Review: could Morphine cause Shortness of breath (Breathing difficulty)?
Summary: Shortness of breath is found among people who take Morphine, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Morphine sulfate, and have Pain. We study 48,681 people who have side effects while taking Morphine from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,819 have Shortness of breath. Find out below who they are, when they have Shortness of breath and more.
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Morphine has active ingredients of morphine sulfate. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from 49,778 Morphine 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 165,511 Shortness of breath patients)
On May, 6, 2015: 48,681 people reported to have side effects when taking Morphine. Among them, 2,819 people (5.79%) have Shortness Of Breath.
Time on Morphine when people have Shortness of breath * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Shortness of breath||71.96%||15.50%||5.54%||2.58%||3.32%||1.11%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Morphine * :
|Shortness of breath||54.55%||45.45% |
Age of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Morphine * :
|Shortness of breath||0.14%||0.42%||1.62%||3.60%||7.91%||16.78%||28.75%||40.76% |
Severity of Shortness of breath when taking Morphine ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Shortness of breath||0.00%||66.67%||16.67%||16.67% |
How people recovered from Shortness of breath ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Shortness of breath||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (592 people, 21.00%)
- Multiple myeloma (206 people, 7.31%)
- Metastases to bone (204 people, 7.24%)
- Hypertension (152 people, 5.39%)
- Breast cancer (129 people, 4.58%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Morphine sulfate (1,341 people, 47.57%)
- Zometa (812 people, 28.80%)
- Aspirin (616 people, 21.85%)
- Aredia (613 people, 21.75%)
- Lasix (529 people, 18.77%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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