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Review: could Spiriva cause Pruritus (Itching)?





Summary: Pruritus is found among people who take Spiriva, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

We study 49,983 people who have side effects while taking Spiriva from FDA and social media. Among them, 621 have Pruritus. Find out below who they are, when they have Pruritus and more.

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Spiriva

Spiriva has active ingredients of tiotropium bromide monohydrate. It is often used in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (latest outcomes from Spiriva 50,470 users)

Pruritus

Pruritus (severe itching of the skin) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.(latest reports from Pruritus 90,779 patients)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 49,979 people reported to have side effects when taking Spiriva. Among them, 621 people (1.24%) have Pruritus.

Trend of Pruritus in Spiriva reports

Time on Spiriva when people have Pruritus * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Pruritus41.77%39.24%7.59%3.80%6.33%1.27%0.00%

Gender of people who have Pruritus when taking Spiriva * :

FemaleMale
Pruritus58.81%41.19%

Age of people who have Pruritus when taking Spiriva * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Pruritus0.38%0.00%0.00%0.19%2.10%4.95%16.76%75.62%

Severity of Pruritus when taking Spiriva ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Pruritus0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Pruritus ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (227 people, 36.55%)
  2. Hypertension (85 people, 13.69%)
  3. Emphysema (81 people, 13.04%)
  4. Asthma (79 people, 12.72%)
  5. Dyspnoea (38 people, 6.12%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (112 people, 18.04%)
  2. Albuterol (101 people, 16.26%)
  3. Singulair (75 people, 12.08%)
  4. Lasix (63 people, 10.14%)
  5. Xanax (62 people, 9.98%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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