Actos and Colorectal cancer - from FDA reports


Summary

Colorectal cancer is found among people who take Actos, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Glyburide, and have Type 2 diabetes . We study 41,728 people who have side effects while taking Actos from FDA. Among them, 53 have Colorectal cancer. Find out below who they are, when they have Colorectal cancer and more.

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Actos

Actos has active ingredients of pioglitazone hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Actos 42,338 users)

Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer (colon cancer or bowel cancer) has been reported by people with colon cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, preventive health care (latest reports from 31,160 Colorectal cancer patients).

On Feb, 16, 2017

41,728 people reported to have side effects when taking Actos.
Among them, 53 people (0.13%) have Colorectal Cancer


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Actos cause Colorectal cancer?

Time on Actos when people have Colorectal Cancer *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 9.09 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 18.18 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.09 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 45.45 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 18.18 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Colorectal Cancer when taking Actos *:

  • female: 23.53 %
  • male: 76.47 %

Age of people who have Colorectal Cancer when taking Actos *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 2.33 %
  • 40-49: 4.65 %
  • 50-59: 23.26 %
  • 60+: 69.77 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Type 2 Diabetes (18 people, 33.96%)
  • Diabetes (11 people, 20.75%)
  • Preventive Health Care (7 people, 13.21%)
  • High Blood Pressure (5 people, 9.43%)
  • Pain (4 people, 7.55%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Glyburide (11 people, 20.75%)
  • Lipitor (6 people, 11.32%)
  • Lantus (6 people, 11.32%)
  • Aspirin (6 people, 11.32%)
  • Oxaliplatin (5 people, 9.43%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Oedema Peripheral (6 people, 11.32%)
  • Weight Decreased (5 people, 9.43%)
  • Blood Glucose Increased (5 people, 9.43%)
  • Urinary Tract Infection (4 people, 7.55%)
  • High Blood Pressure (4 people, 7.55%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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