Plavix and Shortness of breath - from FDA reports


Summary

Shortness of breath is found among people who take Plavix, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood pressure . We study 100,151 people who have side effects while taking Plavix from FDA. Among them, 5,458 have Shortness of breath. Find out below who they are, when they have Shortness of breath and more.

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Plavix

Plavix has active ingredients of clopidogrel bisulfate. It is often used in blood clots. (latest outcomes from Plavix 103,611 users)

Shortness Of Breath

Shortness of breath has been reported by people with high blood pressure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, primary pulmonary hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 283,984 Shortness of breath patients).

On Feb, 19, 2017

100,151 people reported to have side effects when taking Plavix.
Among them, 5,458 people (5.45%) have Shortness Of Breath


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Plavix cause Shortness of breath?

Time on Plavix when people have Shortness Of Breath *:

  • < 1 month: 25.97 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 15.82 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12.84 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 14.03 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 19.7 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 8.96 %
  • 10+ years: 2.69 %

Gender of people who have Shortness Of Breath when taking Plavix *:

  • female: 49.53 %
  • male: 50.47 %

Age of people who have Shortness Of Breath when taking Plavix *:

  • 0-1: 0.02 %
  • 2-9: 0.04 %
  • 10-19: 0.07 %
  • 20-29: 0.29 %
  • 30-39: 1.91 %
  • 40-49: 5.7 %
  • 50-59: 17.72 %
  • 60+: 74.23 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (626 people, 11.47%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (552 people, 10.11%)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (346 people, 6.34%)
  • Pain (316 people, 5.79%)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (300 people, 5.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (1,591 people, 29.15%)
  • Lipitor (1,009 people, 18.49%)
  • Lasix (1,009 people, 18.49%)
  • Lisinopril (686 people, 12.57%)
  • Zocor (594 people, 10.88%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Chest Pain (1,472 people, 26.97%)
  • Weakness (1,012 people, 18.54%)
  • Fatigue (926 people, 16.97%)
  • Nausea (885 people, 16.21%)
  • Dizziness (849 people, 15.56%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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