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Review: could Pulmicort cause Pneumonia?

Summary: Pneumonia could be caused by Pulmicort, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Albuterol, and have Asthma.

We study 13,711 people who have side effects while taking Pulmicort from FDA and social media. Among them, 552 have Pneumonia. Find out below who they are, when they have Pneumonia and more.

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Pulmicort

Pulmicort (latest outcomes from 13,906 users) has active ingredients of budesonide. It is often used in asthma.

Pneumonia

Pneumonia (latest reports from 750,820 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma, osteoporosis.

On Apr, 13, 2014: 0 people reported to have side effects when taking Pulmicort. Among them, 622 people have Pneumonia. They amount to 0.08% of all the 757,623 people who have Pneumonia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Pneumonia in Pulmicort reports

Time on Pulmicort when people have Pneumonia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Pneumonia55.56%11.11%16.67%9.26%3.70%3.70%0.00%

Gender of people who have Pneumonia when taking Pulmicort * :

FemaleMale
Pneumonia59.21%40.79%

Age of people who have Pneumonia when taking Pulmicort * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Pneumonia3.40%13.41%1.02%2.21%2.04%7.30%13.75%56.88%

Severity of Pneumonia when taking Pulmicort ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Pneumonia ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Asthma (130 people, 20.90%)
  2. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (72 people, 11.58%)
  3. Pneumonia (47 people, 7.56%)
  4. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (43 people, 6.91%)
  5. Depression (37 people, 5.95%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Albuterol (165 people, 26.53%)
  2. Prednisone (122 people, 19.61%)
  3. Nexium (116 people, 18.65%)
  4. Aspirin (113 people, 18.17%)
  5. Atrovent (106 people, 17.04%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • I wish to switch out budesonide, which is $1000 per month, to try boswellia serrata instead. I have had success in the past with boswellia for joint pain.

    I have rheumatoid arthritis and collagenous colitis.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • severe pain that moves from my stomach to my mid back. bloating

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  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • After third infusion of Remicade I developed pneumonia requiring hospitalization. An 8 day stay with anti-biotic treatments. I developed oral candida albicans where lozenges (200) failed to cure. Just switched to liquid solution w/I last 2 days. Doctors report I have developed pulmonary fibrosis. We are just now addressing that symptom/result. I had one more infusion 6 weeks after entering the hospital, and had negative symptoms. Doctor advises to stop all Remicade treatments. O2 intake is now at 90%, where as last year it would normally be 95%+ w/o exertion.

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