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Review: could Methadone cause Pneumonia?

We study 2,042 people who have side effects while taking Methadone from FDA and social media. Among them, 71 have Pneumonia. Find out below who they are, when they have Pneumonia and more.

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Methadone hydrochloride

Methadone hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 2,796 users) has active ingredients of methadone hydrochloride. It is often used in pain.

Pneumonia

Pneumonia (latest reports from 764,418 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma, osteoporosis.

On Jul, 14, 2014: 2,042 people reported to have side effects when taking Methadone hydrochloride. Among them, 72 people (3.53%) have Pneumonia. They amount to 0.01% of all the 755,587 people who have Pneumonia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Pneumonia in Methadone hydrochloride reports

Time on Methadone hydrochloride when people have Pneumonia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Pneumonia0.00%50.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Pneumonia1.61%0.00%0.00%4.84%16.13%22.58%29.03%25.81%

Severity of Pneumonia when taking Methadone hydrochloride ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Pneumonia ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (12 people, 16.67%)
  2. Hepatitis c (9 people, 12.50%)
  3. Nausea (6 people, 8.33%)
  4. Fibromyalgia (5 people, 6.94%)
  5. Multiple sclerosis (5 people, 6.94%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (20 people, 27.78%)
  2. Gabapentin (18 people, 25.00%)
  3. Prednisone (14 people, 19.44%)
  4. Lorazepam (14 people, 19.44%)
  5. Dexamethasone (14 people, 19.44%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (3 days ago):

  • after two years on methadone for server pain. my potassium level are very high. so much doctor very concern

    Reply

  • From this study (7 days ago):

  • Diarrhea, Decrease of appetite, Pain in the stomach(burning), tiredness, loss of interest, sex drive none, weight gain from not eating, swelling of the legs and hands, pinching needles in the hands, Hands and feet (fingers and toes they be painfully twisting) Migraine headaches, Bad smelling P.M.S, sometimes bad Constipation, lower Bad back Pain, Eyesight getting worse(dry), All teeth have fallen off, Gums look infected(no matter how good I try to take care of them), Hair thinning, A lot of Sweating Profusely. Know you tell me that's been happening since I been in METHADONE.

    Reply

  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • I have also had a tooth infection for about 2 and a half years. I started to shed hair about a year ago and would shed only 2-5 strands(noticeably) a day now it's 10-20 hair strands a day and this has started to progress about 2 weeks ago.

    Reply

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