Review: could Neulasta cause Shortness Of Breath?


Summary

Shortness of breath is found among people who take Neulasta, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Dexamethasone, and have Chemotherapy . We study 11,852 people who have side effects while taking Neulasta from FDA and social media. Among them, 836 have Shortness of breath. Find out below who they are, when they have Shortness of breath and more.

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Neulasta

Neulasta has active ingredients of pegfilgrastim. It is often used in chemotherapy. (latest outcomes from Neulasta 11,140 users)

Shortness Of Breath

Shortness of breath has been reported by people with pain, diarrhea, high blood pressure, pneumonia, chest pain (latest reports from 208,932 Shortness of breath patients).

On Aug, 31, 2016

11,852 people reported to have side effects when taking Neulasta.
Among them, 836 people (7.05%) have Shortness Of Breath


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Neulasta cause Shortness of breath?

Time on Neulasta when people have Shortness Of Breath *:

  • < 1 month: 73.08 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.96 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.96 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Shortness Of Breath when taking Neulasta *:

  • female: 69.96 %
  • male: 30.04 %

Age of people who have Shortness Of Breath when taking Neulasta *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.17 %
  • 20-29: 4.79 %
  • 30-39: 7.59 %
  • 40-49: 20.96 %
  • 50-59: 23.27 %
  • 60+: 43.23 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Chemotherapy (316 people, 37.80%)
  • Breast Cancer (134 people, 16.03%)
  • Neutropenia (46 people, 5.50%)
  • Breast Cancer Metastatic (37 people, 4.43%)
  • Metastases To Bone (34 people, 4.07%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Dexamethasone (195 people, 23.33%)
  • Cyclophosphamide (192 people, 22.97%)
  • Taxotere (177 people, 21.17%)
  • Zometa (151 people, 18.06%)
  • Carboplatin (130 people, 15.55%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pyrexia (191 people, 22.85%)
  • Pain (185 people, 22.13%)
  • Fatigue (182 people, 21.77%)
  • Anxiety (170 people, 20.33%)
  • Anaemia (164 people, 19.62%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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