Cytotec and Pulmonary embolism - from FDA reports

Pulmonary embolism is found among people who take Cytotec, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Voltaren, and have Renal cell carcinoma. This review analyzes which people have Pulmonary embolism with Cytotec. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 3,859 people who have side effects when taking Cytotec from FDA, and is updated regularly.

On Jun, 29, 2018

3,859 people reported to have side effects when taking Cytotec.
Among them, 26 people (0.67%) have Pulmonary embolism

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Cytotec cause Pulmonary embolism?

Time on Cytotec when people have Pulmonary embolism *:

  • < 1 month: 85.71 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 14.29 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Pulmonary embolism when taking Cytotec *:

  • female: 50 %
  • male: 50 %

Age of people who have Pulmonary embolism when taking Cytotec *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 17.39 %
  • 30-39: 17.39 %
  • 40-49: 8.7 %
  • 50-59: 26.09 %
  • 60+: 30.43 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints): 3 people, 11.54%
  2. Renal Cell Carcinoma (a kidney cancer): 3 people, 11.54%
  3. Lung Adenocarcinoma (a form of non-small cell lung cancer): 2 people, 7.69%
  4. Birth Control: 2 people, 7.69%
  5. Arthritis (form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints): 2 people, 7.69%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Voltaren: 4 people, 15.38%
  2. Rocephin: 3 people, 11.54%
  3. Sunitinib Malate: 3 people, 11.54%
  4. Bricanyl: 3 people, 11.54%
  5. Oxycontin: 3 people, 11.54%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Stroke (sudden death of a portion of the brain cells due to a lack of oxygen): 4 people, 15.38%
  2. Deep Venous Thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis): 4 people, 15.38%
  3. Heart Attack: 3 people, 11.54%
  4. Chest Pain: 3 people, 11.54%
  5. Anorectal Abscess: 3 people, 11.54%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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