Review: could Amaryl cause Pancreatic Cancer?


Summary

Pancreatic cancer is found among people who take Amaryl, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Actos, and have Type 2 diabetes mellitus . We study 25,665 people who have side effects while taking Amaryl from FDA and social media. Among them, 127 have Pancreatic cancer. Find out below who they are, when they have Pancreatic cancer and more.

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Amaryl

Amaryl has active ingredients of glimepiride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Amaryl 26,008 users)

Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer has been reported by people with death, thrombocytopenia, abdominal pain, diarrhea, dehydration (latest reports from 16,534 Pancreatic cancer patients).

On Sep, 17, 2016

25,665 people reported to have side effects when taking Amaryl.
Among them, 127 people (0.49%) have Pancreatic Cancer


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Amaryl cause Pancreatic cancer?

Time on Amaryl when people have Pancreatic Cancer *:

  • < 1 month: 7.14 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 50.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 14.29 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.14 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 7.14 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 14.29 %

Gender of people who have Pancreatic Cancer when taking Amaryl *:

  • female: 36.51 %
  • male: 63.49 %

Age of people who have Pancreatic Cancer when taking Amaryl *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 1.87 %
  • 40-49: 4.67 %
  • 50-59: 19.63 %
  • 60+: 73.83 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (73 people, 57.48%)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (26 people, 20.47%)
  • Hypertension (21 people, 16.54%)
  • Hyperlipidaemia (10 people, 7.87%)
  • Cerebral Infarction (5 people, 3.94%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Victoza (24 people, 18.90%)
  • Actos (24 people, 18.90%)
  • Januvia (22 people, 17.32%)
  • Byetta (20 people, 15.75%)
  • Metformin (18 people, 14.17%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weight Decreased (11 people, 8.66%)
  • Blood Glucose Increased (11 people, 8.66%)
  • Metastases To Liver (10 people, 7.87%)
  • Liver Disorder (9 people, 7.09%)
  • Jaundice (8 people, 6.30%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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