Review: could Revlimid cause Shortness Of Breath?


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 111,389 people who have side effects while taking Revlimid from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,817 have Shortness of breath. Find out below who they are, when they have Shortness of breath and more.

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Revlimid has active ingredients of lenalidomide. It is often used in multiple myeloma. (latest outcomes from Revlimid 118,103 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 283,849 Shortness of breath patients).

On Oct, 21, 2016

111,389 people reported to have side effects when taking Revlimid.
Among them, 2,817 people (2.53%) 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: 50.8 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 36.46 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.53 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.97 %
  • 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: 46.16 %
  • male: 53.84 %

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: 0.38 %
  • 30-39: 0.96 %
  • 40-49: 4.2 %
  • 50-59: 15.1 %
  • 60+: 79.26 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Plasma Cell Myeloma (1,070 people, 37.98%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (835 people, 29.64%)
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome (253 people, 8.98%)
  • Hypertension (86 people, 3.05%)
  • Pain (84 people, 2.98%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (454 people, 16.12%)
  • Dexamethasone (383 people, 13.60%)
  • Aspirin (327 people, 11.61%)
  • Velcade (310 people, 11.00%)
  • Dexamethasone. (304 people, 10.79%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (690 people, 24.49%)
  • Anaemia (467 people, 16.58%)
  • Diarrhoea (405 people, 14.38%)
  • Asthenia (397 people, 14.09%)
  • Pain (396 people, 14.06%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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