Review: could Methadone Hydrochloride cause Pneumonia?


Pneumonia is found among people who take Methadone Hydrochloride, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Zometa, and have Pain . We study 2,425 people who have side effects while taking Methadone hydrochloride from FDA and social media. Among them, 67 have Pneumonia. Find out below who they are, when they have Pneumonia and more.

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Methadone Hydrochloride

Methadone hydrochloride has active ingredients of methadone hydrochloride. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Methadone hydrochloride 2,951 users)


Pneumonia has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, hypotension, rashes, thrombocytopenia, diarrhea (latest reports from 118,136 Pneumonia patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

2,425 people reported to have side effects when taking Methadone Hydrochloride.
Among them, 67 people (2.76%) have Pneumonia

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Methadone hydrochloride cause Pneumonia?

Time on Methadone Hydrochloride when people have Pneumonia *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 66.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 33.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Pneumonia when taking Methadone Hydrochloride *:

  • female: 66.15 %
  • male: 33.85 %

Age of people who have Pneumonia when taking Methadone Hydrochloride *:

  • 0-1: 1.69 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 5.08 %
  • 30-39: 15.25 %
  • 40-49: 22.03 %
  • 50-59: 27.12 %
  • 60+: 27.12 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (13 people)
  • Hepatitis C (12 people)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (7 people)
  • Depression (6 people)
  • Pneumonia (5 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (21 people)
  • Gabapentin (17 people)
  • Prednisone (15 people)
  • Lorazepam (15 people)
  • Dexamethasone (15 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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