Arimidex and Shortness of breath - from FDA reports


Summary

Shortness of breath is found among people who take Arimidex, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Zometa, and have Breast cancer . We study 16,488 people who have side effects while taking Arimidex from FDA. Among them, 894 have Shortness of breath. Find out below who they are, when they have Shortness of breath and more.

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Arimidex

Arimidex has active ingredients of anastrozole. It is often used in breast cancer. (latest outcomes from Arimidex 17,302 users)

Shortness Of Breath

Shortness of breath has been reported by people with high blood pressure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, primary pulmonary hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 283,984 Shortness of breath patients).

On Jan, 25, 2017

16,488 people reported to have side effects when taking Arimidex.
Among them, 894 people (5.42%) have Shortness Of Breath


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Arimidex cause Shortness of breath?

Time on Arimidex when people have Shortness Of Breath *:

  • < 1 month: 21.35 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 24.72 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.49 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.11 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 24.72 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 14.61 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Shortness Of Breath when taking Arimidex *:

  • female: 95.6 %
  • male: 4.4 %

Age of people who have Shortness Of Breath when taking Arimidex *:

  • 0-1: 0.54 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.41 %
  • 20-29: 0.41 %
  • 30-39: 5.83 %
  • 40-49: 7.33 %
  • 50-59: 31.21 %
  • 60+: 54.27 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Breast Cancer (387 people, 43.29%)
  • Metastases To Bone (160 people, 17.90%)
  • Breast Cancer Metastatic (152 people, 17.00%)
  • High Blood Pressure (77 people, 8.61%)
  • Depression (52 people, 5.82%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (455 people, 50.89%)
  • Aredia (297 people, 33.22%)
  • Faslodex (225 people, 25.17%)
  • Taxotere (199 people, 22.26%)
  • Tamoxifen Citrate (174 people, 19.46%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (388 people, 43.40%)
  • Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (385 people, 43.06%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (344 people, 38.48%)
  • Joint Pain (304 people, 34.00%)
  • Fatigue (287 people, 32.10%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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