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Review: could Warfarin cause Shortness of breath?

Summary: Shortness of breath could be caused by Warfarin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Digoxin, and have Atrial fibrillation.

We study 47,304 people who have side effects while taking Warfarin from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,661 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 (latest outcomes from 49,027 users) has active ingredients of warfarin sodium. It is often used in blood clots.

Shortness of breath

Shortness of breath (latest reports from 1,328,526 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 47,092 people reported to have side effects when taking Warfarin sodium. Among them, 2,661 people (5.65%) have Shortness Of Breath. They amount to 0.20% of all the 1,342,118 people who have Shortness Of Breath on eHealthMe.

Trend of Shortness of breath in Warfarin sodium reports

Time on Warfarin sodium when people have Shortness of breath * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Shortness of breath31.38%31.91%7.98%6.91%11.70%7.45%2.66%

Gender of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Warfarin sodium * :

FemaleMale
Shortness of breath49.42%50.58%

Age of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Warfarin sodium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Shortness of breath0.00%0.00%0.37%1.66%3.36%6.96%15.33%72.32%

Severity of Shortness of breath when taking Warfarin sodium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Shortness of breath0.00%71.43%21.43%7.14%

How people recovered from Shortness of breath ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Shortness of breath0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Atrial fibrillation (422 people, 15.86%)
  2. Hypertension (164 people, 6.16%)
  3. Pulmonary arterial hypertension (104 people, 3.91%)
  4. Pain (101 people, 3.80%)
  5. Multiple myeloma (96 people, 3.61%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Digoxin (702 people, 26.38%)
  2. Aspirin (610 people, 22.92%)
  3. Furosemide (596 people, 22.40%)
  4. Lasix (453 people, 17.02%)
  5. Lisinopril (403 people, 15.14%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (4 weeks ago):

  • S/p coronary stent ~ 2 years ago. Recent onset SOB relieved by discontinuing the cipro and using the symbicort. But the symptoms returned shortly after starting the inhaler and discontinuing the cipro. The pulmonary function test showed non cardiac asthma. The breo does not work as well. Possibly the SOB is due to the cozaar? Lytes and CBC are normal. Non smoker X 35 years though prior was a heavy smoker.
    Thanks

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  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • Ablation to treat atrial fibrillation resulted in atypical flutter ECG reading. Still awaiting treatment for this after 6 months wait

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