Review: could Arimidex cause Ms?


Ms is found among people who take Arimidex, especially for people who are female, 60+ old also take medication Avonex, and have Multiple sclerosis . We study 16,868 people who have side effects while taking Arimidex from FDA and social media. Among them, 8 have Ms. Find out below who they are, when they have Ms and more.

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Arimidex has active ingredients of anastrozole. It is often used in breast cancer. (latest outcomes from Arimidex 17,290 users)


Ms has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, gait disturbance (latest reports from 423,460 Ms patients).

On Oct, 21, 2016

16,868 people reported to have side effects when taking Arimidex.
Among them, 8 people (0.05%) have Ms

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Arimidex cause Ms?

Gender of people who have Ms when taking Arimidex *:

  • female: 100 %
  • male: 0.0 %

Age of people who have Ms when taking Arimidex *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 50 %
  • 60+: 50 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Sclerosis (5 people, 62.50%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (2 people, 25.00%)
  • Breast Cancer (2 people, 25.00%)
  • Vomiting (1 person, 12.50%)
  • Hypertension (1 person, 12.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Neurontin (3 people, 37.50%)
  • Avonex (3 people, 37.50%)
  • Paxil (2 people, 25.00%)
  • Lipitor (2 people, 25.00%)
  • Betaseron (2 people, 25.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Injection Site Reaction (2 people, 25.00%)
  • Injection Site Pain (2 people, 25.00%)
  • Cough (2 people, 25.00%)
  • Condition Aggravated (2 people, 25.00%)
  • Back Pain (2 people, 25.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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