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From FDA reports: side effects of Letrozole

This is a study of Letrozole side effects. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 9,442 people who take the same drug and have side effectsfrom FDA.

On Jan, 31, 2015: 9,442 people who reported to have side effects when taking Letrozole are studied

Trend of Letrozole's drug interactions, side effects, and effectiveness reports (8221050)

Information of the patient in this study:

Gender: female

Conditions: Breast Cancer

Drugs taking:
- Letrozole

Side effects have: Spondylitic Myelopathy, Myelomalacia

eHealthMe real world results:

For people in general (regardless of gender or age):

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

Side effectNumber of reports
Spondylitic Myelopathy (an inflammation of the vertebra)14 (0.15%)
Myelomalacia (softening and damage of the spinal cord due to some injury like compression by disc extrusion)10 (0.11%)

Most common side effects experienced by people in the use of Letrozole:

Side effectNumber of reports
Pain3,162
Anxiety2,421
Bone Disorder2,290
Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (death of bone of jaw)2,222
Arthralgia (joint pain)2,212
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)1,947
Osteonecrosis (death of bone)1,816
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)1,692
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)1,622
Back Pain1,570

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

Side effectNumber of reports
Bone Disorder168
Pain In Jaw142
Pain140
Impaired Healing138
Osteomyelitis (infection of bone)136
Osteonecrosis (death of bone)136
Metastases To Bone (cancer spreads to bone)120
Arthralgia (joint pain)118
Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (death of bone of jaw)114
Swelling106

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