Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and Breathing difficulty - from FDA reports


Breathing difficulty is found among people with Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, take medication Spiriva and have High blood pressure. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 18,516 people who have Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Oct, 08, 2018

18,516 people who have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Breathing Difficulty are studied.


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Gender of people who have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and experience Breathing Difficulty *:

  • female: 61.59 %
  • male: 38.41 %

Age of people who have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and experience Breathing Difficulty *:

Top co-existing conditions for these people *:

  1. High Blood Pressure: 2,309 people, 12.47%
  2. Asthma: 1,860 people, 10.05%
  3. High Blood Cholesterol: 1,429 people, 7.72%
  4. Emphysema (chronic respiratory disease - over inflation of the air sacs (alveoli) in the lungs): 1,113 people, 6.01%
  5. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 813 people, 4.39%

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Most common drugs for these people *:

  1. Spiriva: 8,329 people, 44.98%
  2. Symbicort: 3,091 people, 16.69%
  3. Combivent: 2,033 people, 10.98%
  4. Advair Hfa: 1,544 people, 8.34%
  5. Albuterol: 1,300 people, 7.02%

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Top symptoms for these people *:

  1. Drug Ineffective: 2,421 people, 13.08%
  2. Cough: 1,777 people, 9.60%
  3. Pneumonia: 1,439 people, 7.77%
  4. Chest Pain: 1,334 people, 7.20%
  5. Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness): 981 people, 5.30%

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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.



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