Metformin and Bladder cancer - from FDA reports


Summary

Bladder cancer is found among people who take Metformin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Actos, and have Type 2 diabetes . We study 176,252 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA. Among them, 2,210 have Bladder cancer. Find out below who they are, when they have Bladder cancer and more.

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Metformin

Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Metformin 183,350 users)

Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 15,643 Bladder cancer patients).

On Feb, 16, 2017

176,252 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 2,210 people (1.25%) have Bladder Cancer


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin cause Bladder cancer?

Time on Metformin when people have Bladder Cancer *:

  • < 1 month: 0.9 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 7.35 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.27 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 15.59 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 32.08 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 24.91 %
  • 10+ years: 12.9 %

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

  • female: 20.8 %
  • male: 79.2 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.63 %
  • 20-29: 0.42 %
  • 30-39: 0.42 %
  • 40-49: 0.84 %
  • 50-59: 12.79 %
  • 60+: 84.91 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Type 2 Diabetes (2,010 people, 90.95%)
  • Diabetes (507 people, 22.94%)
  • High Blood Pressure (31 people, 1.40%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (28 people, 1.27%)
  • Pain (27 people, 1.22%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Actos (1,936 people, 87.60%)
  • Glucophage (639 people, 28.91%)
  • Glucotrol (586 people, 26.52%)
  • Januvia (539 people, 24.39%)
  • Lantus (467 people, 21.13%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Death (394 people, 17.83%)
  • Haematuria (77 people, 3.48%)
  • Urinary Tract Infection (69 people, 3.12%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (38 people, 1.72%)
  • Pain (36 people, 1.63%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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