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Review: could Revlimid cause Shortness of breath?

We study 42,898 people who have side effects while taking Revlimid from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,416 have Shortness of breath. Find out below who they are, when they have Shortness of breath and more.

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Revlimid

Revlimid (latest outcomes from 42,989 users) has active ingredients of lenalidomide. It is often used in multiple myeloma.

Shortness of breath

Shortness of breath (latest reports from 1,351,878 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

On Aug, 14, 2014: 42,897 people reported to have side effects when taking Revlimid. Among them, 1,416 people (3.30%) have Shortness Of Breath. They amount to 0.11% of all the 1,341,368 people who have Shortness Of Breath on eHealthMe.

Trend of Shortness of breath in Revlimid reports

Time on Revlimid when people have Shortness of breath * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Shortness of breath51.36%35.96%8.99%2.73%0.96%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Shortness of breath46.25%53.75%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Shortness of breath0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.55%5.23%18.18%76.03%

Severity of Shortness of breath when taking Revlimid ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Shortness of breath ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (941 people, 66.45%)
  2. Myelodysplastic syndrome (166 people, 11.72%)
  3. Pain (59 people, 4.17%)
  4. Hypertension (53 people, 3.74%)
  5. Neoplasm malignant (45 people, 3.18%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (411 people, 29.03%)
  2. Dexamethasone (357 people, 25.21%)
  3. Zometa (338 people, 23.87%)
  4. Decadron (212 people, 14.97%)
  5. Velcade (207 people, 14.62%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

Linda Bloom (2 years ago):

I'm writing for an. 83 year old man. Dad has been on Revlimid fo two weeks. His shortness of breath is so severe he can just barely walk to the kitchen, bedroom or bathroom.
How are all of you dealing with shortness of breath? Are you finding any relief?

Thank you! Linda
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