Dupuytren's contracture and drugs of ingredients of melphalan - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Summary:

Dupuytren's contracture is found among people who take drugs with ingredients of melphalan, especially for people who are male, 60+ old . This phase IV clinical study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 21,320 people who have side effects when taking drugs with ingredients of melphalan from the FDA, and is updated regularly.

Drug(s) considered in the study (i.e. both brand name and generic drugs): Alkeran, Melphalan.

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On Aug, 09, 2022

21,320 people reported to have side effects when taking drugs with ingredients of melphalan.
Among them, 9 people (0.04%) have Dupuytren's contracture


What is Dupuytren's contracture?

Dupuytren's contracture (thickening of the fibrous tissue layer underneath the skin of the palm and fingers) is found to be associated with 443 drugs and 204 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could drugs with ingredients of melphalan cause Dupuytren's contracture?

Gender of people who have Dupuytren's contracture when taking drugs with ingredients of melphalan *:

  • female: 11.11 %
  • male: 88.89 %

Age of people who have Dupuytren's contracture when taking drugs with ingredients of melphalan *:

  • 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 %

Conditions people have *:

  1. Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells): 1 person, 11.11%

Other drugs people take *:

  1. Zometa: 9 people, 100.00%
  2. Lisinopril: 9 people, 100.00%
  3. Colace: 9 people, 100.00%
  4. Aredia: 9 people, 100.00%
  5. Carvedilol: 9 people, 100.00%
  6. Celexa: 9 people, 100.00%
  7. Prednisone: 9 people, 100.00%
  8. Cytoxan: 9 people, 100.00%
  9. Pepcid: 9 people, 100.00%
  10. Lasix: 9 people, 100.00%

Other side effects people have besides Dupuytren's contracture *:

  1. Visual Impairment: 9 people, 100.00%
  2. Memory Loss: 9 people, 100.00%
  3. Injury: 9 people, 100.00%
  4. Ventricular Dysfunction (heart dysfunction): 9 people, 100.00%
  5. Hyponatremia (abnormally low level of sodium in the blood; associated with dehydration): 9 people, 100.00%
  6. Herpes Zoster: 9 people, 100.00%
  7. Fall: 9 people, 100.00%
  8. Enlarged Prostate: 9 people, 100.00%
  9. Emotional Distress: 9 people, 100.00%
  10. Eating Disorder: 9 people, 100.00%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.


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 melphalan. All drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. brand name and generic drugs) are considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

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