Review: could Coumadin cause Shortness Of Breath?


Shortness of breath is found among people who take Coumadin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Lasix, and have Pulmonary arterial hypertension . We study 78,087 people who have side effects while taking Coumadin from FDA and social media. Among them, 5,775 have Shortness of breath. Find out below who they are, when they have Shortness of breath and more.

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Coumadin has active ingredients of warfarin sodium. It is often used in atrial fibrillation/flutter. (latest outcomes from Coumadin 80,735 users)

Shortness Of Breath

Shortness of breath has been reported by people with pain, nausea, high blood pressure, pneumonia, chest pain (latest reports from 186,247 Shortness of breath patients).

On Aug, 22, 2016

78,087 people reported to have side effects when taking Coumadin.
Among them, 5,775 people (7.4%) have Shortness Of Breath

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Coumadin cause Shortness of breath?

Time on Coumadin when people have Shortness Of Breath *:

  • < 1 month: 25.65 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 29.32 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 13.09 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.99 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 11.52 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.76 %
  • 10+ years: 3.66 %

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

  • female: 58.79 %
  • male: 41.21 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.56 %
  • 20-29: 2.39 %
  • 30-39: 4.42 %
  • 40-49: 9.38 %
  • 50-59: 19.39 %
  • 60+: 63.84 %

Severity if Shortness Of Breath when taking Coumadin **:

  • least: 13.64 %
  • moderate: 45.45 %
  • severe: 27.27 %
  • most severe: 13.64 %

How people recovered from Shortness Of Breath **:

  • while on drug: 28.57 %
  • after off the drug: 14.29 %
  • not yet: 57.14 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (1,073 people)
  • Atrial Fibrillation (426 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (311 people)
  • Hypertension (288 people)
  • Pain (243 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (1,496 people)
  • Aspirin (949 people)
  • Digoxin (937 people)
  • Tracleer (888 people)
  • Zometa (815 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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