Revlimid and Shortness of breath - from FDA reports


Summary

Shortness of breath is found among people who take Revlimid, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Multiple myeloma . We study 117,888 people who have side effects while taking Revlimid from FDA. Among them, 2,989 have Shortness of breath. Find out below who they are, when they have Shortness of breath and more.

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Revlimid

Revlimid has active ingredients of lenalidomide. It is often used in multiple myeloma. (latest outcomes from Revlimid 118,107 users)

Shortness Of Breath

Shortness of breath has been reported by people with high blood pressure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, primary pulmonary hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 284,000 Shortness of breath patients).

On Jan, 26, 2017

117,888 people reported to have side effects when taking Revlimid.
Among them, 2,989 people (2.54%) have Shortness Of Breath


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Revlimid cause Shortness of breath?

Time on Revlimid when people have Shortness Of Breath *:

  • < 1 month: 51.26 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 36.29 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.78 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.83 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.84 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Shortness Of Breath when taking Revlimid *:

  • female: 46.04 %
  • male: 53.96 %

Age of people who have Shortness Of Breath when taking Revlimid *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.09 %
  • 20-29: 0.35 %
  • 30-39: 0.88 %
  • 40-49: 4.11 %
  • 50-59: 14.68 %
  • 60+: 79.89 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (2,038 people, 68.18%)
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome (271 people, 9.07%)
  • Pain (90 people, 3.01%)
  • High Blood Pressure (88 people, 2.94%)
  • Preventive Health Care (72 people, 2.41%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (454 people, 15.19%)
  • Dexamethasone (390 people, 13.05%)
  • Aspirin (330 people, 11.04%)
  • Velcade (311 people, 10.40%)
  • Decadron (234 people, 7.83%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (739 people, 24.72%)
  • Anaemia (476 people, 15.93%)
  • Weakness (460 people, 15.39%)
  • Chest Pain (440 people, 14.72%)
  • Thrombocytopenia (434 people, 14.52%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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