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Review: could Tapazole cause Shortness of breath (Breathing difficulty)?

Summary: 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 Lasix, and have Atrial fibrillation/flutter.

We study 868 people who have side effects while taking Tapazole from FDA and social media. Among them, 46 have Shortness of breath. Find out below who they are, when they have Shortness of breath and more.

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Tapazole

Tapazole has active ingredients of methimazole. It is often used in hyperthyroidism. (latest outcomes from 924 Tapazole users)

Shortness of breath

Shortness of breath has been reported by people with high blood pressure, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (latest reports from 165,444 Shortness of breath patients)

On Feb, 14, 2015: 867 people reported to have side effects when taking Tapazole. Among them, 46 people (5.31%) have Shortness Of Breath.

Trend of Shortness of breath in Tapazole reports

Time on Tapazole when people have Shortness of breath * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Shortness of breath57.14%42.86%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Tapazole * :

FemaleMale
Shortness of breath84.78%15.22%

Age of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Tapazole * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Shortness of breath0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%12.50%12.50%15.00%60.00%

Severity of Shortness of breath when taking Tapazole ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Shortness of breath ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Atrial fibrillation (6 people, 13.04%)
  2. Thyroid disorder (6 people, 13.04%)
  3. Hyperthyroidism (5 people, 10.87%)
  4. Multiple myeloma (5 people, 10.87%)
  5. Mastocytosis (4 people, 8.70%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lasix (13 people, 28.26%)
  2. Coumadin (12 people, 26.09%)
  3. Lopressor (9 people, 19.57%)
  4. Methimazole (8 people, 17.39%)
  5. Prednisone (8 people, 17.39%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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