Review: could Alcohol cause Respiratory Failure?


Summary

Respiratory failure is found among people who take Alcohol, especially for people who are male, 30-39 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Citalopram Hydrobromide, and have Depression . We study 5,829 people who have side effects while taking Alcohol from FDA and social media. Among them, 62 have Respiratory failure. Find out below who they are, when they have Respiratory failure and more.

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Alcohol

Alcohol has active ingredients of alcohol. It is often used in alcoholism. (latest outcomes from Alcohol 6,386 users)

Respiratory Failure

Respiratory failure (inadequate gas exchange by the respiratory system) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, death, thrombocytopenia, drug ineffective, cardiac failure (latest reports from 45,965 Respiratory failure patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

5,829 people reported to have side effects when taking Alcohol.
Among them, 62 people (1.06%) have Respiratory Failure


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Alcohol cause Respiratory failure?

Time on Alcohol when people have Respiratory Failure *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Respiratory Failure when taking Alcohol *:

  • female: 42.62 %
  • male: 57.38 %

Age of people who have Respiratory Failure when taking Alcohol *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 12.96 %
  • 30-39: 35.19 %
  • 40-49: 20.37 %
  • 50-59: 12.96 %
  • 60+: 18.52 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (6 people, 9.68%)
  • Insomnia (4 people, 6.45%)
  • Hypertension (4 people, 6.45%)
  • Intentional Overdose (3 people, 4.84%)
  • Alcohol Abuse (3 people, 4.84%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Citalopram Hydrobromide (8 people, 12.90%)
  • Zoloft (6 people, 9.68%)
  • Vasotec (6 people, 9.68%)
  • Alprazolam (6 people, 9.68%)
  • Ambien (5 people, 8.06%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Overdose (20 people, 32.26%)
  • Unresponsive To Stimuli (15 people, 24.19%)
  • Coma (15 people, 24.19%)
  • Suicide Attempt (13 people, 20.97%)
  • Intentional Overdose (13 people, 20.97%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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