Review: could Tamsulosin cause Breathing Difficulty?


Summary

Breathing difficulty is found among people who take Tamsulosin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Gabapentin, and have Pain . We study 1,678 people who have side effects while taking Tamsulosin from FDA and social media. Among them, 66 have Breathing difficulty. Find out below who they are, when they have Breathing difficulty and more.

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Tamsulosin

Tamsulosin has active ingredients of tamsulosin. It is often used in enlarged prostate. (latest outcomes from Tamsulosin 1,960 users)

Breathing Difficulty

Breathing difficulty has been reported by people with pain, drug ineffective, pneumonia, chest pain, fatigue (latest reports from 160,430 Breathing difficulty patients).

On Jul, 30, 2016

1,678 people reported to have side effects when taking Tamsulosin.
Among them, 66 people (3.93%) have Breathing Difficulty


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Tamsulosin cause Breathing difficulty?

Time on Tamsulosin when people have Breathing Difficulty *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 16.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 16.67 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 25.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 25.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 16.67 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 1.59 %
  • male: 98.41 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 3.33 %
  • 50-59: 8.33 %
  • 60+: 88.33 %

Severity if Breathing Difficulty when taking Tamsulosin **:

  • least: 10 %
  • moderate: 40 %
  • severe: 50 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Breathing Difficulty **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (48 people)
  • Depression (47 people)
  • Gerd (44 people)
  • Lower Cholesterol (42 people)
  • Bone And Joint Pain (42 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Gabapentin (46 people)
  • Prilosec (44 people)
  • Meloxicam (43 people)
  • Fish Oil (43 people)
  • Prozac (42 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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