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Review: could Amiodarone cause Respiratory failure?

We study 2,567 people who have side effects while taking Amiodarone from FDA and social media. Among them, 48 have Respiratory failure. Find out below who they are, when they have Respiratory failure and more.

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On Apr, 16, 2014: 2,567 people reported to have side effects when taking Amiodarone hydrochloride. Among them, 48 people (1.87%) have Respiratory Failure. They amount to 0.02% of all the 230,033 people who have Respiratory Failure on eHealthMe.

Trend of Respiratory failure in Amiodarone hydrochloride reports

Time on Amiodarone hydrochloride when people have Respiratory failure * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Respiratory failure70.97%12.90%9.68%0.00%6.45%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Respiratory failure when taking Amiodarone hydrochloride * :

FemaleMale
Respiratory failure12.50%87.50%

Age of people who have Respiratory failure when taking Amiodarone hydrochloride * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Respiratory failure0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%4.69%95.31%

Severity of Respiratory failure when taking Amiodarone hydrochloride ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Respiratory failure ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Atrial fibrillation (20 people, 41.67%)
  2. Polyuria (13 people, 27.08%)
  3. Hypercholesterolaemia (3 people, 6.25%)
  4. Acute myocardial infarction (3 people, 6.25%)
  5. Aortic stenosis (3 people, 6.25%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lasix (27 people, 56.25%)
  2. Hanp (15 people, 31.25%)
  3. Furosemide (10 people, 20.83%)
  4. Aspirin (10 people, 20.83%)
  5. Plavix (8 people, 16.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • I had two successful cataract surgeries (right/left) in 2009. 2011 a bout of afib, hospitalized, put on Amiodarone for high dose for 14 days then the dose cut in half, continued on it for over one year, eyes started to hurt feeling as if they were too large for socket, eyesight started to deteriorate and within months was legally blind, not taken off Amiodarone, about seven months after starting Amiodarone I was taken off simvastatin, now the VA is trying to cover their tracks to find anything that may be the cause OTHER THAN AMIODARONE.

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  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • I have had severe short term memory loss since taking Gabepentin and it seemed to have worsened since taking the other two drugs.

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  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • I have been getting Gallbladder pain after taking Amiodarone which I get only when the Heart goes into Arterial Flutter. Is there aside affect related Amiodarone known.Thank you.

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