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Review: could Qvar 40 cause Shortness of breath?

Summary: Shortness of breath could be caused by Qvar 40, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Albuterol, and have Asthma.

We study 2,324 people who have side effects while taking Qvar 40 from FDA and social media. Among them, 296 have Shortness of breath. Find out below who they are, when they have Shortness of breath and more.

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On Apr, 11, 2014: 2,324 people reported to have side effects when taking Qvar 40. Among them, 296 people (12.74%) have Shortness Of Breath. They amount to 0.02% of all the 1,343,210 people who have Shortness Of Breath on eHealthMe.

Trend of Shortness of breath in Qvar 40 reports

Time on Qvar 40 when people have Shortness of breath * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Shortness of breath58.33%0.00%8.33%25.00%8.33%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Qvar 40 * :

FemaleMale
Shortness of breath72.11%27.89%

Age of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Qvar 40 * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Shortness of breath0.45%0.00%7.21%3.15%9.91%10.81%27.48%40.99%

Severity of Shortness of breath when taking Qvar 40 ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Shortness of breath0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Shortness of breath ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Shortness of breath0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Asthma (135 people, 45.61%)
  2. Hypertension (37 people, 12.50%)
  3. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (23 people, 7.77%)
  4. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (22 people, 7.43%)
  5. Hypothyroidism (22 people, 7.43%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Albuterol (76 people, 25.68%)
  2. Spiriva (70 people, 23.65%)
  3. Singulair (63 people, 21.28%)
  4. Xolair (59 people, 19.93%)
  5. Prednisone (53 people, 17.91%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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