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Review: could Femara cause Incontinence?

Summary: Incontinence could be caused by Femara, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Aredia, and have Breast cancer.

We study 8,418 people who have side effects while taking Femara from FDA and social media. Among them, 32 have Incontinence. Find out below who they are, when they have Incontinence and more.

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Femara

Femara (latest outcomes from 8,663 users) has active ingredients of letrozole. It is often used in breast cancer.

Incontinence

Incontinence (lack of moderation or self-control) (latest reports from 31,906 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain.

On Apr, 16, 2014: 8,404 people reported to have side effects when taking Femara. Among them, 32 people (0.38%) have Incontinence. They amount to 0.10% of all the 31,883 people who have Incontinence on eHealthMe.

Trend of Incontinence in Femara reports

Time on Femara when people have Incontinence * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Incontinence0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Incontinence when taking Femara * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Incontinence0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%35.71%64.29%

Severity of Incontinence when taking Femara ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Incontinence ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Breast cancer (8 people, 25.00%)
  2. Pain (7 people, 21.88%)
  3. Metastases to bone (2 people, 6.25%)
  4. Multiple myeloma (2 people, 6.25%)
  5. Osteoporosis (2 people, 6.25%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aredia (25 people, 78.12%)
  2. Zometa (23 people, 71.88%)
  3. Clindamycin (14 people, 43.75%)
  4. Keflex (13 people, 40.62%)
  5. Dilaudid (13 people, 40.62%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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