Arimidex and Dupuytren's contracture - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Dupuytren's contracture is found among people who take Arimidex, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Arimidex and have Dupuytren's contracture. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 20,496 people who have side effects when taking Arimidex from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

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On Mar, 27, 2022

20,496 people reported to have side effects when taking Arimidex.
Among them, 10 people (0.05%) have Dupuytren's contracture.

What is Arimidex?

Arimidex has active ingredients of anastrozole. It is often used in breast cancer. eHealthMe is studying from 21,413 Arimidex users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Dupuytren's contracture?

Dupuytren's contracture (thickening of the fibrous tissue layer underneath the skin of the palm and fingers) is found to be associated with 434 drugs and 193 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Arimidex and Dupuytren's contracture reports submitted per year:

Could Arimidex cause Dupuytren's contracture?

Time on Arimidex when people have Dupuytren's contracture *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 100 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Dupuytren's contracture when taking Arimidex *:

  • female: 100 %
  • male: 0.0 %

Age of people who have Dupuytren's contracture when taking Arimidex *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 100 %

Common drugs people take besides Arimidex *:

  1. Lipitor: 2 people, 20.00%
  2. Prolia: 2 people, 20.00%
  3. Zometa: 1 person, 10.00%
  4. Aredia: 1 person, 10.00%
  5. Claritin: 1 person, 10.00%
  6. Colace: 1 person, 10.00%
  7. Cozaar: 1 person, 10.00%
  8. Cytoxan: 1 person, 10.00%
  9. Effexor: 1 person, 10.00%
  10. Femara: 1 person, 10.00%

Common side effects people have besides Dupuytren's contracture *:

  1. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (nerve compression at wrist results numbness weakness, pain , swelling): 4 people, 40.00%
  2. Pain In Extremity: 4 people, 40.00%
  3. Osteoarthritis (a joint disease caused by cartilage loss in a joint): 3 people, 30.00%
  4. Gait Disturbance: 3 people, 30.00%
  5. Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (death of bone of jaw): 3 people, 30.00%
  6. Tenosynovitis (inflammation of the fluid-filled sheath (called the synovium) that surrounds a tendon): 3 people, 30.00%
  7. Back Pain: 3 people, 30.00%
  8. High Blood Cholesterol: 3 people, 30.00%
  9. Joint Pain: 3 people, 30.00%
  10. Pain: 2 people, 20.00%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Osteopenia (a condition where bone mineral density is lower than normal): 2 people, 20.00%
  2. Breast Cancer Metastatic: 1 person, 10.00%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Arimidex and have Dupuytren's contracture?

Check whether Dupuytren's contracture is associated with a drug or a condition

How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on anastrozole (the active ingredients of Arimidex) and Arimidex (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ peer-reviewed medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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