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 17,508 people who have side effects while taking Xeloda from FDA and social media. Among them, 205 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 17,598 users)

Interstitial Lung Disease

Interstitial lung disease has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, renal impairment, aspartate aminotransferase increased, disease progression (latest reports from 20,139 Interstitial lung disease patients).

On Jul, 25, 2016

17,508 people reported to have side effects when taking Xeloda.
Among them, 205 people (1.17%) 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: 40.65 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 42.28 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 13.01 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.44 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 1.63 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 69.8 %
  • male: 30.2 %

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: 3.89 %
  • 30-39: 1.11 %
  • 40-49: 8.33 %
  • 50-59: 27.78 %
  • 60+: 58.89 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Breast Cancer (58 people)
  • Breast Cancer Metastatic (28 people)
  • Rectal Cancer Metastatic (18 people)
  • Hypertension (18 people)
  • Pain (17 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Tykerb (54 people)
  • Zometa (36 people)
  • Herceptin (35 people)
  • Oxaliplatin (32 people)
  • Avastin (31 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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