Review: could Arava cause Breast cancer?
Summary: 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 Celebrex, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.
We study 16,220 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 has active ingredients of leflunomide. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 16,331 Arava users)
Breast cancer has been reported by people with hormone replacement therapy, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, menopausal symptoms, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 77,363 Breast cancer patients)
On Apr, 12, 2015: 16,220 people reported to have side effects when taking Arava. Among them, 85 people (0.52%) have Breast Cancer.
Time on Arava when people have Breast cancer * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Breast cancer||19.23%||23.08%||7.69%||11.54%||26.92%||11.54%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Breast cancer when taking Arava * :
|Breast cancer||100.00%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Breast cancer when taking Arava * :
|Breast cancer||0.00%||21.05%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||6.14%||23.68%||49.12% |
Severity of Breast cancer when taking Arava ** :
How people recovered from Breast cancer ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (85 people, 100.00%)
- Hormone replacement therapy (10 people, 11.76%)
- Hypertension (5 people, 5.88%)
- Osteoporosis (5 people, 5.88%)
- Osteopenia (3 people, 3.53%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Celebrex (63 people, 74.12%)
- Aldactone (48 people, 56.47%)
- Bumetanide (48 people, 56.47%)
- Methotrexate (27 people, 31.76%)
- Enbrel (27 people, 31.76%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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