Pulmicort and Pneumonia - from FDA reports


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 17,916 people who have side effects while taking Pulmicort from FDA. Among them, 821 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 18,276 users)

Pneumonia

Pneumonia has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple myeloma, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, osteoporosis (latest reports from 175,032 Pneumonia patients).

On Jan, 23, 2017

17,916 people reported to have side effects when taking Pulmicort.
Among them, 821 people (4.58%) have Pneumonia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Pulmicort cause Pneumonia?

Time on Pulmicort when people have Pneumonia *:

  • < 1 month: 56.76 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 13.51 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.81 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.11 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 5.41 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.41 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Pneumonia when taking Pulmicort *:

  • female: 62.53 %
  • male: 37.47 %

Age of people who have Pneumonia when taking Pulmicort *:

  • 0-1: 3.09 %
  • 2-9: 10.65 %
  • 10-19: 1.39 %
  • 20-29: 2.01 %
  • 30-39: 4.32 %
  • 40-49: 8.8 %
  • 50-59: 16.67 %
  • 60+: 53.09 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Asthma (196 people, 23.87%)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (106 people, 12.91%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (53 people, 6.46%)
  • Depression (46 people, 5.60%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (41 people, 4.99%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Albuterol (150 people, 18.27%)
  • Spiriva (145 people, 17.66%)
  • Prednisone (119 people, 14.49%)
  • Singulair (113 people, 13.76%)
  • Nexium (113 people, 13.76%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Breathing Difficulty (183 people, 22.29%)
  • Bronchitis (134 people, 16.32%)
  • Asthma (115 people, 14.01%)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (109 people, 13.28%)
  • Fatigue (101 people, 12.30%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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