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Review: could Femara cause Lose weight?

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

We study 8,418 people who have side effects while taking Femara from FDA and social media. Among them, 107 have Lose weight. Find out below who they are, when they have Lose weight 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.

Lose weight

Lose weight (latest reports from 97,353 patients) has been reported by people with depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, high blood pressure, stress and anxiety.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 8,404 people reported to have side effects when taking Femara. Among them, 107 people (1.27%) have Lose Weight. They amount to 0.11% of all the 97,257 people who have Lose Weight on eHealthMe.

Trend of Lose weight in Femara reports

Time on Femara when people have Lose weight * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Lose weight0.00%0.00%19.35%0.00%80.65%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Lose weight when taking Femara * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Lose weight0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%24.44%33.33%42.22%

Severity of Lose weight when taking Femara ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Lose weight0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Lose weight ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Lose weight0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Breast cancer (61 people, 57.01%)
  2. Metastases to bone (34 people, 31.78%)
  3. Pain (31 people, 28.97%)
  4. Depression (31 people, 28.97%)
  5. Breast cancer metastatic (26 people, 24.30%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (92 people, 85.98%)
  2. Aredia (73 people, 68.22%)
  3. Xanax (52 people, 48.60%)
  4. Levaquin (49 people, 45.79%)
  5. Keflex (41 people, 38.32%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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