Warfarin sodium and Shortness of breath - from FDA reports


Summary

Shortness of breath is found among people who take Warfarin Sodium, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Digoxin, and have Atrial fibrillation/flutter . We study 50,578 people who have side effects while taking Warfarin sodium from FDA. Among them, 2,907 have Shortness of breath. Find out below who they are, when they have Shortness of breath and more.

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Warfarin Sodium

Warfarin sodium has active ingredients of warfarin sodium. It is often used in atrial fibrillation/flutter. (latest outcomes from Warfarin sodium 54,018 users)

Shortness Of Breath

Shortness of breath has been reported by people with high blood pressure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, primary pulmonary hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 283,984 Shortness of breath patients).

On Feb, 16, 2017

50,578 people reported to have side effects when taking Warfarin Sodium.
Among them, 2,907 people (5.75%) have Shortness Of Breath


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Warfarin sodium cause Shortness of breath?

Time on Warfarin Sodium when people have Shortness Of Breath *:

  • < 1 month: 32.19 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 28.08 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.53 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.59 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 13.01 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.53 %
  • 10+ years: 2.05 %

Gender of people who have Shortness Of Breath when taking Warfarin Sodium *:

  • female: 50 %
  • male: 50 %

Age of people who have Shortness Of Breath when taking Warfarin Sodium *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.49 %
  • 20-29: 1.64 %
  • 30-39: 3.82 %
  • 40-49: 7.07 %
  • 50-59: 15.04 %
  • 60+: 71.93 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (390 people, 13.42%)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (175 people, 6.02%)
  • High Blood Pressure (150 people, 5.16%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (123 people, 4.23%)
  • Anticoagulant Therapy (91 people, 3.13%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Digoxin (639 people, 21.98%)
  • Furosemide (566 people, 19.47%)
  • Aspirin (503 people, 17.30%)
  • Lasix (438 people, 15.07%)
  • Lisinopril (374 people, 12.87%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (592 people, 20.36%)
  • Chest Pain (588 people, 20.23%)
  • Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (508 people, 17.48%)
  • Weakness (502 people, 17.27%)
  • Pain (484 people, 16.65%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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