Review: could Januvia cause Colon Cancer?


Colon cancer is found among people who take Januvia, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Zocor, and have Type 2 diabetes mellitus . We study 18,745 people who have side effects while taking Januvia from FDA and social media. Among them, 16 have Colon cancer. Find out below who they are, when they have Colon cancer and more.

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Januvia has active ingredients of sitagliptin phosphate. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Januvia 18,994 users)

Colon Cancer

Colon cancer has been reported by people with death, rashes, thrombocytopenia, agranulocytosis, diarrhea (latest reports from 18,568 Colon cancer patients).

On Jul, 30, 2016

18,745 people reported to have side effects when taking Januvia.
Among them, 16 people (0.09%) have Colon Cancer

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Januvia cause Colon cancer?

Time on Januvia when people have Colon Cancer *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 42.86 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 14.29 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 42.86 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Colon Cancer when taking Januvia *:

  • female: 42.86 %
  • male: 57.14 %

Age of people who have Colon Cancer when taking Januvia *:

  • 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: 14.29 %
  • 60+: 85.71 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (9 people)
  • Hypertension (5 people)
  • Dyslipidaemia (3 people)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (3 people)
  • Pain (1 person)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zocor (4 people)
  • Metformin Pamoate (3 people)
  • Metformin (3 people)
  • Janumet (3 people)
  • Eprosartan Mesylate (3 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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