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Review: could Pulmicort cause Pneumonia?

Summary: Pneumonia is found among people who take Pulmicort, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Albuterol, and have Asthma.

We study 13,720 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 has active ingredients of budesonide. It is often used in asthma. (latest outcomes from 13,919 Pulmicort users)

Pneumonia

Pneumonia has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 122,906 Pneumonia patients)

On Feb, 1, 2015: 13,720 people reported to have side effects when taking Pulmicort. Among them, 622 people (4.53%) have Pneumonia.

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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