Review: could Vicodin cause Pneumonia?


Summary

Pneumonia 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 Zometa, and have Pain . We study 40,754 people who have side effects while taking Vicodin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,707 have Pneumonia. Find out below who they are, when they have Pneumonia and more.

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Vicodin

Vicodin has active ingredients of acetaminophen; hydrocodone bitartrate. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Vicodin 46,125 users)

Pneumonia

Pneumonia has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple myeloma, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, osteoporosis (latest reports from 175,011 Pneumonia patients).

On Nov, 28, 2016

40,754 people reported to have side effects when taking Vicodin.
Among them, 1,707 people (4.19%) have Pneumonia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Vicodin cause Pneumonia?

Time on Vicodin when people have Pneumonia *:

  • < 1 month: 51.52 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 24.24 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.03 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.03 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 9.09 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 9.09 %

Gender of people who have Pneumonia when taking Vicodin *:

  • female: 57.45 %
  • male: 42.55 %

Age of people who have Pneumonia when taking Vicodin *:

  • 0-1: 0.14 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.5 %
  • 20-29: 3.01 %
  • 30-39: 3.87 %
  • 40-49: 9.97 %
  • 50-59: 29.77 %
  • 60+: 52.51 %

Severity of Pneumonia **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (432 people, 25.31%)
  • Prednisone (374 people, 21.91%)
  • Lasix (347 people, 20.33%)
  • Neurontin (331 people, 19.39%)
  • Aredia (289 people, 16.93%)

Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Vicodin, learn more)

Potential co-existing conditions

  • Multiple Myeloma (196 people, 11.48%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (161 people, 9.43%)
  • Depression (141 people, 8.26%)
  • High Blood Pressure (118 people, 6.91%)
  • Osteoporosis (115 people, 6.74%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Pain (530 people, 31.05%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (461 people, 27.01%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (434 people, 25.42%)
  • Anaemia (380 people, 22.26%)
  • Back Pain (377 people, 22.09%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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