Review: could Metformin cause Bladder cancer?
We study 12,747 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 (latest outcomes from 14,591 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes.
Bladder cancer (latest reports from 25,279 patients) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis.
On Jul, 14, 2014: 12,745 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 25,143 people who have Bladder Cancer on eHealthMe.
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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I only took the Celebrex (1 pill) yesterday in a.m., took the Levothyroxine and HCTZ and took 1/2 of Flexeril (a 5 mg tab - 2.5 mg after cut in half) at bedtime. No Ultracet taken yesterday. Was awakened in middle of night wetting myself. Underwear and PJs had a very strong smell of ammonia, which is not usual for me. Concerned about the odor.
Em on Jun, 23, 2014:
HCTZ is a diuretic and should be taken in the morning.
You need to drink more water or you will continue to have
The odor of ammonia in your urine. The urine is concentrating in your bladder during the day and then when the HCTZ kicks in, you're urine is concentrated. You probably wet the bed because you were in very deep sleep and/or dreaming. This with the diuretic is a bad combination. To be safe ask your physician or pharmacist about the best time to take the HCTZ and tell your doctor about the odor of ammonia in your urine. I am not a primary care provider but have been a nurse for 27 years and have an MS degree so my advice and information are probably accurate but are not to be considered MEDICAL ADVICE. This information is only provided to assist you in discussing your medication and symptom, with a primary care provider (MD,DO, PA, FNP, NP. CNS...) and your pharmacist.
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