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Review: could Metformin cause Bladder cancer?

We study 97,230 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

Metformin (latest outcomes from 100,740 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes.

Bladder cancer

Bladder cancer (latest reports from 25,309 patients) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis.

On Aug, 10, 2014: 97,208 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 230 people (0.24%) have Bladder Cancer. They amount to 0.91% of all the 25,202 people who have Bladder Cancer on eHealthMe.

Trend of Bladder cancer in Metformin reports

Time on Metformin when people have Bladder cancer * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Bladder cancer0.00%21.74%0.00%26.09%4.35%47.83%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Bladder cancer19.47%80.53%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Bladder cancer0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%10.37%89.63%

Severity of Bladder cancer when taking Metformin ** :

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. Diabetes mellitus (87 people, 37.83%)
  2. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (85 people, 36.96%)
  3. Rheumatoid arthritis (26 people, 11.30%)
  4. Erectile dysfunction (26 people, 11.30%)
  5. Hyperlipidaemia (25 people, 10.87%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metformin hcl (155 people, 67.39%)
  2. Actos (142 people, 61.74%)
  3. Aspirin (79 people, 34.35%)
  4. Furosemide (50 people, 21.74%)
  5. Metformin hydrochloride (41 people, 17.83%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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