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

We study 866 people who have side effects while taking Tapazole from FDA and social media. Among them, 54 have Shortness of breath. Find out below who they are, when they have Shortness of breath and more.

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Tapazole (latest outcomes from 922 users) has active ingredients of methimazole. It is often used in hyperthyroidism.

Shortness of breath

Shortness of breath (latest reports from 1,342,605 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

On Oct, 25, 2014: 864 people reported to have side effects when taking Tapazole. Among them, 46 people (5.32%) 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 * :

Shortness of breath84.78%15.22%

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

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 ** :


How people recovered from Shortness of breath ** :


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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • Hospitalized in afib. Cardiac doctors are pointing to enlarged thyroid as problem; endocrinologist is not as sure. Medicines are all new except for lipitor.


  • From this study (4 years ago):

  • patient on Jan, 16, 2011:

    I also had shortness of breath for the last 2 or 3 years when taking methimazole. It never occurred to me that it could be the result of the drug. I have spent many hours in the ER due to shortness of breath over the last 2 years. It has been diagnosed as anything from bronchiospasms, to allergies, to anxiety. Now that I am off the methimazole, I wonder if the breathing problems will continue?


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