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Review: could Oxycodone cause Shortness of breath?

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

We study 25,846 people who have side effects while taking Oxycodone from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,721 have Shortness of breath. Find out below who they are, when they have Shortness of breath and more.

On Apr, 16, 2014: 25,880 people reported to have side effects when taking Oxycodone. Among them, 1,721 people (6.65%) have Shortness Of Breath. They amount to 0.13% of all the 1,341,974 people who have Shortness Of Breath on eHealthMe.

Trend of Shortness of breath in Oxycodone reports

Time on Oxycodone when people have Shortness of breath * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Shortness of breath53.45%17.24%10.34%1.72%3.45%12.07%1.72%

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

FemaleMale
Shortness of breath53.84%46.16%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Shortness of breath0.27%0.33%0.94%3.95%7.36%19.81%25.64%41.70%

Severity of Shortness of breath when taking Oxycodone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Shortness of breath0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Shortness of breath ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Shortness of breath0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (361 people, 20.98%)
  2. Metastases to bone (187 people, 10.87%)
  3. Multiple myeloma (147 people, 8.54%)
  4. Hypertension (125 people, 7.26%)
  5. Depression (121 people, 7.03%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Oxycodone hcl (1,721 people, 100.00%)
  2. Oxycontin (510 people, 29.63%)
  3. Zometa (470 people, 27.31%)
  4. Aspirin (358 people, 20.80%)
  5. Aredia (294 people, 17.08%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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