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Review: could Plavix cause Shortness of breath?

Summary: Shortness of breath could be caused by Plavix, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Hypertension.

We study 67,422 people who have side effects while taking Plavix from FDA and social media. Among them, 4,023 have Shortness of breath. Find out below who they are, when they have Shortness of breath and more.

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Plavix

Plavix (latest outcomes from 69,341 users) has active ingredients of clopidogrel bisulfate. It is often used in stent.

Shortness of breath

Shortness of breath (latest reports from 1,327,490 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

On Apr, 15, 2014: 67,311 people reported to have side effects when taking Plavix. Among them, 4,022 people (5.98%) have Shortness Of Breath. They amount to 0.30% of all the 1,342,512 people who have Shortness Of Breath on eHealthMe.

Trend of Shortness of breath in Plavix reports

Time on Plavix when people have Shortness of breath * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Shortness of breath27.58%15.21%9.54%13.40%23.45%9.02%1.80%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Shortness of breath0.03%0.03%0.00%0.16%1.68%5.97%19.63%72.50%

Severity of Shortness of breath when taking Plavix ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Shortness of breath12.00%40.00%44.00%4.00%

How people recovered from Shortness of breath ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Shortness of breath0.00%12.50%87.50%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (509 people, 12.66%)
  2. Pain (297 people, 7.38%)
  3. Stent placement (208 people, 5.17%)
  4. Blood cholesterol increased (203 people, 5.05%)
  5. Diabetes mellitus (198 people, 4.92%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (2,014 people, 50.07%)
  2. Lasix (867 people, 21.56%)
  3. Lipitor (864 people, 21.48%)
  4. Lisinopril (637 people, 15.84%)
  5. Zocor (570 people, 14.17%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

Debra Price Young (2 years ago):

I went off of Plavix for 5-6 days for dental work, and a few days when funds were short and couldnt afford it. I just started taking it again a couple of days ago. I seem to be having quite a bit of shorntess of breath yesterday and today..though much worse today...could this be a side effect of getting back on the plavix?
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