Review: could Xeloda cause Interstitial Lung Disease?


Summary

Interstitial lung disease is found among people who take Xeloda, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Tykerb, and have Breast cancer . We study 26,596 people who have side effects while taking Xeloda from FDA and social media. Among them, 245 have Interstitial lung disease. Find out below who they are, when they have Interstitial lung disease and more.

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Xeloda

Xeloda has active ingredients of capecitabine. It is often used in breast cancer. (latest outcomes from Xeloda 27,571 users)

Interstitial Lung Disease

Interstitial lung disease has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, death, rashes, thrombocytopenia, disease progression (latest reports from 27,799 Interstitial lung disease patients).

On Sep, 10, 2016

26,596 people reported to have side effects when taking Xeloda.
Among them, 245 people (0.92%) have Interstitial Lung Disease


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Xeloda cause Interstitial lung disease?

Time on Xeloda when people have Interstitial Lung Disease *:

  • < 1 month: 37.68 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 43.48 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 13.77 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.17 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 2.9 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Interstitial Lung Disease when taking Xeloda *:

  • female: 63.56 %
  • male: 36.44 %

Age of people who have Interstitial Lung Disease when taking Xeloda *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 3.43 %
  • 30-39: 0.98 %
  • 40-49: 8.33 %
  • 50-59: 21.57 %
  • 60+: 65.69 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Breast Cancer (71 people, 28.98%)
  • Breast Cancer Metastatic (37 people, 15.10%)
  • Colon Cancer (29 people, 11.84%)
  • Prophylaxis (25 people, 10.20%)
  • Hypertension (24 people, 9.80%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Tykerb (64 people, 26.12%)
  • Herceptin (49 people, 20.00%)
  • Zometa (45 people, 18.37%)
  • Avastin (45 people, 18.37%)
  • Oxaliplatin (32 people, 13.06%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Dyspnoea (60 people, 24.49%)
  • Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (34 people, 13.88%)
  • Stomatitis (31 people, 12.65%)
  • Pain (29 people, 11.84%)
  • Osteomyelitis (27 people, 11.02%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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