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What could cause Hair loss for a 56-year old woman?

This is a personalized study for a 56 year old female patient who has Cancer - Breast. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,646 female patients aged 56 (±5) who take the same drug from FDA and social media.

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What is the drug

Femara (latest outcomes from 8,670 users) has active ingredients of letrozole. It is often used in breast cancer.

What is the symptom

Hair Loss (latest reports from 228,094 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Jul, 18, 2014: 1,646 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 (1.97%)

(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 effectNumber of reports
among females aged 51 (±5) who take the same drug
Hair Loss in Femara58 (4.06%)

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)
57.14%
(4 of 7 people)
100.00%
(6 of 6 people)
78.57%
(11 of 14 people)
80.00%
(4 of 5 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 DisorderArthralgiaPleural EffusionImpaired HealingSwellingPainn/aPain
JaundicePainOsteomyelitisInsomniaBone DisorderImpaired HealingAnxiety
ArthralgiaPyrexiaImpaired HealingGastritisErythemaGeneral Physical Health DeteriorationBone Disorder
ChillsHypoaesthesiaBone DisorderOesophagitisOsteomyelitisPain In JawOsteonecrosis Of Jaw
FatigueOral Cavity FistulaParaesthesiaBone PainPain In JawDecreased InterestArthralgia
DepressionBone DisorderDepressionNauseaBone LesionOsteomyelitisMetastases To Bone
RashImpaired HealingPurulent DischargeWeight DecreasedMetastases To SpineBone DisorderOsteonecrosis
UrticariaParaesthesiaWeight DecreasedOral DisorderPainOsteonecrosis Of JawBack Pain
PyrexiaToothacheMetastases To SpineHypokalaemiaHaemorrhagePneumoniaTooth Extraction
Condition AggravatedTooth LossBone PainInfluenza Like IllnessPathological FractureAnxietyFatigue

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • Varicose veins have increased since taking Letrozole (Femara) and are painful.

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  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • sudden onset of knee joint pain and behind the knee swelling

    Reply

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