Revlimid and Embolic stroke - from FDA reports


Summary

Embolic stroke is found among people who take Revlimid, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Cipro, and have Multiple myeloma . We study 117,888 people who have side effects while taking Revlimid from FDA. Among them, 21 have Embolic stroke. Find out below who they are, when they have Embolic stroke and more.

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Revlimid

Revlimid has active ingredients of lenalidomide. It is often used in multiple myeloma. (latest outcomes from Revlimid 118,107 users)

Embolic Stroke

Embolic stroke (stroke due to obstruction due to an embolus) has been reported by people with atrial fibrillation/flutter, stroke, high blood pressure, birth control, diabetes (latest reports from 2,339 Embolic stroke patients).

On Feb, 04, 2017

117,888 people reported to have side effects when taking Revlimid.
Among them, 21 people (0.02%) have Embolic Stroke


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Revlimid cause Embolic stroke?

Time on Revlimid when people have Embolic Stroke *:

  • < 1 month: 54.55 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 45.45 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Embolic Stroke when taking Revlimid *:

  • female: 57.14 %
  • male: 42.86 %

Age of people who have Embolic Stroke when taking Revlimid *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 26.32 %
  • 60+: 73.68 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (16 people, 76.19%)
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome (5 people, 23.81%)
  • High Blood Pressure (2 people, 9.52%)
  • Pain (1 person, 4.76%)
  • Dyslipidaemia (1 person, 4.76%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Combivent (4 people, 19.05%)
  • Cipro (4 people, 19.05%)
  • Lasix (3 people, 14.29%)
  • Flomax (3 people, 14.29%)
  • Aspirin (3 people, 14.29%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (5 people, 23.81%)
  • Thrombosis (4 people, 19.05%)
  • Thrombocytopenia (4 people, 19.05%)
  • Weakness (3 people, 14.29%)
  • Speech Impairment (adult) (3 people, 14.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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