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Review: could Xeloda cause Interstitial lung disease?

Summary: Interstitial lung disease could be caused by Xeloda, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Tykerb, and have Breast cancer.

We study 18,051 people who have side effects while taking Xeloda from FDA and social media. Among them, 186 have Interstitial lung disease. Find out below who they are, when they have Interstitial lung disease and more.

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Xeloda

Xeloda (latest outcomes from 18,163 users) has active ingredients of capecitabine. It is often used in colon cancer.

Interstitial lung disease

Interstitial lung disease (latest reports from 116,902 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, lung cancer - non-small cell, prostate cancer, breast cancer.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 18,033 people reported to have side effects when taking Xeloda. Among them, 186 people (1.03%) have Interstitial Lung Disease. They amount to 0.16% of all the 116,705 people who have Interstitial Lung Disease on eHealthMe.

Trend of Interstitial lung disease in Xeloda reports

Time on Xeloda when people have Interstitial lung disease * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Interstitial lung disease37.27%41.82%16.36%2.73%1.82%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Interstitial lung disease when taking Xeloda * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Interstitial lung disease0.00%0.00%0.00%3.70%1.06%7.94%28.04%59.26%

Severity of Interstitial lung disease when taking Xeloda ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Interstitial lung disease ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Breast cancer (73 people, 39.25%)
  2. Breast cancer metastatic (37 people, 19.89%)
  3. Hypertension (22 people, 11.83%)
  4. Rectal cancer metastatic (19 people, 10.22%)
  5. Prophylaxis (18 people, 9.68%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Tykerb (58 people, 31.18%)
  2. Herceptin (45 people, 24.19%)
  3. Oxaliplatin (45 people, 24.19%)
  4. Zometa (40 people, 21.51%)
  5. Oxycontin (36 people, 19.35%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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