Review: could Herceptin cause Peripheral Sensory Neuropathy?


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 18,236 people who have side effects while taking Herceptin from FDA and social media. 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 has active ingredients of trastuzumab. It is often used in breast cancer. (latest outcomes from Herceptin 18,439 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 3,211 Peripheral sensory neuropathy patients).

On Oct, 21, 2016

18,236 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%)
  • Neutropenia (2 people, 5.41%)
  • Myalgia (2 people, 5.41%)
  • Anxiety (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%)
  • Hypertension (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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