acute pericarditis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Colcrys)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
acute pericarditis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Water aerobics)
Type
Exercise
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Morphine ER)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pamelor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
acute pericarditis (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Lifestyle Modification
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)

Data from patients with acute pericarditis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with acute pericarditis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Colcrys)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
acute pericarditis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
anxious mood drowsiness
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Water aerobics)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Morphine ER)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pamelor)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
acute pericarditis (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with acute pericarditis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has acute pericarditis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 7
30s 11
40s 20
50s 15
60s 14
70+ 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 16
Female 52

These charts show data from acute pericarditis patients who have completed their condition history
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