Could Letrozole cause Shingles - from FDA reports


Summary

Shingles is found among people who take Letrozole, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Taxotere, and have Breast cancer . We study 2,473 people who have side effects while taking Letrozole from FDA. Among them, 42 have Shingles. Find out below who they are, when they have Shingles and more.

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Letrozole

Letrozole has active ingredients of letrozole. It is often used in breast cancer. (latest outcomes from Letrozole 5,689 users)

Shingles

Shingles (a painful, contagious rash caused by the chickenpox virus) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, multiple myeloma, crohn's disease (latest reports from 36,811 Shingles patients).

On Nov, 24, 2016

2,473 people reported to have side effects when taking Letrozole.
Among them, 42 people (1.7%) have Shingles


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Letrozole cause Shingles?

Time on Letrozole when people have Shingles *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 9.09 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 27.27 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.09 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 54.55 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Shingles when taking Letrozole *:

  • female: 97.56 %
  • male: 2.44 %

Age of people who have Shingles when taking Letrozole *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 2.56 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 23.08 %
  • 50-59: 7.69 %
  • 60+: 66.67 %

Severity of Shingles **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Breast Cancer (26 people, 61.90%)
  • Fungal Infection (11 people, 26.19%)
  • Metastases To Bone (3 people, 7.14%)
  • Pneumonia (2 people, 4.76%)
  • Oedema (2 people, 4.76%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Taxotere (21 people, 50.00%)
  • Aredia (20 people, 47.62%)
  • Ibuprofen (17 people, 40.48%)
  • Ambien (17 people, 40.48%)
  • Zometa (15 people, 35.71%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (22 people, 52.38%)
  • Nausea (22 people, 52.38%)
  • Metastases To Bone (22 people, 52.38%)
  • Bone Pain (22 people, 52.38%)
  • Back Pain (21 people, 50.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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