Arava and Breast cancer - from FDA reports
Breast cancer is found among people who take Arava, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 22,860 people who have side effects while taking Arava from FDA. Among them, 100 have Breast cancer. Find out below who they are, when they have Breast cancer and more.
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Arava has active ingredients of leflunomide. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Arava 23,131 users)
Breast cancer has been reported by people with hormone replacement therapy, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, breast cancer, osteoporosis (latest reports from 105,560 Breast cancer patients).
On Jan, 29, 2017
22,860 people reported to have side effects when taking Arava.
Among them, 100 people (0.44%) have Breast Cancer
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Arava when people have Breast Cancer *:
- < 1 month: 23.08 %
- 1 - 6 months: 26.92 %
- 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
- 1 - 2 years: 11.54 %
- 2 - 5 years: 26.92 %
- 5 - 10 years: 11.54 %
- 10+ years: 0.0 %
Gender of people who have Breast Cancer when taking Arava *:
- female: 100 %
- male: 0.0 %
Age of people who have Breast Cancer when taking Arava *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 0.0 %
- 20-29: 0.0 %
- 30-39: 0.0 %
- 40-49: 8.82 %
- 50-59: 39.71 %
- 60+: 51.47 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (76 people, 76.00%)
- Hormone Replacement Therapy (10 people, 10.00%)
- Osteoporosis (5 people, 5.00%)
- High Blood Pressure (5 people, 5.00%)
- Gastritis (4 people, 4.00%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Methotrexate (35 people, 35.00%)
- Enbrel (31 people, 31.00%)
- Humira (24 people, 24.00%)
- Plaquenil (19 people, 19.00%)
- Prednisone (18 people, 18.00%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Hot Flush (9 people, 9.00%)
- Headache (8 people, 8.00%)
- Diarrhea (8 people, 8.00%)
- Chest Pain (8 people, 8.00%)
- Breast Cancer Female (8 people, 8.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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