Review: could Januvia cause Colon Cancer?


Summary

Colon cancer is found among people who take Januvia, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Metformin, and have Type 2 diabetes mellitus . We study 25,514 people who have side effects while taking Januvia from FDA and social media. Among them, 23 have Colon cancer. Find out below who they are, when they have Colon cancer and more.

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Januvia

Januvia has active ingredients of sitagliptin phosphate. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Januvia 25,365 users)

Colon Cancer

Colon cancer has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, death, rashes, agranulocytosis, disease progression (latest reports from 24,505 Colon cancer patients).

On Aug, 31, 2016

25,514 people reported to have side effects when taking Januvia.
Among them, 23 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: 26.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 20.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 40.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 6.67 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 6.67 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 28.57 %
  • male: 71.43 %

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: 6.25 %
  • 50-59: 18.75 %
  • 60+: 75.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (13 people, 56.52%)
  • Hypertension (8 people, 34.78%)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (7 people, 30.43%)
  • Dyslipidaemia (3 people, 13.04%)
  • Hypercholesterolaemia (2 people, 8.70%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Metformin (6 people, 26.09%)
  • Janumet (5 people, 21.74%)
  • Zocor (4 people, 17.39%)
  • Metformin Pamoate (3 people, 13.04%)
  • Diovan (3 people, 13.04%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (4 people, 17.39%)
  • Hypertension (4 people, 17.39%)
  • Rectal Haemorrhage (3 people, 13.04%)
  • Hypoglycaemia (3 people, 13.04%)
  • Dizziness (3 people, 13.04%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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