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Review: could Tysabri cause Colon cancer?

Summary: Colon cancer could be caused by Tysabri, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take Provigil, and have Multiple sclerosis.

We study 97,520 people who have side effects while taking Tysabri from FDA and social media. Among them, 92 have Colon cancer. Find out below who they are, when they have Colon cancer and more.

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Tysabri

Tysabri (latest outcomes from 97,659 users) has active ingredients of natalizumab. It is often used in multiple sclerosis.

Colon cancer

Colon cancer (latest reports from 41,676 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, preventive health care.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 97,506 people reported to have side effects when taking Tysabri. Among them, 92 people (0.09%) have Colon Cancer. They amount to 0.22% of all the 41,823 people who have Colon Cancer on eHealthMe.

Trend of Colon cancer in Tysabri reports

Time on Tysabri when people have Colon cancer * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Colon cancer7.94%25.40%9.52%42.86%14.29%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Colon cancer when taking Tysabri * :

FemaleMale
Colon cancer66.67%33.33%

Age of people who have Colon cancer when taking Tysabri * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Colon cancer0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%11.34%37.11%19.59%31.96%

Severity of Colon cancer when taking Tysabri ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Colon cancer ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple sclerosis (86 people, 93.48%)
  2. Crohn's disease (7 people, 7.61%)
  3. Relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (3 people, 3.26%)
  4. Iron deficiency (3 people, 3.26%)
  5. Muscle spasms (3 people, 3.26%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Provigil (7 people, 7.61%)
  2. Avonex (7 people, 7.61%)
  3. Cialis (7 people, 7.61%)
  4. Ibuprofen (7 people, 7.61%)
  5. Ditropan (7 people, 7.61%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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