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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 16,217 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 has active ingredients of leflunomide. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Arava 16,327 users)

Breast cancer

Breast cancer has been reported by people with hormone replacement therapy, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, menopausal symptoms, osteoporosis.(latest reports from Breast cancer 76,303 patients)

On Dec, 6, 2014: 16,217 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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