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 10,152 people who have side effects while taking Pulmicort from FDA and social media. Among them, 474 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 Pulmicort 17,904 users)

Pneumonia

Pneumonia has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, rashes, thrombocytopenia, drug ineffective (latest reports from 168,533 Pneumonia patients).

On Sep, 15, 2016

10,152 people reported to have side effects when taking Pulmicort.
Among them, 474 people (4.67%) have Pneumonia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Pulmicort cause Pneumonia?

Time on Pulmicort when people have Pneumonia *:

  • < 1 month: 68.42 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 5.26 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.26 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.53 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 5.26 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.26 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Pneumonia when taking Pulmicort *:

  • female: 61 %
  • male: 39 %

Age of people who have Pneumonia when taking Pulmicort *:

  • 0-1: 2.92 %
  • 2-9: 10.88 %
  • 10-19: 1.06 %
  • 20-29: 1.59 %
  • 30-39: 3.71 %
  • 40-49: 7.16 %
  • 50-59: 17.77 %
  • 60+: 54.91 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Asthma (74 people, 15.61%)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (54 people, 11.39%)
  • Osteoporosis (33 people, 6.96%)
  • Depression (31 people, 6.54%)
  • Hypertension (26 people, 5.49%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Albuterol (112 people, 23.63%)
  • Prednisone (100 people, 21.10%)
  • Spiriva (87 people, 18.35%)
  • Nexium (75 people, 15.82%)
  • Atrovent (72 people, 15.19%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Dyspnoea (125 people, 26.37%)
  • Bronchitis (87 people, 18.35%)
  • Pain (80 people, 16.88%)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (80 people, 16.88%)
  • Nausea (73 people, 15.40%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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