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Review: could Percocet cause Shortness of breath (Breathing difficulty)?

Summary: Shortness of breath is found among people who take Percocet, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Pain.

We study 24,308 people who have side effects while taking Percocet from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,139 have Shortness of breath. Find out below who they are, when they have Shortness of breath and more.

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Percocet

Percocet has active ingredients of acetaminophen; oxycodone hydrochloride. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from 26,462 Percocet users)

Shortness of breath

Shortness of breath has been reported by people with high blood pressure, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (latest reports from 165,355 Shortness of breath patients)

On Jan, 12, 2015: 24,298 people reported to have side effects when taking Percocet. Among them, 2,139 people (8.80%) have Shortness Of Breath.

Trend of Shortness of breath in Percocet reports

Time on Percocet when people have Shortness of breath * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Shortness of breath42.86%8.16%4.08%20.41%14.29%10.20%0.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Shortness of breath0.00%0.11%1.79%4.76%10.18%19.00%24.26%39.90%

Severity of Shortness of breath when taking Percocet ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Shortness of breath0.00%54.55%36.36%9.09%

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 (430 people, 20.10%)
  2. Metastases to bone (153 people, 7.15%)
  3. Multiple myeloma (145 people, 6.78%)
  4. Hypertension (136 people, 6.36%)
  5. Depression (123 people, 5.75%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (594 people, 27.77%)
  2. Aspirin (559 people, 26.13%)
  3. Oxycontin (445 people, 20.80%)
  4. Neurontin (423 people, 19.78%)
  5. Lasix (407 people, 19.03%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    I tried to find Dr. Kassem to no avail. I wanted to know exactly where she got this information. I would like to find some primary literature on this topic but haven't had any luck. I need proof, because as of right now I'm a student being told that "she has been on this agent for 28 years, I doubt it's bothering her now." I'm not buying it and I think something is here.

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    I think the propranolol, while not the cause of these problems, is certainly exacerbating them. Does anyone have proof of this happening; peer reviewed articles, anything. My rotation is done in 2 weeks and I know no one will ever look into this again after I'm gone.

    ps... forgive any typos
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