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Review: could Viral infection cause Shortness of breath?

We study 619 people who have Viral infection from FDA and social media. Among them, 28 have Shortness of breath (Breathing difficulty). Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Viral infection

Viral infection (latest reports from 63,336 patients) can be treated by Acyclovir.

Shortness of breath

Shortness of breath (latest reports from 1,352,320 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

On Aug, 22, 2014: 619 people who have viral infection are studied. Among them, 28 (4.52%) have Shortness Of Breath. They amount to 0.00% of all the 1,347,760 people who have Shortness Of Breath on eHealthMe.

Trend of Shortness of breath in viral infection reports

Gender of people who have viral infection and experienced Shortness of breath * :

Shortness of breath56.25%43.75%

Age of people who have viral infection and experienced Shortness of breath * :

Shortness of breath0.00%13.33%3.33%10.00%13.33%30.00%16.67%16.67%

Severity of the symptom * :


Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Premenstrual syndrome (2 people, 7.14%)
  2. Anxiety (2 people, 7.14%)
  3. Nausea (2 people, 7.14%)
  4. Nasopharyngitis (2 people, 7.14%)
  5. Pain (2 people, 7.14%)
  6. Bacterial infection (2 people, 7.14%)
  7. Asthma (2 people, 7.14%)
  8. Vomiting (1 people, 3.57%)
  9. Thyroid disorder (1 people, 3.57%)
  10. Urosepsis (1 people, 3.57%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Glucophage (5 people, 17.86%)
  2. Kaletra (4 people, 14.29%)
  3. Hivid (4 people, 14.29%)
  4. Viread (4 people, 14.29%)
  5. Augmentin '125' (3 people, 10.71%)
  6. Zyrtec (3 people, 10.71%)
  7. Albuterol (3 people, 10.71%)
  8. Acyclovir (3 people, 10.71%)
  9. Yaz (3 people, 10.71%)
  10. Aspirin (2 people, 7.14%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments from related studies:

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  • I started developing breathing problems after my doctor increased the mg from 25 to 50. I started developing breathing problems after taking this medication for about a month (50 mg).


  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • No pain
    No difficulty climbing stairs
    No difficulty exercising


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