Review: could Lyrica cause Copd?


Summary

Copd is found among people who take Lyrica, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Nexium, and have Pain . We study 119,134 people who have side effects while taking Lyrica from FDA and social media. Among them, 718 have Copd. Find out below who they are, when they have Copd and more.

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Lyrica

Lyrica has active ingredients of pregabalin. It is often used in fibromyalgia. (latest outcomes from Lyrica 121,583 users)

Copd

Copd (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, drug ineffective, dry mouth, weakness, pneumonia (latest reports from 95,886 Copd patients).

On Sep, 18, 2016

119,134 people reported to have side effects when taking Lyrica.
Among them, 718 people (0.6%) have Copd


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lyrica cause Copd?

Time on Lyrica when people have Copd *:

  • < 1 month: 51.52 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 12.12 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12.12 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.09 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 9.09 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 6.06 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Copd when taking Lyrica *:

  • female: 62.77 %
  • male: 37.23 %

Age of people who have Copd when taking Lyrica *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.18 %
  • 10-19: 0.18 %
  • 20-29: 0.54 %
  • 30-39: 0.73 %
  • 40-49: 12.89 %
  • 50-59: 23.05 %
  • 60+: 62.43 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (116 people, 16.16%)
  • Fibromyalgia (82 people, 11.42%)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (76 people, 10.58%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (71 people, 9.89%)
  • Depression (64 people, 8.91%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Nexium (173 people, 24.09%)
  • Zometa (159 people, 22.14%)
  • Spiriva (151 people, 21.03%)
  • Ambien (148 people, 20.61%)
  • Prednisone (138 people, 19.22%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (245 people, 34.12%)
  • Dyspnoea (231 people, 32.17%)
  • Anxiety (198 people, 27.58%)
  • Back Pain (177 people, 24.65%)
  • Pneumonia (171 people, 23.82%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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