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Review: could Herceptin cause Heartburn - chronic?

We study 10,347 people who have side effects while taking Herceptin from FDA and social media. Among them, 11 have Heartburn - chronic. Find out below who they are, when they have Heartburn - chronic and more.

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Herceptin

Herceptin (latest outcomes from 10,442 users) has active ingredients of trastuzumab. It is often used in breast cancer.

Heartburn - chronic

Heartburn - chronic (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus) (latest reports from 45,115 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Jun, 27, 2014: 10,344 people reported to have side effects when taking Herceptin. Among them, 11 people (0.11%) have Heartburn - Chronic. They amount to 0.02% of all the 44,768 people who have Heartburn - Chronic on eHealthMe.

Trend of Heartburn - chronic in Herceptin reports

Time on Herceptin when people have Heartburn - chronic * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Heartburn - chronic100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Heartburn - chronic when taking Herceptin * :

FemaleMale
Heartburn - chronic100.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Heartburn - chronic when taking Herceptin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Heartburn - chronic0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%26.67%26.67%33.33%13.33%

Severity of Heartburn - chronic when taking Herceptin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Heartburn - chronic ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Breast cancer (11 people, 100.00%)
  2. Neoplasm malignant (2 people, 18.18%)
  3. Metastases to central nervous system (1 people, 9.09%)
  4. Breast cancer metastatic (1 people, 9.09%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Paclitaxel (9 people, 81.82%)
  2. Cyclophosphamide (6 people, 54.55%)
  3. Doxorubicin hcl (4 people, 36.36%)
  4. Tamoxifen citrate (4 people, 36.36%)
  5. Tarceva (3 people, 27.27%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (10 hours ago):

  • I've been on Herceptin 10 months. About 2 months ago, I started having sudden bouts of intense itchy skin that I cannot tolerate. It affects different places on my body; arms, chest, neck, back, legs, just about anywhere, and usually more than one place at same time. I generally wipe with a cool washcloth, and lotion up. That helps reduce the intensity of itching, but it's not complete relief.

    Now, for 2 days, I've had a painful rash on my ribs, below the left breast. It is NOT in a fold where an infection could occur. If it matters, the rash is on the same side as the breast cancer.

    I called the cancer center, where a nurse said it was likely shingles. I have been a medical professional in the past, and this does not look like shingles. There is no weeping, no vesicles, it is completely smooth. I take benadryl 50mg 3x daily, and Acyclovir 400mg x2 daily (prophylactically). I'd be surprised if it turns out to be shingles.

    Nothing has explained the itching bouts that I have everywhere else. I've read that Herceptin can cause itching in a small percentage of people. The nurse said that this only occurs as a possible reaction at the beginning of treatment, which is not my case. What do think about the itching? What about the rash?

    Reply

  • From this study (7 days ago):

  • I have recently run out of paracetamol, and noticed the heartburn as been much reduced. Could there be a connection

    Reply

  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • I have a small hiatus hernia which didn't hurt then 2 years later pain started in my sternum and upper centre back along with stomach pain and heartburn

    Reply

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