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Review: could Coumadin cause Shortness of breath?

Summary: Shortness of breath could be caused by Coumadin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Lasix, and have Pulmonary arterial hypertension.

We study 72,161 people who have side effects while taking Coumadin from FDA and social media. Among them, 6,240 have Shortness of breath. Find out below who they are, when they have Shortness of breath and more.

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Coumadin

Coumadin (latest outcomes from 75,036 users) has active ingredients of warfarin sodium. It is often used in blood clots.

Shortness of breath

Shortness of breath (latest reports from 1,337,571 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

On Apr, 14, 2014: 72,161 people reported to have side effects when taking Coumadin. Among them, 5,155 people (7.14%) have Shortness Of Breath. They amount to 0.38% of all the 1,341,518 people who have Shortness Of Breath on eHealthMe.

Trend of Shortness of breath in Coumadin reports

Time on Coumadin when people have Shortness of breath * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Shortness of breath23.74%38.38%12.63%10.61%7.07%4.04%3.54%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Shortness of breath0.00%0.00%0.49%2.55%4.82%9.17%18.92%64.06%

Severity of Shortness of breath when taking Coumadin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Shortness of breath11.11%44.44%27.78%16.67%

How people recovered from Shortness of breath ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Shortness of breath25.00%0.00%75.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pulmonary arterial hypertension (704 people, 13.66%)
  2. Atrial fibrillation (404 people, 7.84%)
  3. Multiple myeloma (329 people, 6.38%)
  4. Hypertension (253 people, 4.91%)
  5. Pain (237 people, 4.60%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lasix (1,427 people, 27.68%)
  2. Aspirin (1,157 people, 22.44%)
  3. Digoxin (936 people, 18.16%)
  4. Zometa (796 people, 15.44%)
  5. Tracleer (656 people, 12.73%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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On eHealthMe, Coumadin (warfarin sodium) is often used for blood clots. Find out below the conditions Coumadin is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • S/p coronary stent ~ 2 years ago. Recent onset SOB relieved by discontinuing the cipro and using the symbicort. But the symptoms returned shortly after starting the inhaler and discontinuing the cipro. The pulmonary function test showed non cardiac asthma. The breo does not work as well. Possibly the SOB is due to the cozaar? Lytes and CBC are normal. Non smoker X 35 years though prior was a heavy smoker.
    Thanks

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  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • Ablation to treat atrial fibrillation resulted in atypical flutter ECG reading. Still awaiting treatment for this after 6 months wait

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