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Review: could Coumadin cause Pleural effusion?

Summary: Pleural effusion is found among people who take Coumadin, especially for people who are 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lasix, and have Multiple myeloma. We study 72,237 people who have side effects while taking Coumadin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,608 have Pleural effusion. Find out below who they are, when they have Pleural effusion and more.

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Coumadin

Coumadin has active ingredients of warfarin sodium. It is often used in blood clots. (latest outcomes from 75,118 Coumadin users)

Pleural effusion

Pleural effusion (water on the lungs) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma, pain, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 34,883 Pleural effusion patients)

On May, 4, 2015: 72,234 people reported to have side effects when taking Coumadin. Among them, 1,608 people (2.23%) have Pleural Effusion.

Trend of Pleural effusion in Coumadin reports

Time on Coumadin when people have Pleural effusion * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Pleural effusion31.11%15.56%13.33%17.78%17.78%4.44%0.00%

Age of people who have Pleural effusion when taking Coumadin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Pleural effusion0.44%0.07%0.15%1.89%1.31%7.18%23.93%65.05%

Severity of Pleural effusion when taking Coumadin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Pleural effusion ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (161 people, 10.01%)
  2. Breast cancer (134 people, 8.33%)
  3. Metastases to bone (123 people, 7.65%)
  4. Osteoporosis (111 people, 6.90%)
  5. Atrial fibrillation (102 people, 6.34%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lasix (580 people, 36.07%)
  2. Zometa (566 people, 35.20%)
  3. Aspirin (553 people, 34.39%)
  4. Aredia (433 people, 26.93%)
  5. Digoxin (377 people, 23.45%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • effusion progressively worse as Warfarin dose increased

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