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Aromasin vs arimidex vs femara, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 64

This is personalized comparison of Aromasin vs arimidex vs femara for a female aged 64. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Aromasin (latest outcomes from 4,884 users) has active ingredients of exemestane. It is often used in breast cancer.

Arimidex (latest outcomes from 14,949 users) has active ingredients of anastrozole. It is often used in breast cancer.

Femara (latest outcomes from 8,674 users) has active ingredients of letrozole. It is often used in breast cancer.

On Oct, 26, 2014: 5,861 female patients aged 59 who take the same drugs are studied in Aromasin vs arimidex vs femara

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female59breast cancer

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Aromasin exemestanenot specified
arimidex anastrozolenot specified
femara letrozolenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 59 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Aromasinarimidexfemara
Osteonecrosis (death of bone)Arthralgia (joint pain)Osteonecrosis (death of bone)
Arthralgia (joint pain)PainArthralgia (joint pain)
PainOsteonecrosis (death of bone)Pain
Tooth ExtractionHot Flush (sudden feelings of heat)Tooth Extraction
AnxietyTooth ExtractionBone Disorder
Bone DisorderNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Anxiety
Osteoarthritis (a joint disease caused by cartilage loss in a joint)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
InjuryBone DisorderFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Insomnia (sleeplessness)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)AnxietyPain In Extremity

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Aromasinarimidexfemara
Osteonecrosis (death of bone)Arthralgia (joint pain)Malignant Neoplasm Progression (cancer tumour came back)
Pulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)Osteonecrosis (death of bone)Arthralgia (joint pain)
Tooth ExtractionBone DisorderDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Condition AggravatedNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Osteonecrosis (death of bone)
Osteomyelitis (infection of bone)Tooth ExtractionFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Renal Failure (kidney dysfunction)Weight DecreasedBone Disorder
Bone DisorderHypoaesthesia (reduced sense of touch or sensation)Metastases To Bone (cancer spreads to bone)
Arthralgia (joint pain)Pain In JawTooth Extraction
Pain In ExtremityImpaired HealingSwelling
Toothache (tooth pain)Headache (pain in head)Chest Pain

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Aromasin3.23%3.23%12.90%35.48%45.16%
arimidex3.49%5.81%22.09%46.51%22.09%
femara3.17%14.29%15.87%46.03%20.63%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Aromasin (exemestane) is often used to treat breast cancer. Arimidex (anastrozole) is often used to treat breast cancer. Femara (letrozole) is often used to treat breast cancer. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

Recent related drug comparison:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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