Review: could Arava cause Breast cancer?
This is a review of Breast cancer by studying 15,775 people who take Arava. We analyze: the time on Arava when people have Breast cancer, gender and age of these people, the severity of Breast cancer, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Arava. The review is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Arava (latest outcomes from 15,877 users) has active ingredients of leflunomide. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis. Commonly reported side effects of Arava include fever, alanine aminotransferase increased, aspartate aminotransferase increased, nausea, breathing difficulty.
Breast cancer (latest reports from 195,984 patients) has been reported by people with hormone replacement therapy, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, menopausal symptoms, osteoporosis.
On Mar, 3, 2014: 15,775 people reported to have side effects when taking Arava. Among them, 85 people (0.54%) 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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