Review: could Revlimid cause Shortness Of Breath?


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 Plasma cell myeloma . We study 104,646 people who have side effects while taking Revlimid from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,708 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 111,359 users)

Shortness Of Breath

Shortness of breath has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, chest pain, pain, pneumonia, malaise (latest reports from 274,240 Shortness of breath patients).

On Sep, 20, 2016

104,646 people reported to have side effects when taking Revlimid.
Among them, 2,708 people (2.59%) 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: 50.25 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 36.63 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.17 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.71 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 1.24 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 46.06 %
  • male: 53.94 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.1 %
  • 20-29: 0.34 %
  • 30-39: 0.98 %
  • 40-49: 4.33 %
  • 50-59: 15.12 %
  • 60+: 79.12 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Plasma Cell Myeloma (983 people, 36.30%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (834 people, 30.80%)
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome (243 people, 8.97%)
  • Hypertension (85 people, 3.14%)
  • Pain (80 people, 2.95%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (449 people, 16.58%)
  • Dexamethasone (383 people, 14.14%)
  • Aspirin (326 people, 12.04%)
  • Velcade (302 people, 11.15%)
  • Dexamethasone. (273 people, 10.08%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (665 people, 24.56%)
  • Anaemia (462 people, 17.06%)
  • Diarrhoea (395 people, 14.59%)
  • Pain (389 people, 14.36%)
  • Asthenia (389 people, 14.36%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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