Nolvadex and Oa - from FDA reports

Oa is found among people who take Nolvadex, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Zometa, and have Metastases to bone. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 5,056 people who have side effects when taking Nolvadex from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Oct, 19, 2018

5,056 people reported to have side effects when taking Nolvadex.
Among them, 111 people (2.2%) have Oa

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Nolvadex cause Oa?

Time on Nolvadex when people have Oa *:

Gender of people who have Oa when taking Nolvadex *:

  • female: 99.09 %
  • male: 0.91 %

Age of people who have Oa when taking Nolvadex *:

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Metastases To Bone (cancer spreads to bone): 46 people, 41.44%
  2. Stress And Anxiety: 24 people, 21.62%
  3. Breast Cancer Metastatic: 24 people, 21.62%
  4. Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break): 24 people, 21.62%
  5. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 18 people, 16.22%

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Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Zometa: 72 people, 64.86%
  2. Fosamax: 57 people, 51.35%
  3. Arimidex: 54 people, 48.65%
  4. Aromasin: 54 people, 48.65%
  5. Ambien: 49 people, 44.14%

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Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (death of bone of jaw): 81 people, 72.97%
  2. Stress And Anxiety: 81 people, 72.97%
  3. Back Pain: 76 people, 68.47%
  4. Pain: 69 people, 62.16%
  5. Osteomyelitis (infection of bone): 64 people, 57.66%

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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

FDA reports used in this study

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