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Review: could Spironolactone cause Breathing difficulty?

Summary: Breathing difficulty could be caused by Spironolactone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Furosemide, and have Hypertension.

We study 25,278 people who have side effects while taking Spironolactone from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,162 have Breathing difficulty. Find out below who they are, when they have Breathing difficulty and more.

On Apr, 16, 2014: 25,278 people reported to have side effects when taking Spironolactone. Among them, 1,893 people (7.49%) have Breathing Difficulty. They amount to 0.14% of all the 1,340,315 people who have Breathing Difficulty on eHealthMe.

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 difficulty34.41%4.30%24.73%8.60%20.43%7.53%0.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Breathing difficulty0.67%0.80%0.86%3.98%4.16%8.69%19.39%61.47%

Severity of Breathing difficulty when taking Spironolactone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Breathing difficulty12.50%25.00%62.50%0.00%

How people recovered from Breathing difficulty ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Breathing difficulty0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (174 people, 9.19%)
  2. Pulmonary arterial hypertension (121 people, 6.39%)
  3. Cardiac failure congestive (94 people, 4.97%)
  4. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (93 people, 4.91%)
  5. Pain (91 people, 4.81%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Furosemide (639 people, 33.76%)
  2. Digoxin (529 people, 27.95%)
  3. Aspirin (516 people, 27.26%)
  4. Lasix (493 people, 26.04%)
  5. Lisinopril (302 people, 15.95%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • AL GYAM on Jul, 27, 2011:

    I use Spironolactone to treat my high blood pressure and experience abnormal dreams accompanied by screamiong. It has happened 2 times within a month.
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    AL GYAM on Jul, 27, 2011:

    AL GYAM

    Sex: Male
    Age: 60 +
    I use Spironolactone to treat my high blood pressure and experience abnormal dreams accompanied by screaming. It has happened 2 times within a month.
    Al

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