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Review: could Neulasta cause Shortness of breath?

Summary: Shortness of breath could be caused by Neulasta, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Cyclophosphamide, and have Chemotherapy.

We study 9,066 people who have side effects while taking Neulasta from FDA and social media. Among them, 752 have Shortness of breath. Find out below who they are, when they have Shortness of breath and more.

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Neulasta

Neulasta (latest outcomes from 9,100 users) has active ingredients of pegfilgrastim. It is often used in agranulocytosis.

Shortness of breath

Shortness of breath (latest reports from 1,327,490 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

On Apr, 8, 2014: 9,060 people reported to have side effects when taking Neulasta. Among them, 747 people (8.25%) have Shortness Of Breath. They amount to 0.06% of all the 1,338,344 people who have Shortness Of Breath on eHealthMe.

Trend of Shortness of breath in Neulasta reports

Time on Neulasta when people have Shortness of breath * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Shortness of breath71.66%27.27%0.00%1.07%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Neulasta * :

FemaleMale
Shortness of breath70.44%29.56%

Age of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Neulasta * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Shortness of breath0.00%0.00%0.00%4.78%7.79%20.00%22.12%45.31%

Severity of Shortness of breath when taking Neulasta ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Shortness of breath ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Chemotherapy (316 people, 42.30%)
  2. Breast cancer (109 people, 14.59%)
  3. Pain (44 people, 5.89%)
  4. Neutropenia (38 people, 5.09%)
  5. Nausea (33 people, 4.42%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Cyclophosphamide (191 people, 25.57%)
  2. Dexamethasone (179 people, 23.96%)
  3. Taxotere (157 people, 21.02%)
  4. Zometa (140 people, 18.74%)
  5. Doxorubicin hcl (126 people, 16.87%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 day ago):

  • This drug has ruined my life. I am only 26 years old and I am rapidly gaining weight, am going through premature menopause, and cannot have children. All this has happened since I have GONE OFF THE DRUG. Do not take this drug.

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    Susan on Apr, 22, 2014:

    Sorry to hear about this I am goin through it as we'll just found out after having tests done although I do have to children ages 4 and 10 I have only ever had a break from this deppo when I found out I was pregnant with my 2nd child so was on deppo for a good few yrs but lately I was gtn bad mood swings and horrible night sweats after 6 months they have says I'm goin through premature ovarian failure and I've been put on hormOne replacement treatment. I was really shocked as I've just turned 27

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  • From this study (3 days ago):

  • Asthma seems mostly under good control.
    Taking flecainide for pVC's ...frequent. 10,000 daily.and LBBB and reduced ejection to 47% .

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  • From this study (5 days ago):

  • Sarcoidosis caused complete heart block. Pacemaker implanted in December 2009 but for the past two years I have had palpitations caused by around 3.7 million ectopic heartbeats per year.

    Sarcoidosis also in lungs and eyes. Extended use of Pred Forte caused development of cataracts, one of which has been removed and I am awaiting the second operation.

    Breathlessness is caused by lack of oxygen entering the bloodstream and my ongoing heart problems

    Rarely able to sleep properly due to pain, sleeping for about 20 minutes at a time when I become so exhausted that the pain can't keep me awake

    Muscle and joint pain have made me weak and clumsy.Pain is felt all over, from head to toes along with muscle cramps and intense burning sensation to skin on lower legs.

    ACE levels fluctuate but average 110 - 150.

    Blood pressure on average is 150 / 78 - no treatment given

    I also take Nefopam Hydrochloride (Acupan) for pain but this drug is not on the list.

    Immobility, fatigue and constant pain have left me very depressed ad harbouring thoughts of suicide. My 15 year old granddaughter has lived with me since the death of my daughter 11 years ago and it is my hope that I will live long enough to see her settled in college and independent after which the only thing I have to look forward to is to end my own suffering.

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