Review: could Metformin cause Bladder cancer?
Summary: Bladder cancer is found among people who take Metformin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Metformin hcl, and have Diabetes.
We study 97,507 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 has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from 101,041 Metformin 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, 13, 2015: 97,488 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 230 people (0.24%) have Bladder Cancer.
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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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
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- A study of drug interactions between Lipitor, Metformin for a 63-year old woman with High Blood Cholesterol, Diabetes. The patient has Blood Urine
- A study of drug interactions between Norvasc, Multivitamin, Horse Chestnut, Omega 3, Saw Palmetto, Metformin, Aspirin, Atenolol, Glimepiride, Hydrochlorothiazide, Fosinopril Sodium for a 71-year old man with High Blood Pressure, Deficiency, Swelling Of The Ankles - Feet - Legs, Blood Cholesterol Abnormal, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Ischaemic Heart Disease. The patient has Peripheral Artery Disease, Coronary Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, High Blood Sugar
- A study of drug interactions between Sitagliptin Phosphate, Omeprazole, Prednisolone, Levothyroxine Sodium, Metformin for a 68-year old woman with Diabetes Mellitus Non Insulin-dependent, Gallstones, Polymyalgia Rheumatica, Hypothyroidism, Diabetes Mellitus Non-insulin-dependent. The patient has Itching
- A study of drug interactions between Coenzyme Q10, ASA, Plavix, Actos, Metformin, Glucotrol, Ropinirole Hydrochloride, Zocor, Glipizide, Byetta for a 73-year old man with Hyperlipidemia, Hyperlipidaemia, Diabetes Mellitus Non Insulin-dependent, Parkinsonian Rest Tremor, Diabetes Mellitus Non Insulin-dependenet.
- A study of drug interactions between Metformin, Lovaza, Trilipix, Simvastatin, Qsymia for a 43-year old woman with Type 2 Diabetes, High Blood Cholesterol And Triglycerides, Weight Loss. The patient has Muscle Spasms
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- 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
- Comparions of Metformin, Januvia, Trazodone Hydrochloride, Oxycodone And Acetaminophen, Moexipril Hydrochloride for a 60-year old woman who has Interactions
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