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Review: could Spiriva cause Pulmonary congestion?

Summary: Pulmonary congestion could be caused by Spiriva, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

We study 49,939 people who have side effects while taking Spiriva from FDA and social media. Among them, 248 have Pulmonary congestion. Find out below who they are, when they have Pulmonary congestion and more.

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Spiriva

Spiriva (latest outcomes from 50,415 users) has active ingredients of tiotropium bromide monohydrate. It is often used in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Pulmonary congestion

Pulmonary congestion (congestion in the lungs) (latest reports from 54,585 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, depression.

On Apr, 14, 2014: 49,931 people reported to have side effects when taking Spiriva. Among them, 248 people (0.50%) have Pulmonary Congestion. They amount to 0.46% of all the 54,502 people who have Pulmonary Congestion on eHealthMe.

Trend of Pulmonary congestion in Spiriva reports

Time on Spiriva when people have Pulmonary congestion * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Pulmonary congestion52.38%19.05%23.81%0.00%4.76%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Pulmonary congestion when taking Spiriva * :

FemaleMale
Pulmonary congestion66.79%33.21%

Age of people who have Pulmonary congestion when taking Spiriva * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Pulmonary congestion0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%1.10%8.79%19.78%70.33%

Severity of Pulmonary congestion when taking Spiriva ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Pulmonary congestion ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (101 people, 40.73%)
  2. Dyspnoea (25 people, 10.08%)
  3. Asthma (24 people, 9.68%)
  4. Irritable bowel syndrome (24 people, 9.68%)
  5. Hypertension (22 people, 8.87%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (60 people, 24.19%)
  2. Albuterol (59 people, 23.79%)
  3. Singulair (54 people, 21.77%)
  4. Zometa (46 people, 18.55%)
  5. Synthroid (43 people, 17.34%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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