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 5 - 10 years, also take medication Actos, and have Type 2 diabetes.
We study 12,773 people who have side effects while taking Metformin hydrochloride 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 has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from 14,614 Metformin hydrochloride users)
Bladder cancer has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 6,590 Bladder cancer patients)
On Apr, 20, 2015: 12,773 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin hydrochloride. Among them, 54 people (0.42%) have Bladder Cancer.
Time on Metformin hydrochloride when people have Bladder cancer * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Bladder cancer||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Bladder cancer when taking Metformin hydrochloride * :
|Bladder cancer||29.03%||70.97% |
Age of people who have Bladder cancer when taking Metformin hydrochloride * :
|Bladder cancer||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||1.89%||98.11% |
Severity of Bladder cancer when taking Metformin hydrochloride ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Bladder cancer||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Bladder cancer ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Bladder cancer||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus (22 people, 40.74%)
- Diabetes mellitus (21 people, 38.89%)
- Dyslipidaemia (4 people, 7.41%)
- Hypertension (3 people, 5.56%)
- Multiple myeloma (1 people, 1.85%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Actos (41 people, 75.93%)
- Amaryl (16 people, 29.63%)
- Glyburide (13 people, 24.07%)
- Aspirin (11 people, 20.37%)
- Norvasc (7 people, 12.96%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
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- A study of drug interactions between Lialda, Metformin, Simvastatin, Aspirin, Lisinopril, Metoprolol Tartrate for a 69-year old man with Ulcerative Colitis, Type 2 Diabetes, Coronary Artery Disease. The patient has Cramps - Muscle, Bleeding Tendency
- A study of side effects of Metformin Hydrochloride for a 58-year old woman with Diabetes. The patient has Seveer Upper Back Pain
- A study of drug interactions between Glucophage, Ramipril, Sertraline for a 52-year old woman with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, High Blood Pressure, Depression. The patient has Hot Flushes, Cough, Headache
- A study of drug interactions between Metformin, Xanax for a 61-year old woman with Diabetic Foot, Anxiety Disorder. The patient has Brittle Nails
- A study of drug interactions between Metformin, Losartan, Zetia for a 54-year old woman with Type 2 Diabetes, High Blood Cholesterol. The patient has Muscle Stiffness, Stiffness In A Joint
Recent Metformin hydrochloride related drug comparison:
- Comparions of Synthroid, Metformin for a 61-year old woman who has Hypothyroidism
- Comparions of Januvia, Glimepiride, Glucophage, Depakote, Abilify for a 45-year old woman who has Mental Disability
- Comparions of Lisinopril, Armour Thyroid, Metformin, Glipizide, Prednisone for a 64-year old woman who has Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Comparions of Omeprazole, Metformin, Losartan, Carvedilol, Atorvastatin Calcium for a 61-year old man who has Mood Disorder Due To A General Medical Condition
- Comparions of Benazepril Hydrochloride, Metformin for a 58-year old woman who has Diabetes Mellitus Non Insulin-dependent
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