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Review: could Oxycodone cause Pneumonia?





Summary: Pneumonia is found among people who take Oxycodone, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Oxycodone hcl, and have Pain.

We study 25,910 people who have side effects while taking Oxycodone from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,423 have Pneumonia. Find out below who they are, when they have Pneumonia and more.

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Oxycodone

Oxycodone has active ingredients of oxycodone hydrochloride. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Oxycodone 27,269 users)

Pneumonia

Pneumonia has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma, osteoporosis.(latest reports from Pneumonia 122,474 patients)

On Nov, 29, 2014: 25,910 people reported to have side effects when taking Oxycodone. Among them, 1,476 people (5.70%) have Pneumonia.

Trend of Pneumonia in Oxycodone reports

Time on Oxycodone when people have Pneumonia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Pneumonia57.95%18.18%19.32%0.00%2.27%2.27%0.00%

Gender of people who have Pneumonia when taking Oxycodone * :

FemaleMale
Pneumonia47.77%52.23%

Age of people who have Pneumonia when taking Oxycodone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Pneumonia0.28%1.27%1.41%3.81%5.93%14.90%24.44%47.95%

Severity of Pneumonia when taking Oxycodone ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Pneumonia ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (269 people, 18.22%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (215 people, 14.57%)
  3. Hypertension (108 people, 7.32%)
  4. Depression (89 people, 6.03%)
  5. Non-small cell lung cancer (79 people, 5.35%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Oxycodone hcl (1,476 people, 100.00%)
  2. Zometa (399 people, 27.03%)
  3. Oxycontin (398 people, 26.96%)
  4. Aspirin (318 people, 21.54%)
  5. Aredia (265 people, 17.95%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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