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This is a study of Femara for a 51 year old female patient who has Cancer - Breast. The study is created by eHealthMe based on 1,642 female patients aged 51 (±5) who take the drug from FDA and social media.

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On Apr, 18, 2014: 1,642 females aged 51 (±5) who take Femara are studied

Femara outcomes

Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 51

Gender: female

Conditions: Cancer - Breast

Drugs taking:
- Femara (letrozole): used for 6 - 12 months

eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

Side effectNumber of reports
among females aged 51 (±5) who take the drug
Hair Loss58 (4.06%)

(as an adverse outcome could be a symptom of a condition, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, regardless of which drug is taken, how many female HBP patients aged 50 (±5) have nausea)

SymptomNumber of reports
among females aged 51 (±5) who have the condition, regardless of which drug is taken
Hair Loss in Cancer - Breast175 (1.98%)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Femara is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
33.33%
(2 of 6 people)
66.67%
(4 of 6 people)
100.00%
(6 of 6 people)
78.57%
(11 of 14 people)
75.00%
(3 of 4 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/a

Side effects over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Liver Disorder
(12 reports)

Jaundice
(10 reports)

Arthralgia
(6 reports)

Chills
(6 reports)

Fatigue
(5 reports)

Depression
(5 reports)

Rash
(5 reports)

Urticaria
(5 reports)

Pyrexia
(5 reports)

Condition Aggravated
(4 reports)

Arthralgia
(41 reports)

Pain
(33 reports)

Pyrexia
(31 reports)

Hypoaesthesia
(30 reports)

Oral Cavity Fistula
(30 reports)

Toothache
(29 reports)

Tooth Loss
(29 reports)

Impaired Healing
(29 reports)

Bone Disorder
(29 reports)

Paraesthesia
(29 reports)

Pleural Effusion
(15 reports)

Osteomyelitis
(12 reports)

Bone Disorder
(11 reports)

Impaired Healing
(11 reports)

Depression
(10 reports)

Purulent Discharge
(10 reports)

Paraesthesia
(10 reports)

Weight Decreased
(9 reports)

Bone Pain
(9 reports)

Metastases To Spine
(9 reports)

Impaired Healing
(16 reports)

Insomnia
(15 reports)

Gastritis
(15 reports)

Oesophagitis
(14 reports)

Nausea
(11 reports)

Bone Pain
(11 reports)

Oral Disorder
(10 reports)

Weight Decreased
(10 reports)

Influenza Like Illness
(8 reports)

Mastication Disorder
(8 reports)

Swelling
(43 reports)

Bone Disorder
(38 reports)

Erythema
(37 reports)

Osteomyelitis
(37 reports)

Pain In Jaw
(37 reports)

Bone Lesion
(37 reports)

Metastases To Spine
(32 reports)

Pain
(30 reports)

Haemorrhage
(29 reports)

Pathological Fracture
(29 reports)

Pain
(17 reports)

Osteomyelitis
(14 reports)

General Physical Health Deterioration
(14 reports)

Impaired Healing
(14 reports)

Pain In Jaw
(14 reports)

Decreased Interest
(14 reports)

Osteonecrosis Of Jaw
(12 reports)

Bone Disorder
(12 reports)

Pneumonia
(10 reports)

Anxiety
(10 reports)

n/aPain
(348 reports)

Anxiety
(301 reports)

Bone Disorder
(287 reports)

Osteonecrosis Of Jaw
(284 reports)

Arthralgia
(232 reports)

Metastases To Bone
(219 reports)

Osteonecrosis
(215 reports)

Back Pain
(204 reports)

Tooth Extraction
(195 reports)

Fatigue
(187 reports)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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