Review: could Oxycodone cause Ards (acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome)?


Ards (acute respiratory distress syndrome) is found among people who take Oxycodone, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Ativan, and have Pain . We study 32,761 people who have side effects while taking Oxycodone from FDA and social media. Among them, 115 have Ards (acute respiratory distress syndrome). Find out below who they are, when they have Ards (acute respiratory distress syndrome) and more.

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Oxycodone has active ingredients of oxycodone hydrochloride. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Oxycodone 34,467 users)

Ards (acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome)

Ards (acute respiratory distress syndrome) (sudden failure of the respiratory (breathing) system) has been reported by people with multi-organ failure, hypotension, pulmonary haemorrhage, aspartate aminotransferase increased, sepsis (latest reports from 11,567 Ards (acute respiratory distress syndrome) patients).

On Jul, 26, 2016

32,761 people reported to have side effects when taking Oxycodone.
Among them, 115 people (0.35%) have Ards (acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome)

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Oxycodone cause Ards (acute respiratory distress syndrome)?

Time on Oxycodone when people have Ards (acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome) *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 100 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Ards (acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome) when taking Oxycodone *:

  • female: 35.4 %
  • male: 64.6 %

Age of people who have Ards (acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome) when taking Oxycodone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.98 %
  • 20-29: 6.86 %
  • 30-39: 6.86 %
  • 40-49: 15.69 %
  • 50-59: 25.49 %
  • 60+: 44.12 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (23 people)
  • Breast Cancer (9 people)
  • Vomiting (8 people)
  • Constipation (8 people)
  • Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (8 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ativan (20 people)
  • Acetaminophen (18 people)
  • Nexium (17 people)
  • Metoprolol Tartrate (15 people)
  • Cyclophosphamide (15 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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