Faslodex and Bone loss - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Bone loss is found among people who take Faslodex, especially for people who are female, 60+ old.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Faslodex and have Bone loss. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 18,008 people who have side effects when taking Faslodex from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Sep, 18, 2023

18,008 people reported to have side effects when taking Faslodex.
Among them, 83 people (0.46%) have Bone loss.

What is Faslodex?

Faslodex has active ingredients of fulvestrant. It is often used in breast cancer metastatic. eHealthMe is studying from 18,125 Faslodex users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Bone loss?

Bone loss is found to be associated with 1,314 drugs and 552 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Faslodex and Bone loss reports submitted per year:

Could Faslodex cause Bone loss?

Gender of people who have Bone loss when taking Faslodex *:

  • female: 93.33 %
  • male: 6.67 %

Age of people who have Bone loss when taking Faslodex *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 2.44 %
  • 10-19: 4.88 %
  • 20-29: 2.44 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 9.76 %
  • 50-59: 9.76 %
  • 60+: 70.73 %

Common drugs people take besides Faslodex *:

  1. Zometa: 66 people, 79.52%
  2. Femara: 55 people, 66.27%
  3. Prilosec: 31 people, 37.35%
  4. Aspirin: 29 people, 34.94%
  5. Lipitor: 28 people, 33.73%
  6. Lexapro: 28 people, 33.73%
  7. Taxotere: 28 people, 33.73%
  8. Cymbalta: 27 people, 32.53%
  9. Aromasin: 27 people, 32.53%
  10. Levaquin: 26 people, 31.33%

Common side effects people have besides Bone loss *:

  1. Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (death of bone of jaw): 70 people, 84.34%
  2. Pain: 66 people, 79.52%
  3. Stress And Anxiety: 56 people, 67.47%
  4. Back Pain: 56 people, 67.47%
  5. Osteomyelitis (infection of bone): 47 people, 56.63%
  6. Breathing Difficulty: 47 people, 56.63%
  7. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 45 people, 54.22%
  8. Injury: 42 people, 50.60%
  9. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 41 people, 49.40%
  10. High Blood Pressure: 41 people, 49.40%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Metastases To Bone (cancer spreads to bone): 20 people, 24.10%
  2. Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break): 12 people, 14.46%
  3. Diabetes: 8 people, 9.64%
  4. Hypercalcaemia Of Malignancy (elevated calcium (ca+) level in the blood with cancer): 8 people, 9.64%
  5. Depression: 8 people, 9.64%
  6. Metastatic Neoplasm (spreadable cancer tumour): 7 people, 8.43%
  7. Muscle Spasms (muscle contraction): 7 people, 8.43%
  8. Hypercalcaemia (elevated calcium (ca+) level in the blood): 7 people, 8.43%
  9. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 7 people, 8.43%
  10. Neoplasm Malignant (cancer tumour): 7 people, 8.43%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Faslodex and have Bone loss?

Check whether Bone loss 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 fulvestrant (the active ingredients of Faslodex) and Faslodex (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+ 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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