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Review: could Letrozole cause Osteoporosis?

Summary: Osteoporosis could be caused by Letrozole, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take Zometa, and have Breast cancer.

We study 1,744 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.

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Letrozole

Letrozole (latest outcomes from 1,815 users) has active ingredients of letrozole. It is often used in breast cancer.

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break) (latest reports from 211,928 patients) has been reported by people with osteopenia, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Apr, 6, 2014: 1,738 people reported to have side effects when taking Letrozole. Among them, 25 people (1.44%) have Osteoporosis. They amount to 0.01% of all the 212,731 people who have Osteoporosis on eHealthMe.

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. Anxiety (1 people, 4.00%)
  5. Hyperlipidaemia (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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