Photofrin and Pancreatitis - from FDA reports


Pancreatitis is reported only by a few people who take Photofrin. We study 334 people who have side effects while taking Photofrin from FDA. Among them, 5 have Pancreatitis. Find out below who they are, when they have Pancreatitis and more.

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On Nov, 20, 2017

334 people reported to have side effects when taking Photofrin.
Among them, 5 people (1.5%) have Pancreatitis

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Photofrin cause Pancreatitis?

Gender of people who have Pancreatitis when taking Photofrin *:

  • female: 100 %
  • male: 0.0 %

Age of people who have Pancreatitis when taking Photofrin *:

  • 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 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Cholangiocarcinoma (4 people, 80.00%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (1 person, 20.00%)
  • Malignant Hepatobiliary Neoplasm (1 person, 20.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Avonex (1 person, 20.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Thyroid Diseases (1 person, 20.00%)
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (1 person, 20.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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