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Review: could Herceptin cause Peripheral sensory neuropathy?

Summary: Peripheral sensory neuropathy could be caused by Herceptin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Paclitaxel, and have Breast cancer.

We study 10,335 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

Herceptin (latest outcomes from 10,435 users) has active ingredients of trastuzumab. It is often used in breast cancer, breast cancer her2+. Commonly reported side effects of Herceptin include breathing difficulty, diarrhea, pain, fever, pain exacerbated.

Peripheral sensory neuropathy

Peripheral sensory neuropathy (damage to one or more of your peripheral nerves) (latest reports from 10,830 patients) has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, breast cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, colon cancer.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 10,335 people reported to have side effects when taking Herceptin. Among them, 15 people (0.15%) have Peripheral Sensory Neuropathy. They amount to 0.14% of all the 10,769 people who have Peripheral Sensory Neuropathy on eHealthMe.

Trend of Peripheral sensory neuropathy in Herceptin reports

Time on Herceptin when people have Peripheral sensory neuropathy * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Peripheral sensory neuropathy75.00%12.50%0.00%12.50%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Peripheral sensory neuropathy when taking Herceptin * :

FemaleMale
Peripheral sensory neuropathy87.50%12.50%

Age of people who have Peripheral sensory neuropathy when taking Herceptin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Peripheral sensory neuropathy0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%21.05%21.05%36.84%21.05%

Severity of Peripheral sensory neuropathy when taking Herceptin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Peripheral sensory neuropathy ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Breast cancer (11 people, 73.33%)
  2. Breast cancer metastatic (5 people, 33.33%)
  3. Gastric cancer (2 people, 13.33%)
  4. Neoplasm malignant (1 people, 6.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Paclitaxel (12 people, 80.00%)
  2. Cyclophosphamide (7 people, 46.67%)
  3. Doxorubicin hcl (6 people, 40.00%)
  4. Tamoxifen citrate (4 people, 26.67%)
  5. Leucovorin calcium (3 people, 20.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Related topic: Herceptin, Peripheral sensory neuropathy

Citations of the study:
- http://www.kup.at/kup/pdf/10376.pdf

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