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Review: could Avastin cause Vocal cord paralysis (Laryngeal nerve damage)?

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.

We study 23,969 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.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Avastin and have Vocal cord paralysis >>>

 

 

 

 

Avastin

Avastin has active ingredients of bevacizumab. It is often used in macular degeneration. (latest outcomes from 24,097 Avastin users)

Vocal cord paralysis

Vocal cord paralysis has been reported by people with depression, breast cancer metastatic, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 1,134 Vocal cord paralysis patients)

On Feb, 28, 2015: 23,967 people reported to have side effects when taking Avastin. Among them, 35 people (0.15%) have Vocal Cord Paralysis.

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 * :

FemaleMale
Vocal cord paralysis77.78%22.22%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
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 ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Vocal cord paralysis ** :

n/a

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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