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Review: could Letrozole cause Osteoporosis?





Summary: Osteoporosis is found among people who take Letrozole, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Zometa, and have Breast cancer.

We study 1,761 people who have side effects while taking Letrozole from FDA and social media. Among them, 25 have Osteoporosis. Find out below who they are, when they have Osteoporosis and more.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Letrozole and have Osteoporosis >>>

Letrozole

Letrozole has active ingredients of letrozole. It is often used in breast cancer. (latest outcomes from Letrozole 1,834 users)

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break) has been reported by people with osteopenia, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, high blood cholesterol.(latest reports from Osteoporosis 112,545 patients)

On Nov, 29, 2014: 1,757 people reported to have side effects when taking Letrozole. Among them, 25 people (1.42%) have Osteoporosis.

Trend of Osteoporosis in Letrozole reports

Time on Letrozole when people have Osteoporosis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Osteoporosis0.00%25.00%25.00%25.00%0.00%25.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Osteoporosis when taking Letrozole * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Osteoporosis0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%20.69%34.48%44.83%

Severity of Osteoporosis when taking Letrozole ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Osteoporosis50.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Osteoporosis ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Breast cancer (25 people, 100.00%)
  2. Anaemia (18 people, 72.00%)
  3. Hypertension (1 people, 4.00%)
  4. Hyperlipidaemia (1 people, 4.00%)
  5. Anxiety (1 people, 4.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (25 people, 100.00%)
  2. Morphine (24 people, 96.00%)
  3. Chemotherapeutics nos (24 people, 96.00%)
  4. Aloxi (24 people, 96.00%)
  5. Navelbine (24 people, 96.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    Even with these medications I have muscle spasms in my back, neck, shoulders and leg pain that makes it hard to walk. I don't understand because 2 years ago I was healthy, string, active.
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    (Asked by a 63 year old woman who has Bipolar I Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Renal Failure, Stage 3, Primary Hypothyroidism, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Osteoporosis, Edema - Peripheral, Peripheral Edema, and takes Cymbalta, Lexapro, Lamictal, Latuda, Levothyroxine Sodium, Lunesta, Nuvigil, Maxide, Multivitamin)
    I'm anxious about any untoward drug interactions. I can't take stimulants because of a history of abuse. I take Nuvgil for my ADHD and it's the first time I can concentraate in years! I can't believe how much easier it is to organize, get things done, and read. Plus it helps the chronic fatigue I ...
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    (Asked by a 82 year old woman who has Osteoporosis, Glaucoma, Macular Hole, and takes Forteo)
    My 82 year old mother has osteoporosis and was taking Forteo for several years (stopped taking aprox. 2 1/2 years ago) She also has Glaucoma. She recently developed a macular hole and just had surgery to correct it. Is there any link between Forteo and macular holes or other vision problems? We a ...

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