Review: could Marijuana cause Difficulty Breathing?


Difficulty breathing is found among people who take Marijuana, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Cipro, and have Fibromyalgia . We study 1,813 people who have side effects while taking Marijuana from FDA and social media. Among them, 57 have Difficulty breathing. Find out below who they are, when they have Difficulty breathing and more.

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Marijuana has active ingredients of marijuana. It is often used in drug abuse and dependence. (latest outcomes from Marijuana 2,060 users)

Difficulty Breathing

Difficulty breathing has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, erythema multiforme, swallowing difficulty, rashes, back pain (latest reports from 201,658 Difficulty breathing patients).

On Aug, 28, 2016

1,813 people reported to have side effects when taking Marijuana.
Among them, 57 people (3.14%) have Difficulty Breathing

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Marijuana cause Difficulty breathing?

Time on Marijuana when people have Difficulty Breathing *:

  • < 1 month: 12.5 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 12.5 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12.5 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 37.5 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 12.5 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 12.5 %

Gender of people who have Difficulty Breathing when taking Marijuana *:

  • female: 60 %
  • male: 40 %

Age of people who have Difficulty Breathing when taking Marijuana *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 5.88 %
  • 20-29: 21.57 %
  • 30-39: 29.41 %
  • 40-49: 21.57 %
  • 50-59: 17.65 %
  • 60+: 3.92 %

Severity if Difficulty Breathing when taking Marijuana **:

  • least: 16.67 %
  • moderate: 50.0 %
  • severe: 33.33 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Difficulty Breathing **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Fibromyalgia (13 people)
  • Pain (10 people)
  • Anxiety Disorder (9 people)
  • Depression (8 people)
  • Anxiety (8 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Yasmin (7 people)
  • Simvastatin (7 people)
  • Neurontin (7 people)
  • Lyrica (7 people)
  • Cipro (7 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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