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Review: could Methadone hydrochloride cause Shortness of breath (Breathing difficulty)?

Summary: Shortness of breath is found among people who take Methadone hydrochloride, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, also take medication Zometa, and have Pain.

We study 2,080 people who have side effects while taking Methadone hydrochloride from FDA and social media. Among them, 71 have Shortness of breath. Find out below who they are, when they have Shortness of breath 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 2,842 Methadone hydrochloride users)

Shortness of breath

Shortness of breath has been reported by people with high blood pressure, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (latest reports from 165,355 Shortness of breath patients)

On Dec, 29, 2014: 2,078 people reported to have side effects when taking Methadone hydrochloride. Among them, 71 people (3.42%) have Shortness Of Breath.

Trend of Shortness of breath in Methadone hydrochloride reports

Time on Methadone hydrochloride when people have Shortness of breath * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Shortness of breath25.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%25.00%0.00%50.00%

Age of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Methadone hydrochloride * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Shortness of breath0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%16.95%20.34%47.46%15.25%

Severity of Shortness of breath when taking Methadone hydrochloride ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Shortness of breath25.00%75.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Shortness of breath ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Shortness of breath0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (10 people, 14.08%)
  2. Prophylaxis (8 people, 11.27%)
  3. Multiple myeloma (7 people, 9.86%)
  4. Metastases to bone (5 people, 7.04%)
  5. Breast cancer (5 people, 7.04%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (32 people, 45.07%)
  2. Aspirin (19 people, 26.76%)
  3. Neurontin (18 people, 25.35%)
  4. Dilaudid (18 people, 25.35%)
  5. Nexium (18 people, 25.35%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • trouble taking in a full breath is worse at night and when laying flat on my back. I do have asthma, which has always been very minor and was caused by smoking that was stopped over 13 years ago. only use inhaler since taking methadone.

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