Review: could Arimidex cause Shortness of breath?
Summary: Shortness of breath could be caused by Arimidex, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Zometa, and have Breast cancer.
We study 14,487 people who have side effects while taking Arimidex from FDA and social media. Among them, 755 have Shortness of breath. Find out below who they are, when they have Shortness of breath and more.
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Arimidex (latest outcomes from 14,925 users) has active ingredients of anastrozole. It is often used in breast cancer, breast cancer female. Commonly reported side effects of Arimidex include joint pain, pain, pain exacerbated, hot flush, fatigue.
Shortness of breath
Shortness of breath (latest reports from 1,337,469 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
On Apr, 10, 2014: 14,469 people reported to have side effects when taking Arimidex. Among them, 755 people (5.22%) have Shortness Of Breath. They amount to 0.06% of all the 1,339,953 people who have Shortness Of Breath on eHealthMe.
Time on Arimidex when people have Shortness of breath * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Shortness of breath||17.50%||22.50%||2.50%||7.50%||32.50%||17.50%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Arimidex * :
|Shortness of breath||0.56%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||8.33%||5.93%||33.47%||51.69% |
Severity of Shortness of breath when taking Arimidex ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Shortness of breath||0.00%||75.00%||25.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Shortness of breath ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Shortness of breath||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Breast cancer (334 people, 44.24%)
- Metastases to bone (138 people, 18.28%)
- Breast cancer metastatic (136 people, 18.01%)
- Hypertension (65 people, 8.61%)
- Pain (48 people, 6.36%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (427 people, 56.56%)
- Aredia (274 people, 36.29%)
- Faslodex (198 people, 26.23%)
- Tamoxifen citrate (196 people, 25.96%)
- Taxotere (194 people, 25.70%)
* 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 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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