Taxol and Shortness of breath - from FDA reports


Summary

Shortness of breath is found among people who take Taxol, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Carboplatin, and have Breast cancer. This review analyzes which people have Shortness of breath with Taxol. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 25,529 people who have side effects when taking Taxol from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On May, 05, 2017

25,529 people reported to have side effects when taking Taxol.
Among them, 1,744 people (6.83%) have Shortness of breath


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Taxol cause Shortness of breath?

Time on Taxol when people have Shortness of breath *:

  • < 1 month: 69.13 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.5 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 2.68 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.01 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.45 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.22 %

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

  • female: 69.52 %
  • male: 30.48 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.44 %
  • 20-29: 0.88 %
  • 30-39: 4.5 %
  • 40-49: 11.65 %
  • 50-59: 32.67 %
  • 60+: 49.85 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Breast Cancer (304 people, 17.43%)
  • Metastases To Bone (181 people, 10.38%)
  • Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell (141 people, 8.08%)
  • Breast Cancer Metastatic (132 people, 7.57%)
  • Pain (91 people, 5.22%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Carboplatin (632 people, 36.24%)
  • Zometa (455 people, 26.09%)
  • Aredia (293 people, 16.80%)
  • Decadron (256 people, 14.68%)
  • Taxotere (236 people, 13.53%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (415 people, 23.80%)
  • Fatigue (415 people, 23.80%)
  • Chest Pain (398 people, 22.82%)
  • Pain (391 people, 22.42%)
  • Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (345 people, 19.78%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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