Avonex and Ovarian cancer - from FDA reports


Summary

Ovarian cancer is found among people who take Avonex, especially for people who are 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Baclofen, and have Multiple sclerosis. This review analyzes which people have Ovarian cancer with Avonex. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 161,685 people who have side effects when taking Avonex from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 21, 2017

161,685 people reported to have side effects when taking Avonex.
Among them, 276 people (0.17%) have Ovarian Cancer


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Avonex cause Ovarian cancer?

Time on Avonex when people have Ovarian Cancer *:

  • < 1 month: 4.48 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 2.99 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 16.42 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 23.88 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 20.9 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 23.88 %
  • 10+ years: 7.46 %

Age of people who have Ovarian Cancer when taking Avonex *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 1.27 %
  • 30-39: 3.81 %
  • 40-49: 19.92 %
  • 50-59: 44.07 %
  • 60+: 30.93 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Sclerosis (268 people, 97.10%)
  • Neuropathy Peripheral (6 people, 2.17%)
  • Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (3 people, 1.09%)
  • Pain (2 people, 0.72%)
  • Influenza Like Illness (1 person, 0.36%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Baclofen (20 people, 7.25%)
  • Neurontin (17 people, 6.16%)
  • Vitamin E (14 people, 5.07%)
  • Paxil (14 people, 5.07%)
  • Tysabri (13 people, 4.71%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Influenza Like Illness (22 people, 7.97%)
  • Weakness (14 people, 5.07%)
  • Fatigue (14 people, 5.07%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (11 people, 3.99%)
  • Cervix Carcinoma (11 people, 3.99%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Do you have Ovarian cancer when taking Avonex?

Avonex

Avonex has active ingredients of interferon beta 1a. It is often used in multiple sclerosis. (latest outcomes from Avonex 162,058 users)

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Ovarian cancer (cancer of ovary) has been reported by people with hormone replacement therapy, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, ovarian cancer, high blood pressure (latest reports from 14,495 Ovarian cancer patients).

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