Review: could Ramipril cause Shortness of breath?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 9, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.3/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 28,244 people who take Ramipril. Among them, 1,458 have Shortness of breath. See who they are, when they have Shortness of breath and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Ramipril (latest outcomes from 31,726 users) has active ingredients of ramipril. It is often used in high blood pressure, blood pressure management. Commonly reported side effects of Ramipril include renal failure acute, dyspnoea exacerbated, breathing difficulty, hypotension, weakness.
Shortness of breath
Shortness of breath (latest reports from 1,324,542 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, pain relief by acupuncture.
On Feb, 22, 2014: 28,212 people reported to have side effects when taking Ramipril. Among them, 1,349 people (4.78%) have Shortness Of Breath.
Time on Ramipril when people have Shortness of breath * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Shortness of breath||46.10%||15.58%||11.69%||5.84%||10.39%||7.79%||2.60% |
Gender of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Ramipril * :
|Shortness of breath||45.87%||54.13% |
Age of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Ramipril * :
|Shortness of breath||0.00%||0.08%||0.00%||1.07%||2.96%||5.02%||16.95%||73.91% |
Severity of Shortness of breath when taking Ramipril ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Shortness of breath||11.11%||44.44%||44.44%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Shortness of breath ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Shortness of breath||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (319 people, 23.65%)
- Diabetes mellitus (74 people, 5.49%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (73 people, 5.41%)
- Pain (64 people, 4.74%)
- Atrial fibrillation (60 people, 4.45%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (393 people, 29.13%)
- Furosemide (303 people, 22.46%)
- Simvastatin (254 people, 18.83%)
- Omeprazole (172 people, 12.75%)
- Amlodipine (142 people, 10.53%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Received Heart stent 5 yrs ago. Heart was working well but had side effects with Atenelol of fatigue and Breathlessness.Took off Atenelol and put on Tildiem(Diltiazem) heath deteriated and since have Left Bundle Branch Block and suffered Heart Attack. Have also been put on Ramipril. Health is deteriating with constant Breathlesness and fatigue and aching feeling in my joints and lung area. I have constant feeling of my chest wall being crushed. Feeling of weakness in my legs and whole body especially if I do any activity i.e walking, dusting. I cannot walk far as I need to sit down and rest.I have general feeling of being unwell to the point my body cannot take anymore.I am not getting any help or answers from my GP
From this study (2 years ago):
Clinton Head on Jun, 6, 2012:
I have been taking Altace for 9+ years and in the past 2 years developed a chronic cough and shortness of breath & wheezing, especially on exertion this past year. My doctor took me off Altace and has me using Mylan-Losartan Potassium 50 MG OD about a month ago. No noticeable improvement yet.
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K Pegram on Jun, 30, 2011:
I have been taking tamsulosin for about two years now. I've noticed a more pronounced heart beat in my abdomen that grows more prominent going down toward my belly button. I have a sneaking suspension I have an abdominal anurism that this has been caused by tamsulosin.
I discovered some reports and studies in rats regarding the affects upon the prostrate and aorta.
Didn't understand anything because of all the medical jargon. I'm seeing my doctor tomorrow after having a CAT scan done two days ago.
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