Review: could Herceptin cause Peripheral sensory neuropathy?
Summary: Peripheral sensory neuropathy is found among people who take Herceptin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Paclitaxel, and have Breast cancer.
We study 10,358 people who have side effects while taking Herceptin from FDA and social media. Among them, 15 have Peripheral sensory neuropathy. Find out below who they are, when they have Peripheral sensory neuropathy and more.
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Herceptin has active ingredients of trastuzumab. It is often used in breast cancer. (latest outcomes from 10,452 Herceptin users)
Peripheral sensory neuropathy
Peripheral sensory neuropathy (damage to one or more of your peripheral nerves) has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, breast cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 2,046 Peripheral sensory neuropathy patients)
On Feb, 13, 2015: 10,357 people reported to have side effects when taking Herceptin. Among them, 15 people (0.14%) have Peripheral Sensory Neuropathy.
Time on Herceptin when people have Peripheral sensory neuropathy * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Peripheral sensory neuropathy||75.00%||12.50%||0.00%||12.50%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Peripheral sensory neuropathy when taking Herceptin * :
|Peripheral sensory neuropathy||87.50%||12.50% |
Age of people who have Peripheral sensory neuropathy when taking Herceptin * :
|Peripheral sensory neuropathy||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||21.05%||21.05%||36.84%||21.05% |
Severity of Peripheral sensory neuropathy when taking Herceptin ** :
How people recovered from Peripheral sensory neuropathy ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Breast cancer (11 people, 73.33%)
- Breast cancer metastatic (5 people, 33.33%)
- Gastric cancer (2 people, 13.33%)
- Neoplasm malignant (1 people, 6.67%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Paclitaxel (12 people, 80.00%)
- Cyclophosphamide (7 people, 46.67%)
- Doxorubicin hcl (6 people, 40.00%)
- Tamoxifen citrate (4 people, 26.67%)
- Leucovorin calcium (3 people, 20.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- Should a 66-year-old with paroxysmal atrial tachycardia (pat) take herceptin for 6 months instread of 12 months?
My concern is the potential for cardiac damage from taking Herceptin. The research on Herceptin for highly HER2 positive breast cancer seems less than clear that 12 months of treatment has truly significant benefit over 6 months. With a pre-existing heart condition of PAT (rx metoprolol) and also high blood pressure (rx losartan) would it be more prudent to limit the Herceptin to 6 mos?
- Is anyone suffering from a combination of illnesses like me? (3 answers)
I am 50 years old and have been suffering from these aliments the majority of my life. outside of the mild side affects of the meds, I have been able to work fulltime, and go to school online. I recently obtained my associates in business management and I'm working on my bachelors in international relations. I recently was promoted from production to inspector. However, during my two week training session, my brain failed me. I was not able to comprehend any part of the training session. I lost the position and got demoted to the lowest level and pay in the company. I immediately went to my doctors and was told that the combination of meds my specialists and pain manager prescribed interacted with each other. I scheduled an appointment with a neuropsychologist in hopes to find out what type of damages my brain has suffered. Since I have been on these meds for four years, I am hoping to hear from any one that has suffered similar interactions with their meds and what steps did they take to resolve the problems. My doctors immediately started an intervention to wean me off the meds slowly.
- Can herceptin be the cause of back pain
I am having chronic back pain, could this be related to Herceptin?
- Does the chemo drug, xeloda, raise blood sugar in diabetics?
I have Diabetes Type II. Do the two cancer drugs above - Herceptin and Xeloda - raise my blood sugar? My glucose levels are consistently high since starting these two drugs.
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From this study (5 months ago):
Still getting Herceptin after 7 months. Will be finished in March 2015. Began taking the Anastrozole in June of 2014 and will be taking this medication for five years. Two weeks ago started waking up in the middle of the night with numbness and tingling sensation in hands and fingers. It is uncomfortable and disturbing sleep. I began wearing gloves to bed which is helping somewhat.
From this study (5 months ago):
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