Review: could Tapazole cause Shortness Of Breath?


Shortness of breath is found among people who take Tapazole, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Coumadin, and have Hyperthyroidism . We study 1,259 people who have side effects while taking Tapazole from FDA and social media. Among them, 66 have Shortness of breath. Find out below who they are, when they have Shortness of breath and more.

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Tapazole has active ingredients of methimazole. It is often used in hyperthyroidism. (latest outcomes from Tapazole 1,323 users)

Shortness Of Breath

Shortness of breath has been reported by people with high blood pressure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, primary pulmonary hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 283,849 Shortness of breath patients).

On Oct, 25, 2016

1,259 people reported to have side effects when taking Tapazole.
Among them, 66 people (5.24%) have Shortness Of Breath

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Tapazole cause Shortness of breath?

Time on Tapazole when people have Shortness Of Breath *:

  • < 1 month: 40 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 40 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 10 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 10 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Shortness Of Breath when taking Tapazole *:

  • female: 81.25 %
  • male: 18.75 %

Age of people who have Shortness Of Breath when taking Tapazole *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 1.72 %
  • 30-39: 10.34 %
  • 40-49: 10.34 %
  • 50-59: 15.52 %
  • 60+: 62.07 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hyperthyroidism (9 people, 13.64%)
  • Thyroid Disorder (7 people, 10.61%)
  • Hypertension (7 people, 10.61%)
  • Atrial Fibrillation (7 people, 10.61%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (6 people, 9.09%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Coumadin (19 people, 28.79%)
  • Lasix (15 people, 22.73%)
  • Norvasc (13 people, 19.70%)
  • Lopressor (12 people, 18.18%)
  • Methimazole (10 people, 15.15%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weight Decreased (17 people, 25.76%)
  • Cough (17 people, 25.76%)
  • Fatigue (16 people, 24.24%)
  • Condition Aggravated (12 people, 18.18%)
  • Cardiac Failure Congestive (12 people, 18.18%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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