Neulasta and Shortness of breath - from FDA reports


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 Taxotere, and have Chemotherapy . We study 18,385 people who have side effects while taking Neulasta from FDA. Among them, 1,053 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 agranulocytosis. (latest outcomes from Neulasta 18,497 users)

Shortness Of Breath

Shortness of breath has been reported by people with high blood pressure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, primary pulmonary hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 284,000 Shortness of breath patients).

On Feb, 05, 2017

18,385 people reported to have side effects when taking Neulasta.
Among them, 1,053 people (5.73%) 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: 72.08 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 26.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.42 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.83 %
  • 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: 70.44 %
  • male: 29.56 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.13 %
  • 20-29: 4.2 %
  • 30-39: 6.96 %
  • 40-49: 20.63 %
  • 50-59: 24.18 %
  • 60+: 43.89 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Chemotherapy (319 people, 30.29%)
  • Breast Cancer (174 people, 16.52%)
  • Agranulocytosis (66 people, 6.27%)
  • Breast Cancer Metastatic (47 people, 4.46%)
  • Nausea (38 people, 3.61%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Taxotere (219 people, 20.80%)
  • Dexamethasone (196 people, 18.61%)
  • Cyclophosphamide (192 people, 18.23%)
  • Zometa (173 people, 16.43%)
  • Decadron (153 people, 14.53%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (269 people, 25.55%)
  • Chest Pain (221 people, 20.99%)
  • Fever (219 people, 20.80%)
  • Pain (218 people, 20.70%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (188 people, 17.85%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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