Review: could Spironolactone cause Breathing Difficulty?


Breathing difficulty is found among people who take Spironolactone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Furosemide, and have Pulmonary arterial hypertension . We study 28,938 people who have side effects while taking Spironolactone from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,173 have Breathing difficulty. Find out below who they are, when they have Breathing difficulty and more.

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Spironolactone has active ingredients of spironolactone. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from Spironolactone 30,620 users)

Breathing Difficulty

Breathing difficulty has been reported by people with pain, drug ineffective, insomnia, pneumonia, chest pain (latest reports from 201,658 Breathing difficulty patients).

On Aug, 27, 2016

28,938 people reported to have side effects when taking Spironolactone.
Among them, 2,173 people (7.51%) have Breathing Difficulty

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Spironolactone cause Breathing difficulty?

Time on Spironolactone when people have Breathing Difficulty *:

  • < 1 month: 29.59 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 8.16 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 25.51 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.24 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 17.35 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.14 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Breathing Difficulty when taking Spironolactone *:

  • female: 56.1 %
  • male: 43.9 %

Age of people who have Breathing Difficulty when taking Spironolactone *:

  • 0-1: 0.78 %
  • 2-9: 0.72 %
  • 10-19: 1.0 %
  • 20-29: 3.67 %
  • 30-39: 4.01 %
  • 40-49: 8.63 %
  • 50-59: 19.71 %
  • 60+: 61.02 %

Severity if Breathing Difficulty when taking Spironolactone **:

  • least: 7.14 %
  • moderate: 42.86 %
  • severe: 50.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Breathing Difficulty **:

  • while on drug: 10 %
  • after off the drug: 20 %
  • not yet: 70 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (208 people)
  • Hypertension (202 people)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (107 people)
  • Pulmonary Hypertension (104 people)
  • Atrial Fibrillation (103 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Furosemide (728 people)
  • Digoxin (549 people)
  • Lasix (546 people)
  • Aspirin (474 people)
  • Coumadin (323 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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