Review: could Orencia cause Skin Cancer?


Skin cancer is found among people who take Orencia, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Plaquenil, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 9,659 people who have side effects while taking Orencia from FDA and social media. Among them, 25 have Skin cancer. Find out below who they are, when they have Skin cancer and more.

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Orencia has active ingredients of abatacept. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Orencia 10,470 users)

Skin Cancer

Skin cancer has been reported by people with hypotension, basal cell carcinoma, diarrhea, pneumonia, malaise (latest reports from 4,849 Skin cancer patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

9,659 people reported to have side effects when taking Orencia.
Among them, 25 people (0.26%) have Skin Cancer

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Orencia cause Skin cancer?

Time on Orencia when people have Skin Cancer *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 50 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 50 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Skin Cancer when taking Orencia *:

  • female: 60.87 %
  • male: 39.13 %

Age of people who have Skin Cancer when taking Orencia *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 5 %
  • 50-59: 35 %
  • 60+: 60 %

Severity if Skin Cancer when taking Orencia **:

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

How people recovered from Skin Cancer **:

  • while on drug: 100 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (20 people)
  • Polyarthritis (6 people)
  • Menopausal Symptoms (6 people)
  • Hypothyroidism (2 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol (2 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Plaquenil (10 people)
  • Seroquel (7 people)
  • Methotrexate (7 people)
  • Dilaudid (7 people)
  • Atrovent (7 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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