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Review: could Taxol cause Shortness of breath?

Summary: Shortness of breath could be caused by Taxol, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Carboplatin, and have Breast cancer.

We study 21,477 people who have side effects while taking Taxol from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,138 have Shortness of breath. Find out below who they are, when they have Shortness of breath and more.

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On Apr, 7, 2014: 21,473 people reported to have side effects when taking Taxol. Among them, 1,282 people (5.97%) have Shortness Of Breath. They amount to 0.10% of all the 1,335,574 people who have Shortness Of Breath on eHealthMe.

Trend of Shortness of breath in Taxol reports

Time on Taxol when people have Shortness of breath * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Shortness of breath75.30%20.82%2.42%0.97%0.48%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Shortness of breath68.28%31.72%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Shortness of breath0.00%0.00%0.09%0.81%5.19%11.64%33.30%48.97%

Severity of Shortness of breath when taking Taxol ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Shortness of breath ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Breast cancer (242 people, 18.88%)
  2. Metastases to bone (155 people, 12.09%)
  3. Non-small cell lung cancer (128 people, 9.98%)
  4. Breast cancer metastatic (98 people, 7.64%)
  5. Pain (76 people, 5.93%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Carboplatin (585 people, 45.63%)
  2. Zometa (375 people, 29.25%)
  3. Aredia (263 people, 20.51%)
  4. Decadron (196 people, 15.29%)
  5. Taxotere (163 people, 12.71%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • iam on concor 2.5 mg daily and baby aspirin prescribed to me by my cardiologist after doing a coronary CT angiography which showed a mild lesion since 3 years.
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    complaining now of a disturbing dyspnea and a change in voice.
    checked with CXR and pulmonary function test which were normal.
    CT sinuses showed obliterated right maxillary sinus.
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