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Review: could Avastin cause Vocal cord paralysis?

We study 23,963 people who have side effects while taking Avastin from FDA and social media. Among them, 35 have Vocal cord paralysis. Find out below who they are, when they have Vocal cord paralysis and more.

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Avastin (latest outcomes from 24,090 users) has active ingredients of bevacizumab. It is often used in macular degeneration.

Vocal cord paralysis

Vocal cord paralysis (latest reports from 6,269 patients) has been reported by people with depression, breast cancer metastatic, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure.

On Aug, 21, 2014: 23,963 people reported to have side effects when taking Avastin. Among them, 35 people (0.15%) have Vocal Cord Paralysis. They amount to 0.56% of all the 6,269 people who have Vocal Cord Paralysis on eHealthMe.

Trend of Vocal cord paralysis in Avastin reports

Time on Avastin when people have Vocal cord paralysis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Vocal cord paralysis50.00%16.67%33.33%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Vocal cord paralysis when taking Avastin * :

Vocal cord paralysis77.78%22.22%

Age of people who have Vocal cord paralysis when taking Avastin * :

Vocal cord paralysis0.00%0.00%11.76%0.00%5.88%5.88%23.53%52.94%

Severity of Vocal cord paralysis when taking Avastin ** :


How people recovered from Vocal cord paralysis ** :


Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Breast cancer (8 people, 22.86%)
  2. Breast cancer metastatic (7 people, 20.00%)
  3. Drug dependence (6 people, 17.14%)
  4. Osteonecrosis of jaw (4 people, 11.43%)
  5. Colon cancer metastatic (3 people, 8.57%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (14 people, 40.00%)
  2. Femara (13 people, 37.14%)
  3. Lorazepam (13 people, 37.14%)
  4. Taxotere (13 people, 37.14%)
  5. Xeloda (13 people, 37.14%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • Have rcc metastasis stage 4, Have taken second treatment on Avastin through IV. Now have tremors and falling


  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • jesus4ever on May, 17, 2014:

    I am a 69 yr. old female and am Reporting what I believe is Laryngeal Nerve Damage fro Augmentin 875mg. 2x/day x2wks.

    I was given Augmentin 875mg in late February for swollen lymph glands which my ENT Surgeon thought might be infection from my teeth. I had just had quite a bit of Dental work done in December.

    Even the first day it felt like a hot, burning match on the back of my throat. I also had sleeplessness and some anxiety over the pain, but never had diarrhea.

    I continued to take this drug for 2 weeks which I should not have done, but it seemed to reduce the size of the glands.

    It has been 10 weeks and I still have burning pain in the back of my throat which radiates up the Eustachian tubes to my ears. I have ear pain, Eustachian tube pain,lymph node pain and throat pain. It is difficult to swallow even water. I went on a Low Acid Diet, have gargled with salt water and aloe vera juice (99.8% aloe), Biotene, drink Throat Coat Tea, swallow honey, chew gum and more. I had to get off even decaf coffee and off of ibuprofen 800mg/day because they were causing Reflux which caused stomach acid to splash against the painful throat! My throat cavity has reduced in size (swelling) and it is difficult to swallow food. I even cooked fried onions in olive oil and put them in a soft cloth around my neck and swallowed a small amt of Vicks VapoRub which my Grandfather use to do for sore throat.

    If anyone knows of the duration or methods of healing, please contact me! Thank You for your Help!


  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • 3 days after treatment i always have low fever and sometimes higher, tiredness and weakness.


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