Herceptin and Peripheral sensory neuropathy - from FDA reports


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 - 2 years, also take medication Paclitaxel, and have Breast cancer . We study 18,186 people who have side effects while taking Herceptin from FDA. Among them, 37 have Peripheral sensory neuropathy. Find out below who they are, when they have Peripheral sensory neuropathy and more.

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Herceptin

Herceptin has active ingredients of trastuzumab. It is often used in breast cancer. (latest outcomes from Herceptin 18,447 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, preventive health care, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 3,213 Peripheral sensory neuropathy patients).

On Feb, 01, 2017

18,186 people reported to have side effects when taking Herceptin.
Among them, 37 people (0.2%) have Peripheral Sensory Neuropathy


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Herceptin cause Peripheral sensory neuropathy?

Time on Herceptin when people have Peripheral Sensory Neuropathy *:

  • < 1 month: 31.25 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 6.25 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 18.75 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 43.75 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Peripheral Sensory Neuropathy when taking Herceptin *:

  • female: 96.88 %
  • male: 3.12 %

Age of people who have Peripheral Sensory Neuropathy when taking Herceptin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 16.67 %
  • 40-49: 30.0 %
  • 50-59: 43.33 %
  • 60+: 10.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Breast Cancer (25 people, 67.57%)
  • Breast Cancer Metastatic (9 people, 24.32%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (2 people, 5.41%)
  • Muscle Aches (2 people, 5.41%)
  • Agranulocytosis (2 people, 5.41%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Paclitaxel (11 people, 29.73%)
  • Xeloda (9 people, 24.32%)
  • Taxol (9 people, 24.32%)
  • Oxaliplatin (8 people, 21.62%)
  • Arimidex (8 people, 21.62%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Peripheral Motor Neuropathy (16 people, 43.24%)
  • Fatigue (12 people, 32.43%)
  • Nausea (10 people, 27.03%)
  • High Blood Pressure (10 people, 27.03%)
  • Ejection Fraction Decreased (10 people, 27.03%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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