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Review: could Albuterol sulfate cause Upper respiratory tract infection?

Summary: Upper respiratory tract infection could be caused by Albuterol sulfate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Zometa, and have Asthma.

We study 8,650 people who have side effects while taking Albuterol sulfate from FDA and social media. Among them, 113 have Upper respiratory tract infection. Find out below who they are, when they have Upper respiratory tract infection and more.

On Apr, 17, 2014: 8,650 people reported to have side effects when taking Albuterol sulfate. Among them, 113 people (1.31%) have Upper Respiratory Tract Infection. They amount to 0.09% of all the 122,030 people who have Upper Respiratory Tract Infection on eHealthMe.

Trend of Upper respiratory tract infection in Albuterol sulfate reports

Time on Albuterol sulfate when people have Upper respiratory tract infection * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Upper respiratory tract infection100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Upper respiratory tract infection when taking Albuterol sulfate * :

FemaleMale
Upper respiratory tract infection60.18%39.82%

Age of people who have Upper respiratory tract infection when taking Albuterol sulfate * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Upper respiratory tract infection2.38%5.95%1.19%2.38%4.76%15.48%26.19%41.67%

Severity of Upper respiratory tract infection when taking Albuterol sulfate ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Upper respiratory tract infection ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Asthma (14 people, 12.39%)
  2. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (10 people, 8.85%)
  3. Depression (9 people, 7.96%)
  4. Rheumatoid arthritis (9 people, 7.96%)
  5. Multiple myeloma (8 people, 7.08%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (36 people, 31.86%)
  2. Albuterol sulfate autohaler (36 people, 31.86%)
  3. Prednisone (31 people, 27.43%)
  4. Acetaminophen (28 people, 24.78%)
  5. Aredia (24 people, 21.24%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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