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Review: could Ramipril cause Shortness of breath?

Summary: Shortness of breath could be caused by Ramipril, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Hypertension.

We study 30,699 people who have side effects while taking Ramipril from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,458 have Shortness of breath. Find out below who they are, when they have Shortness of breath and more.

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Ramipril

Ramipril (latest outcomes from 31,757 users) has active ingredients of ramipril. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Shortness of breath

Shortness of breath (latest reports from 1,327,514 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 30,659 people reported to have side effects when taking Ramipril. Among them, 1,458 people (4.76%) have Shortness Of Breath. They amount to 0.11% of all the 1,338,923 people who have Shortness Of Breath on eHealthMe.

Trend of Shortness of breath in Ramipril reports

Time on Ramipril when people have Shortness of breath * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Shortness of breath48.45%14.91%11.18%5.59%9.94%7.45%2.48%

Gender of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Ramipril * :

FemaleMale
Shortness of breath46.31%53.69%

Age of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Ramipril * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Shortness of breath0.00%0.08%0.00%1.30%3.28%4.65%16.78%73.91%

Severity of Shortness of breath when taking Ramipril ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Shortness of breath11.11%44.44%44.44%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. Hypertension (333 people, 22.84%)
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis (80 people, 5.49%)
  3. Diabetes mellitus (76 people, 5.21%)
  4. Pain (64 people, 4.39%)
  5. Atrial fibrillation (61 people, 4.18%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (416 people, 28.53%)
  2. Furosemide (316 people, 21.67%)
  3. Simvastatin (263 people, 18.04%)
  4. Omeprazole (175 people, 12.00%)
  5. Bisoprolol fumarate (148 people, 10.15%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • 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

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  • 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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  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • 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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