Avastin and Vocal cord paralysis - from FDA reports


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 42,902 people who have side effects while taking Avastin from FDA. Among them, 53 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 macular degeneration. (latest outcomes from Avastin 43,413 users)

Vocal Cord Paralysis

Vocal cord paralysis has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, depression, osteoporosis, breast cancer metastatic, high blood pressure (latest reports from 1,439 Vocal cord paralysis patients).

On Feb, 06, 2017

42,902 people reported to have side effects when taking Avastin.
Among them, 53 people (0.12%) 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: 55.56 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 22.22 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 22.22 %
  • 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: 73.33 %
  • male: 26.67 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 7.69 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 7.69 %
  • 40-49: 7.69 %
  • 50-59: 19.23 %
  • 60+: 57.69 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Breast Cancer Metastatic (9 people, 16.98%)
  • Breast Cancer (8 people, 15.09%)
  • Drug Dependence (7 people, 13.21%)
  • Colon Cancer Metastatic (6 people, 11.32%)
  • Colon Cancer (5 people, 9.43%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (20 people, 37.74%)
  • Taxotere (18 people, 33.96%)
  • Femara (17 people, 32.08%)
  • Zofran (16 people, 30.19%)
  • Xeloda (16 people, 30.19%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Breathing Difficulty (28 people, 52.83%)
  • Swallowing Difficulty (25 people, 47.17%)
  • Metastases To Bone (20 people, 37.74%)
  • Weight Decreased (19 people, 35.85%)
  • Pleural Effusion (18 people, 33.96%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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