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Review: could Spironolactone cause Breathing difficulty?





Summary: 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 Hypertension.

We study 25,351 people who have side effects while taking Spironolactone from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,898 have Breathing difficulty. Find out below who they are, when they have Breathing difficulty and more.

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Spironolactone

Spironolactone has active ingredients of spironolactone. It is often used in acne. (latest outcomes from Spironolactone 26,426 users)

Breathing difficulty

Breathing difficulty has been reported by people with high blood pressure, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.(latest reports from Breathing difficulty 165,277 patients)

On Nov, 23, 2014: 25,348 people reported to have side effects when taking Spironolactone. Among them, 1,898 people (7.49%) have Breathing Difficulty.

Trend of Breathing difficulty in Spironolactone reports

Time on Spironolactone when people have Breathing difficulty * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Breathing difficulty34.02%5.15%24.74%9.28%19.59%7.22%0.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Breathing difficulty0.67%0.79%0.91%4.02%4.15%8.66%19.45%61.34%

Severity of Breathing difficulty when taking Spironolactone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Breathing difficulty7.69%38.46%53.85%0.00%

How people recovered from Breathing difficulty ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Breathing difficulty11.11%22.22%66.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (174 people, 9.17%)
  2. Pulmonary arterial hypertension (121 people, 6.38%)
  3. Cardiac failure congestive (94 people, 4.95%)
  4. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (93 people, 4.90%)
  5. Pain (91 people, 4.79%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Furosemide (641 people, 33.77%)
  2. Digoxin (530 people, 27.92%)
  3. Aspirin (517 people, 27.24%)
  4. Lasix (494 people, 26.03%)
  5. Lisinopril (303 people, 15.96%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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