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Review: could Vicodin cause Pneumonia?

Summary: Pneumonia could be caused by Vicodin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Zometa, and have Pain.

We study 32,498 people who have side effects while taking Vicodin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,619 have Pneumonia. Find out below who they are, when they have Pneumonia and more.

On Apr, 16, 2014: 32,498 people reported to have side effects when taking Vicodin. Among them, 1,619 people (4.98%) have Pneumonia. They amount to 0.21% of all the 754,370 people who have Pneumonia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Pneumonia in Vicodin reports

Time on Vicodin when people have Pneumonia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Pneumonia35.71%25.00%0.00%0.00%28.57%0.00%10.71%

Gender of people who have Pneumonia when taking Vicodin * :

FemaleMale
Pneumonia57.59%42.41%

Age of people who have Pneumonia when taking Vicodin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Pneumonia0.07%0.00%0.28%2.49%4.36%13.02%29.78%50.00%

Severity of Pneumonia when taking Vicodin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Pneumonia0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Pneumonia ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (305 people, 18.84%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (160 people, 9.88%)
  3. Rheumatoid arthritis (132 people, 8.15%)
  4. Depression (129 people, 7.97%)
  5. Osteoporosis (112 people, 6.92%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (388 people, 23.97%)
  2. Prednisone (366 people, 22.61%)
  3. Aspirin (352 people, 21.74%)
  4. Lasix (338 people, 20.88%)
  5. Neurontin (326 people, 20.14%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Tim J on Jul, 10, 2011:

    I took this drug and it killed 40 percent of my achilles tendon.

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    George P on May, 7, 2012:

    I developed torticollis soon after starting abilify. At the same time, I developed pain in my left side. An MRI revealed 4 ruptured disks in my spine, a known cause of torticollis.

    Conclusion: I have no idea (neither, it seems, do the doctors). But I found abilify very effective for its purpose.

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