Review: could Xeloda cause Diabetes mellitus?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 19, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 18,029 people who take Xeloda. Among them, 61 have Diabetes mellitus. See who they are, when they have Diabetes mellitus and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Xeloda (latest outcomes from 16,879 users) has active ingredients of capecitabine. It is often used in colon cancer, breast cancer metastatic. Commonly reported side effects of Xeloda include diarrhea, nausea, palmar-plantar erythrodysaesthesia syndrome, nausea and vomiting, pain relief by acupuncture.
Diabetes mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin) (latest reports from 376,188 patients) has been reported by people with depression, bipolar disorder, high blood pressure, schizophrenia, stress and anxiety.
On Feb, 19, 2014: 16,751 people reported to have side effects when taking Xeloda. Among them, 61 people (0.36%) have Diabetes Mellitus.
Time on Xeloda when people have Diabetes mellitus * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Diabetes mellitus||44.44%||44.44%||11.11%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Diabetes mellitus when taking Xeloda * :
|Diabetes mellitus||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||7.27%||40.00%||14.55%||38.18% |
Severity of Diabetes mellitus when taking Xeloda ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Diabetes mellitus||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Diabetes mellitus ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Diabetes mellitus||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Breast cancer (11 people, 18.03%)
- Metastases to bone (11 people, 18.03%)
- Bone neoplasm malignant (10 people, 16.39%)
- Smoking cessation therapy (10 people, 16.39%)
- Bone loss (6 people, 9.84%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (32 people, 52.46%)
- Peridex (21 people, 34.43%)
- Faslodex (19 people, 31.15%)
- Dexamethasone (19 people, 31.15%)
- Taxol (18 people, 29.51%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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