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Review: could Arimidex cause Shortness of breath (Breathing difficulty)?

Summary: Shortness of breath is found among people who take Arimidex, especially for people who are 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Zometa, and have Breast cancer. We study 14,521 people who have side effects while taking Arimidex from FDA and social media. Among them, 801 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 14,965 Arimidex 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 May, 1, 2015: 14,520 people reported to have side effects when taking Arimidex. Among them, 755 people (5.20%) have Shortness Of Breath.

Trend of Shortness of breath in Arimidex reports

Time on Arimidex when people have Shortness of breath * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Shortness of breath17.50%22.50%2.50%7.50%32.50%17.50%0.00%

Age of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Arimidex * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Shortness of breath0.56%0.00%0.00%0.00%8.33%5.93%33.47%51.69%

Severity of Shortness of breath when taking Arimidex ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Shortness of breath0.00%75.00%25.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Shortness of breath ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Shortness of breath0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Breast cancer (334 people, 44.24%)
  2. Metastases to bone (138 people, 18.28%)
  3. Breast cancer metastatic (136 people, 18.01%)
  4. Hypertension (65 people, 8.61%)
  5. Pain (48 people, 6.36%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (427 people, 56.56%)
  2. Aredia (274 people, 36.29%)
  3. Faslodex (198 people, 26.23%)
  4. Tamoxifen citrate (196 people, 25.96%)
  5. Taxotere (194 people, 25.70%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • I has an undiagnosed pain syndrome for 6 years.
    Developed breast cancer and received treatment including Arimidrex.
    Now with debilitating fatigue and need to keep legs up in chair 23/7. Not able to do simple personal tasks.
    It's been 5 years since cancer treatment!

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