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Review: could Metformin cause Bladder cancer?

We study 12,751 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 54 have Bladder cancer. Find out below who they are, when they have Bladder cancer and more.

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Metformin hydrochloride

Metformin hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 14,592 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes.

Bladder cancer

Bladder cancer (latest reports from 25,299 patients) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis.

On Aug, 13, 2014: 12,750 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin hydrochloride. Among them, 54 people (0.42%) have Bladder Cancer. They amount to 0.21% of all the 25,189 people who have Bladder Cancer on eHealthMe.

Trend of Bladder cancer in Metformin hydrochloride reports

Time on Metformin hydrochloride when people have Bladder cancer * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Bladder cancer0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Bladder cancer when taking Metformin hydrochloride * :

FemaleMale
Bladder cancer29.03%70.97%

Age of people who have Bladder cancer when taking Metformin hydrochloride * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Bladder cancer0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%1.89%98.11%

Severity of Bladder cancer when taking Metformin hydrochloride ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Bladder cancer0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Bladder cancer ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Bladder cancer0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (22 people, 40.74%)
  2. Diabetes mellitus (21 people, 38.89%)
  3. Dyslipidaemia (4 people, 7.41%)
  4. Hypertension (3 people, 5.56%)
  5. Multiple myeloma (1 people, 1.85%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Actos (41 people, 75.93%)
  2. Amaryl (16 people, 29.63%)
  3. Glyburide (13 people, 24.07%)
  4. Aspirin (11 people, 20.37%)
  5. Norvasc (7 people, 12.96%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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