Carboplatin and Deafness - from FDA reports

Deafness is found among people who take Carboplatin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Etoposide, and have Metastases to bone. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 47,088 people who have side effects when taking Carboplatin from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Aug, 14, 2018

47,088 people reported to have side effects when taking Carboplatin.
Among them, 143 people (0.3%) have Deafness

Number of reports submitted per year:

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Time on Carboplatin when people have Deafness *:

  • < 1 month: 60.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 13.33 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.67 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Deafness when taking Carboplatin *:

  • female: 61.34 %
  • male: 38.66 %

Age of people who have Deafness when taking Carboplatin *:

  • 0-1: 1.14 %
  • 2-9: 12.5 %
  • 10-19: 9.09 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 3.41 %
  • 40-49: 20.45 %
  • 50-59: 26.14 %
  • 60+: 27.27 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Metastases To Bone (cancer spreads to bone): 19 people, 13.29%
  2. Brain Neoplasm Malignant (brain cancer tumour): 7 people, 4.90%
  3. Breast Cancer: 7 people, 4.90%
  4. Medulloblastoma (a fast-growing, high-grade tumour that always begins in the cerebellum): 6 people, 4.20%
  5. Lung Neoplasm Malignant (cancer tumour of lung): 5 people, 3.50%
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Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Etoposide: 41 people, 28.67%
  2. Zometa: 34 people, 23.78%
  3. Cisplatin: 32 people, 22.38%
  4. Zofran: 27 people, 18.88%
  5. Cyclophosphamide: 26 people, 18.18%
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Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 46 people, 32.17%
  2. Fever: 38 people, 26.57%
  3. Nausea And Vomiting: 37 people, 25.87%
  4. Back Pain: 35 people, 24.48%
  5. Urinary Tract Infection: 33 people, 23.08%
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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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