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Review: could Arava cause Breast cancer?

We study 16,214 people who have side effects while taking Arava from FDA and social media. Among them, 85 have Breast cancer. Find out below who they are, when they have Breast cancer and more.

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Arava

Arava (latest outcomes from 16,322 users) has active ingredients of leflunomide. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Breast cancer

Breast cancer (latest reports from 198,604 patients) has been reported by people with hormone replacement therapy, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, menopausal symptoms, osteoporosis.

On Oct, 30, 2014: 16,214 people reported to have side effects when taking Arava. Among them, 85 people (0.52%) have Breast Cancer.

Trend of Breast cancer in Arava reports

Time on Arava when people have Breast cancer * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Breast cancer19.23%23.08%7.69%11.54%26.92%11.54%0.00%

Gender of people who have Breast cancer when taking Arava * :

FemaleMale
Breast cancer100.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Breast cancer when taking Arava * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Breast cancer0.00%21.05%0.00%0.00%0.00%6.14%23.68%49.12%

Severity of Breast cancer when taking Arava ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Breast cancer ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (85 people, 100.00%)
  2. Hormone replacement therapy (10 people, 11.76%)
  3. Hypertension (5 people, 5.88%)
  4. Osteoporosis (5 people, 5.88%)
  5. Osteopenia (3 people, 3.53%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Celebrex (63 people, 74.12%)
  2. Aldactone (48 people, 56.47%)
  3. Bumetanide (48 people, 56.47%)
  4. Methotrexate (27 people, 31.76%)
  5. Enbrel (27 people, 31.76%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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