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From FDA reports: side effects of Spiriva

This is a study of Spiriva side effects. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 50,782 people who take the same drug and have side effectsfrom FDA.

On Nov, 27, 2014: 50,782 people who reported to have side effects when taking Spiriva are studied

Trend of Spiriva's drug interactions, side effects, and effectiveness reports (2441271)

Information of the patient in this study:

Gender: female

Conditions: Dyspnoea

Drugs taking:
- Spiriva
- Spiriva

Side effects have: Urinary Retention, Urinary Tract Infection, Vitreous Floaters

eHealthMe real world results:

For people in general (regardless of gender or age):

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

Side effectNumber of reports
Urinary Retention (the inability to completely or partially empty the bladder)1,202 (2.37%)
Urinary Tract Infection1,423 (2.80%)
Vitreous Floaters (spots before the eyes)58 (0.11%)

Most common side effects experienced by people in the use of Spiriva:

Side effectNumber of reports
Incorrect Route Of Drug Administration17,718
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)14,334
Drug Ineffective8,718
Pneumonia4,837
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe)4,524
Cough3,834
Dry Mouth3,492
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)3,462
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)2,919
Dizziness2,829

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use of Spiriva:

Side effectNumber of reports
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)191
Drug Ineffective98
Pneumonia94
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe)84
Dry Mouth72
Vision Blurred68
Urinary Retention (the inability to completely or partially empty the bladder)62
Dysuria (painful or difficult urination)44
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)42
Constipation40

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    I am a pharmacy student in his final year on rotation at the VA Memorial Hospital. While working up a patient I noticed she has called many times complaining of "panic attacks" stating that she can't breath and has chest tightness. Over the previous two week I also noticed she has been to the ER for these same symptoms.

    Patient is a 61 year old female, with history of hypertension, dyslipidemia, migraine without aura, and while I don't see a specific diagnosis the patient current has a script for albuterol and at one time had a script for ipratropium. Patient has been a lifelone smoker who quit this past June.

    This patient was diagnosed with migraine headaches in 1986 and has been on propranolol 80mg ever since - 28 years. Interestingly, 1986 was around the time Inderal lost its patent and propranolol became generic.

    The patient served in the army from 1972-1976 during the vietnam war. She has a history of mental health issues (not sure what) and anxiety. I feel she has been "labeled" and current episodes of "panic attacks" are answered with benzodiazapines and she is sent on her way.

    During my first look into propranolol, the very first page said, "Check with your doctor immediately if you have any of the following side effects:
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    2)Shortness of Breath
    3)Tightness in the Chest"

    This caught my attention. I then started probing deeper and found an article written by Dr. Noreen Kassem titled "The Long Term Side Effects of Propranolol." In the article she wrote, "...propranolol and other beta blockers can also worsen breathing disorders, such as emphysema and asthma, because they constrict the air passageways of the lungs and can cause fluid build-up in the lungs. This can result in shortness of breath, difficulty breathing and chest tightness in patients who are on propranolol for long periods of time, or who have respiratory disorders."

    I tried to find Dr. Kassem to no avail. I wanted to know exactly where she got this information. I would like to find some primary literature on this topic but haven't had any luck. I need proof, because as of right now I'm a student being told that "she has been on this agent for 28 years, I doubt it's bothering her now." I'm not buying it and I think something is here.

    -61 year olf lifelone smoker with almost guaranteed declining lung function
    -28 year (chronic) use of propranlol (a non-selective beta blocker)
    -Possible asthmatic
    -Experiencing "shortness of breath" and "Chest tightness" that she and everyone else is called anxiety and/or panic attacks.

    I think the propranolol, while not the cause of these problems, is certainly exacerbating them. Does anyone have proof of this happening; peer reviewed articles, anything. My rotation is done in 2 weeks and I know no one will ever look into this again after I'm gone.

    ps... forgive any typos
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    I have been having bad headaches the pain is behind my eyes front for head and temples (I have also had a warming sensation in the back of head and thought body here and there that no one can explain to me ) but I have been subscribed fioricet but I'm a chronic asthmatic so I take albuterol inhaler and some times solution for my neb I read that these 2 can have interation and I been feeling shortness of breath which I know can be a side effect from fioricet but I do take my inhaler daily and I want to check if anyone has been in same situation and if there were any interactions

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