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 10,453 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 Mar, 15, 2015: 10,358 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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