Review: could Avastin cause Vocal Cord Paralysis?


Summary

Vocal cord paralysis is found among people who take Avastin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Breast cancer metastatic . We study 32,506 people who have side effects while taking Avastin from FDA and social media. Among them, 43 have Vocal cord paralysis. Find out below who they are, when they have Vocal cord paralysis and more.

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Avastin

Avastin has active ingredients of bevacizumab. It is often used in colorectal cancer metastatic. (latest outcomes from Avastin 31,523 users)

Vocal Cord Paralysis

Vocal cord paralysis has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, insomnia, vaginal bleeding between periods, stress and anxiety, nausea and vomiting (latest reports from 1,196 Vocal cord paralysis patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

32,506 people reported to have side effects when taking Avastin.
Among them, 43 people (0.13%) have Vocal Cord Paralysis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Avastin cause Vocal cord paralysis?

Time on Avastin when people have Vocal Cord Paralysis *:

  • < 1 month: 57.14 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 14.29 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 28.57 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Vocal Cord Paralysis when taking Avastin *:

  • female: 74.29 %
  • male: 25.71 %

Age of people who have Vocal Cord Paralysis when taking Avastin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 8.7 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 8.7 %
  • 40-49: 8.7 %
  • 50-59: 17.39 %
  • 60+: 56.52 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Breast Cancer Metastatic (9 people)
  • Breast Cancer (8 people)
  • Drug Dependence (7 people)
  • Colon Cancer Metastatic (6 people)
  • Colorectal Cancer (2 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (18 people)
  • Zofran (16 people)
  • Taxotere (16 people)
  • Femara (16 people)
  • Xeloda (15 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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