Review: could Doxycycline cause Pleuritis?


Summary

Pleuritis is found among people who take Doxycycline, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Furosemide, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 12,011 people who have side effects while taking Doxycycline from FDA and social media. Among them, 15 have Pleuritis. Find out below who they are, when they have Pleuritis and more.

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Doxycycline

Doxycycline has active ingredients of doxycycline. It is often used in acne. (latest outcomes from Doxycycline 13,409 users)

Pleuritis

Pleuritis (inflammation of the pleurae, which causes pain when breathing) (latest reports from 3,842 Pleuritis patients).

On Jul, 25, 2016

12,011 people reported to have side effects when taking Doxycycline.
Among them, 15 people (0.12%) have Pleuritis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Doxycycline cause Pleuritis?

Time on Doxycycline when people have Pleuritis *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 100 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Pleuritis when taking Doxycycline *:

  • female: 73.33 %
  • male: 26.67 %

Age of people who have Pleuritis when taking Doxycycline *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 11.11 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 33.33 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 55.56 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Severity if Pleuritis when taking Doxycycline **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (3 people)
  • Obesity (2 people)
  • Hypertension (2 people)
  • Acne (2 people)
  • Osteoporosis (1 person)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Furosemide (5 people)
  • Zocor (4 people)
  • Prednisone (4 people)
  • Cipro (4 people)
  • Albuterol (4 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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