Review: could Vicodin cause Acute Respiratory Failure?


Acute respiratory failure is found among people who take Vicodin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lasix, and have Pain . We study 40,751 people who have side effects while taking Vicodin from FDA and social media. Among them, 121 have Acute respiratory failure. Find out below who they are, when they have Acute respiratory failure and more.

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Vicodin has active ingredients of acetaminophen; hydrocodone bitartrate. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Vicodin 46,121 users)

Acute Respiratory Failure

Acute respiratory failure has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, primary pulmonary hypertension, pain, atrial fibrillation/flutter (latest reports from 8,277 Acute respiratory failure patients).

On Oct, 26, 2016

40,751 people reported to have side effects when taking Vicodin.
Among them, 121 people (0.3%) have Acute Respiratory Failure

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Vicodin cause Acute respiratory failure?

Time on Vicodin when people have Acute Respiratory Failure *:

  • < 1 month: 75 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 25 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Acute Respiratory Failure when taking Vicodin *:

  • female: 51.26 %
  • male: 48.74 %

Age of people who have Acute Respiratory Failure when taking Vicodin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.93 %
  • 20-29: 0.93 %
  • 30-39: 6.54 %
  • 40-49: 7.48 %
  • 50-59: 26.17 %
  • 60+: 57.94 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (17 people, 14.05%)
  • Hypertension (13 people, 10.74%)
  • Osteoporosis (9 people, 7.44%)
  • Urinary Tract Infection (8 people, 6.61%)
  • Atrial Fibrillation (8 people, 6.61%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (35 people, 28.93%)
  • Aspirin (23 people, 19.01%)
  • Zofran (21 people, 17.36%)
  • Prednisone (18 people, 14.88%)
  • Coumadin (18 people, 14.88%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pneumonia (45 people, 37.19%)
  • Pleural Effusion (39 people, 32.23%)
  • Dyspnoea (38 people, 31.40%)
  • Anaemia (37 people, 30.58%)
  • Cardiac Failure Congestive (36 people, 29.75%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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