Review: could Arava cause Breast cancer?
Summary: Breast cancer could be caused by Arava, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Celebrex, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.
We study 16,197 people who have side effects while taking Arava from FDA and social media. Among them, 82 have Breast cancer. Find out below who they are, when they have Breast cancer and more.
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Arava (latest outcomes from 16,308 users) has active ingredients of leflunomide. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.
Breast cancer (latest reports from 197,325 patients) has been reported by people with hormone replacement therapy, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, menopausal symptoms, osteoporosis.
On Apr, 8, 2014: 16,206 people reported to have side effects when taking Arava. Among them, 85 people (0.52%) have Breast Cancer. They amount to 0.04% of all the 197,036 people who have Breast Cancer on eHealthMe.
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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