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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 2,078 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 Methadone Hydrochloride 2,835 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 Shortness Of Breath 164,498 patients)

On Nov, 29, 2014: 2,073 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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    (Asked by a 28 year old woman who has Shortness Of Breath, and takes Albuterol, Fioricet)
    I have been having bad headaches the pain is behind my eyes front for head and temples (I have also had a warming sensation in the back of head and thought body here and there that no one can explain to me ) but I have been subscribed fioricet but I'm a chronic asthmatic so I take albuterol inhaler and some times solution for my neb I read that these 2 can have interation and I been feeling shortness of breath which I know can be a side effect from fioricet but I do take my inhaler daily and I want to check if anyone has been in same situation and if there were any interactions
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    I had a two-level spinal fusion at L4-S1 in 2000 after being injuried at work in Sept. 24, 1997. I lost everything after...the unjury, ability to do my job, my wife and family (couldn't take the strain) my home, my sense of self and purpose, direction and belonging...credit rating and ability to pay my bills.
    After a long period of waiting to settle my workmens' comp. case, I returned home, from the Bat Area back to Arizona to take of my mother with a yet un dianosed case of moderate dementia.
    Then, in 2011 I had a 2nd surgery to relieve spinal stenosis btwn. L2-L4, just above the fusion site.
    I've been taking methadone since early 2004, a little over ten years, now. I've had high blood pressure since my injury.

    Now, I waiting to be scheduled for a colonoscopy, with my father having had polyps and the way I've been feeling..drained, tired all the time, and stomach pains ( in addition to my chronic low back pain), I...
    find myself wondering if there is any relationtionship between the methadone and other meds and cancer?
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    (Asked by a 21 year old woman who has Breathing Difficulty)
    Ok so I've been taking this medicine for 5 to 6 years now almost every day several times a day for a terrible cough I have and breathing issue but under some further investigation I've found that this medication may be making my breathing issues worse when I was told that it would make them better. It's been several years and I just want to be able to breathe normally and Easily again but this "medicine" doesn't seem to be doing the job
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    (Asked by a 88 year old woman who has Shortness Of Breath, Confusion, Sleepy, and takes Vicodin)
    My 87 yr Mom has taken copious amts of Vicodin for 25+ yrs for arthritis & surgery pain management. Recently, Mom said the "carpet bubbles up 3-4 ft & trips her". Are hallucinations like this a sign of serious drug abuse? Is Mom's life in danger of drug overdose?
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