Review: could Accutane cause Shortness of breath (Breathing difficulty)?
Summary: Shortness of breath is found among people who take Accutane, especially for people who are male, 10-19 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Ortho tri-cyclen, and have Acne. We study 27,819 people who have side effects while taking Accutane from FDA and social media. Among them, 387 have Shortness of breath. Find out below who they are, when they have Shortness of breath and more.
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Accutane has active ingredients of isotretinoin. It is often used in acne. (latest outcomes from 28,370 Accutane users)
Shortness of breath
Shortness of breath has been reported by people with high blood pressure, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (latest reports from 165,511 Shortness of breath patients)
On Apr, 28, 2015: 27,819 people reported to have side effects when taking Accutane. Among them, 387 people (1.39%) have Shortness Of Breath.
Time on Accutane when people have Shortness of breath * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Shortness of breath||9.07%||77.65%||5.53%||3.10%||1.11%||3.10%||0.44% |
Gender of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Accutane * :
|Shortness of breath||41.72%||58.28% |
Age of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Accutane * :
|Shortness of breath||0.00%||0.00%||50.39%||39.81%||8.09%||0.78%||0.16%||0.78% |
Severity of Shortness of breath when taking Accutane ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Shortness of breath||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Shortness of breath ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Shortness of breath||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Acne (194 people, 50.13%)
- Migraine (84 people, 21.71%)
- Anxiety (80 people, 20.67%)
- Insomnia (45 people, 11.63%)
- Headache (30 people, 7.75%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Ortho tri-cyclen (106 people, 27.39%)
- Prilosec (91 people, 23.51%)
- Ritalin (86 people, 22.22%)
- Xanax (86 people, 22.22%)
- Lipitor (85 people, 21.96%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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