Review: could Metformin cause Bladder cancer?
We study 97,208 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 230 have Bladder cancer. Find out below who they are, when they have Bladder cancer and more.
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Metformin (latest outcomes from 100,693 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in type 2 diabetes.
Bladder cancer (latest reports from 25,240 patients) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis.
On Jul, 11, 2014: 97,151 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 230 people (0.24%) have Bladder Cancer. They amount to 0.92% of all the 25,081 people who have Bladder Cancer on eHealthMe.
Time on Metformin 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%||21.74%||0.00%||26.09%||4.35%||47.83%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Bladder cancer when taking Metformin * :
|Bladder cancer||19.47%||80.53% |
Age of people who have Bladder cancer when taking Metformin * :
|Bladder cancer||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||10.37%||89.63% |
Severity of Bladder cancer when taking Metformin ** :
|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 * :
- Diabetes mellitus (87 people, 37.83%)
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus (85 people, 36.96%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (26 people, 11.30%)
- Erectile dysfunction (26 people, 11.30%)
- Hyperlipidaemia (25 people, 10.87%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Metformin hcl (155 people, 67.39%)
- Actos (142 people, 61.74%)
- Aspirin (79 people, 34.35%)
- Furosemide (50 people, 21.74%)
- Metformin hydrochloride (41 people, 17.83%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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