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Review: could Xeloda cause Hardening of the arteries?

We study 18,058 people who have side effects while taking Xeloda from FDA and social media. Among them, 92 have Hardening of the arteries. Find out below who they are, when they have Hardening of the arteries and more.

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Xeloda

Xeloda (latest outcomes from 18,169 users) has active ingredients of capecitabine. It is often used in colon cancer.

Hardening of the arteries

Hardening of the arteries (disorder of the arteries) (latest reports from 78,510 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, diabetes, pain, arthritis.

On Aug, 21, 2014: 18,056 people reported to have side effects when taking Xeloda. Among them, 92 people (0.51%) have Hardening Of The Arteries. They amount to 0.12% of all the 78,508 people who have Hardening Of The Arteries on eHealthMe.

Trend of Hardening of the arteries in Xeloda reports

Time on Xeloda when people have Hardening of the arteries * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hardening of the arteries40.00%60.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Hardening of the arteries when taking Xeloda * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hardening of the arteries0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%9.72%44.44%45.83%

Severity of Hardening of the arteries when taking Xeloda ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Hardening of the arteries ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Metastases to bone (44 people, 47.83%)
  2. Breast cancer (24 people, 26.09%)
  3. Pain (19 people, 20.65%)
  4. Depression (15 people, 16.30%)
  5. Osteoporosis (11 people, 11.96%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (84 people, 91.30%)
  2. Aredia (80 people, 86.96%)
  3. Femara (56 people, 60.87%)
  4. Tamoxifen citrate (56 people, 60.87%)
  5. Faslodex (53 people, 57.61%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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