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Review: could Orencia cause Breast cancer?

Summary: Breast cancer could be caused by Orencia, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 5,836 people who have side effects while taking Orencia from FDA and social media. Among them, 15 have Breast cancer. Find out below who they are, when they have Breast cancer and more.

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Orencia

Orencia (latest outcomes from 5,911 users) has active ingredients of abatacept. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Breast cancer

Breast cancer (latest reports from 197,350 patients) has been reported by people with hormone replacement therapy, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, menopausal symptoms, osteoporosis.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 5,824 people reported to have side effects when taking Orencia. Among them, 15 people (0.26%) have Breast Cancer. They amount to 0.01% of all the 197,382 people who have Breast Cancer on eHealthMe.

Trend of Breast cancer in Orencia reports

Time on Orencia when people have Breast cancer * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Breast cancer0.00%16.67%16.67%33.33%33.33%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Breast cancer when taking Orencia * :

FemaleMale
Breast cancer93.33%6.67%

Age of people who have Breast cancer when taking Orencia * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Breast cancer0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%16.67%33.33%50.00%

Severity of Breast cancer when taking Orencia ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Breast cancer ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (13 people, 86.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (5 people, 33.33%)
  2. Imuran (2 people, 13.33%)
  3. Arava (2 people, 13.33%)
  4. Humira (2 people, 13.33%)
  5. Prednisone (1 people, 6.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (6 months ago):

  • My Daughter is 18 & has been on Orencia for 1yr& 7mths. she has weight gain 30#a this past 6mths. she takes no other meds. Is there any thing she could take along with orencia to help. she gets moderate exercise. Bad head-achs but we know there caused by the Medication. She is a small framed female and this weight gain just dont seem normal. Can you give any advise?
    Thank you, Paitents Mother (valerie)

    Reply

  • From this study (7 months ago):

  • Have a rash all over my body that has been increasingly getting worse. Dr. just realized it is caused by my orencia.

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