Review: could Metformin Hydrochloride cause Bladder Cancer?


Summary

Bladder cancer is found among people who take Metformin Hydrochloride, 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 12,307 people who have side effects while taking Metformin hydrochloride from FDA and social media. Among them, 43 have Bladder cancer. Find out below who they are, when they have Bladder cancer and more.

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Metformin Hydrochloride

Metformin hydrochloride has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Metformin hydrochloride 17,825 users)

Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer has been reported by people with death, thrombocytopenia, urinary tract infection, haematuria, fever (latest reports from 14,143 Bladder cancer patients).

On Sep, 21, 2016

12,307 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin Hydrochloride.
Among them, 43 people (0.35%) have Bladder Cancer


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin hydrochloride cause Bladder cancer?

Time on Metformin Hydrochloride when people have Bladder Cancer *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 50 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 25 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 25 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Bladder Cancer when taking Metformin Hydrochloride *:

  • female: 33.33 %
  • male: 66.67 %

Age of people who have Bladder Cancer when taking Metformin Hydrochloride *:

  • 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: 6.25 %
  • 60+: 93.75 %

Severity if Bladder Cancer when taking Metformin Hydrochloride **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Bladder Cancer **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (21 people, 48.84%)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (14 people, 32.56%)
  • Hypertension (4 people, 9.30%)
  • Dyslipidaemia (4 people, 9.30%)
  • Type 2 Diabetes (1 person, 2.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Actos (29 people, 67.44%)
  • Glyburide (11 people, 25.58%)
  • Amaryl (10 people, 23.26%)
  • Norvasc (5 people, 11.63%)
  • Diovan (5 people, 11.63%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Haematuria (8 people, 18.60%)
  • Myocardial Infarction (3 people, 6.98%)
  • Hypertension (2 people, 4.65%)
  • Hepatic Steatosis (2 people, 4.65%)
  • Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased (2 people, 4.65%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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