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A study for a 57-year old woman who takes Femara

Summary: 1,658 female patients aged 57 (±5) who take the same drug are studied.

This is a personalized study for a 57 year old female patient who has Cancer - Breast. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

 

 

 

 

What is the drug

Femara has active ingredients of letrozole. It is often used in breast cancer. (latest outcomes from 8,678 Femara users)

What is the condition

Cancer - breast can be treated by Arimidex, Tamoxifen Citrate, Femara, Aromasin, Letrozole, Herceptin. (latest reports from 75,506 Cancer - Breast patients)

What is the symptom

Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,705 Hair loss patients)

On Feb, 27, 2015: 1,658 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 on eHealthMe
Hair Loss58 (4.05% of females aged 51 (±5) who take the drug)

(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)

Symptom (click a symptom for in-depth analysis)Number of reports on eHealthMe
Hair Loss in Cancer - Breast175 (1.96% of females aged 51 (±5) who have Cancer - breast)

(as an adverse outcome could be a side effect of a drug, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, how many female Aspirin users aged 50 (±5) have nausea)

Side effect (click a side effect for in-depth analysis)Number of reports on eHealthMe
Hair Loss in Femara58 (4.05% of females aged 51 (±5) who take Femara)

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)
28.57%
(2 of 7 people)
66.67%
(6 of 9 people)
100.00%
(6 of 6 people)
78.57%
(11 of 14 people)
66.67%
(4 of 6 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)

Most common side effects over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Liver Disorder (liver diseases)Arthralgia (joint pain)Pleural Effusion (water on the lungs)Impaired HealingSwellingPainn/aPain
Jaundice (a yellowish pigmentation of the skin, the conjunctival membranes)PainOsteomyelitis (infection of bone)Gastritis (inflammation of stomach)Bone DisorderImpaired HealingAnxiety
Arthralgia (joint pain)Pyrexia (fever)Impaired HealingInsomnia (sleeplessness)Bone Lesion (bone with abnormalities. bone lesions can result from growth formations, infections, or injuries)Osteomyelitis (infection of bone)Bone Disorder
Chills (felling of cold)Oral Cavity Fistula (an abnormal opening in mouth)Bone DisorderOesophagitis (inflammation of oesophagus)Erythema (redness of the skin)Decreased InterestOsteonecrosis Of Jaw (death of bone of jaw)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Hypoaesthesia (reduced sense of touch or sensation)Purulent Discharge (discharge that contains pus)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Osteomyelitis (infection of bone)General Physical Health Deterioration (weak health status)Arthralgia (joint pain)
DepressionBone DisorderParaesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)Weight DecreasedPain In JawPain In JawMetastases To Bone (cancer spreads to bone)
Rash (redness)Impaired HealingDepressionOral Disorder (mouth disease)Metastases To Spine (cancer spreads to spine)Bone DisorderOsteonecrosis (death of bone)
Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)Metastases To Spine (cancer spreads to spine)Hypersomnia (excessive daytime sleepiness (eds))PainOsteonecrosis Of Jaw (death of bone of jaw)Back Pain
Pyrexia (fever)Toothache (tooth pain)Weight DecreasedFeeling AbnormalHaemorrhage (bleeding)PneumoniaTooth Extraction
Condition AggravatedTooth LossBone PainDepressionPathological Fracture (broken bone caused by disease)AnxietyFatigue (feeling of tiredness)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

You can also:

You are not alone! Join a related mobile support group:
- support group for people who take Femara and have Hair Loss
- support group for people who have Hair Loss and Cancer - Breast
- support group for people who have Cancer - Breast
- support group for people who have Hair Loss
- support group for people who take Femara

Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • My question is there are if studies and reports on the efficiency of this treatment?
    My mother is being treated against breast cancer for almost 20 years. There are about four years has been removed a breast and emptied (removed) the armpits. After she used only Xeloda Capecitabina 500 mg and soon after chemotherapy. At present she use Faslodex one time by month. Another doctor, suggested using the Faslodex and Xeloda Capecitabina 500 mg together. My question is there are if studies and reports on the efficiency of this treatment?
  • Can omeprazeloe cause muscle loss?
    Previously to taking Omeprazeloe I had normal bowel movements after getting control of the diarrhea caused by the irritable bowel syndrome. The day after I took the first capsule I experienced extreme constipation. It was hard to have a BM and had to go several times. It has caused bad abdominal pain. I started to have hair loss. It has thinned to half as much as I had. My migraines came on like crazy. I lost eight pounds over about a month after I stopped taking it. I lost fat I had gained in my abdomin but also my muscles have deteriated some. I would recommend that no one takes this medication and it should be taken off the market. People who have suffered from taking this medication should be compensated.
  • Can xanax use cause female hair loss?
    I am losing a lot of hair. It started about two months ago, and I went to dermatologist who ordered some medication for two weeks. It stopped. I have been using Victoza for almost a year and take Xanax daily long term. Can either of these drugs cause my hair loss?? It's back now, and full speed. At this rate, I'll be bold in two weeks more. I'm desperate, but my doctors think if the Victoza is causing it, it will regenerate once I stop, which I'm in the process of doing. However, if there is a chance Xanax is causing it, I need to know to find an alternative drug for my nerves. Any help??
  • Plantar fasciitis and femara
    HELP!!! I have been on femara for 12 months, and at about 4 months I started getting plantar fasciitis. I now have plantar fasciitis in both feet and it is so painful that I am contemplating using a wheel chair. I cry daily from the pain, and sometimes wish I would just die. I was taking ibuprofen to help, but my onc had me stop due to liver issues. Is there anyone out there that can give me any advice or suggestions? I truly wish that I had just left the cancer alone, as my quality of life is so poor now that I see very little value in it.
  • If you stop taking oxcarbazepine will your hair grow back?
    has been getting thinner on top and now there's a little bald spot it just seems like the last month and a half maybe that I've noticed that my hair has been getting thinner on top and now there's a little bald spot where its really thin and you can see the scalp and he increased my dosage by 600 milligrams

More questions for: Cancer - Breast, Femara, Hair Loss

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    I have been taking the drug Metformin Hydrochloride for about 5 months and definitely find that I am losing hair which is a problem I have never experienced. Always had the healthiest hair, no problems. Well, I am finding that I am losing lair significantly and feel that the manufacturer of this drug should post that this is a side effect as so many have been complaining of the same side effect. I also began having problems with my teeth and always prided myself of having great teeth with no problems. I also understand that if there is a deficiency of Vitamin B12 that this together with taking this drug can cause these issues of hair loss and mouth/teeth problems. Again; I feel this should be totally and more readily informed to anyone taking this drug. I don't feel that anyone should have to give up things important to them to maintain a healthy way of living...I am going to see my physician and discuss what other options that may exist as I am not feeling very comfortable with this drug and the side effects I am experiencing.
  • Bone pain whilst taking letrozole
    Before having breast cancer I walked 10 miles a week, and did a 40 min exercise
    routine. Having had a lumpectomy followed by 15 radiation treatments, and then
    prescribed letrozole for 10 years, I can no longer do my 40 min exercise routine, nor the power walking that I have done for so many years.
    I suffer severe bone pain and fatigue.
    I have come off the medication (3 wks now) after taking letrozole for 6mths.
    I can no longer tolerate the awful side affects, and Im just hoping the cancer
    does not come back.
  • Victoza and breast cancer
    I took victoza for about 1 year. I have no history of breast cancer 9 my family.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (7 days ago):

  • On Femera for 7months. I have stomach pain and also diarrhea

    Reply

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • Day time pain in pelvic but it hurts little bit less when I go for walk.
    Night time pain goes to my lower back.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • One episode lasting about ½ hour in duration.

    Reply

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