Review: could Herceptin cause Peripheral sensory neuropathy?
We study 10,347 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 (latest outcomes from 10,442 users) has active ingredients of trastuzumab. It is often used in breast cancer.
Peripheral sensory neuropathy
Peripheral sensory neuropathy (damage to one or more of your peripheral nerves) (latest reports from 10,998 patients) has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, breast cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, osteoporosis.
On Aug, 12, 2014: 10,347 people reported to have side effects when taking Herceptin. Among them, 15 people (0.14%) have Peripheral Sensory Neuropathy. They amount to 0.14% of all the 10,994 people who have Peripheral Sensory Neuropathy on eHealthMe.
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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From this study (1 month 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?
From this study (8 months ago):
Post - chemo skin is heavily laden with blackheads, which were not present before or during chemo. Herceptin is still an active treatment.
From this study (10 months ago):
Very weak legs from dexamethasone, can't walk too much, and lower back pain
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