Metformin and Pancreatic cancer - from FDA reports


Summary

Pancreatic 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 Januvia, and have Type 2 diabetes . We study 176,252 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA. Among them, 574 have Pancreatic cancer. Find out below who they are, when they have Pancreatic 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)

Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, diabetes, pancreatic carcinoma, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 17,006 Pancreatic cancer patients).

On Jan, 21, 2017

176,252 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 574 people (0.33%) have Pancreatic Cancer


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin cause Pancreatic cancer?

Time on Metformin when people have Pancreatic Cancer *:

  • < 1 month: 11.76 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 17.65 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 11.76 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.76 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 20.59 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 17.65 %
  • 10+ years: 8.82 %

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

  • female: 42.6 %
  • male: 57.4 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.46 %
  • 40-49: 5.96 %
  • 50-59: 22.94 %
  • 60+: 70.64 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Type 2 Diabetes (297 people, 51.74%)
  • Diabetes (134 people, 23.34%)
  • High Blood Pressure (95 people, 16.55%)
  • Pain (21 people, 3.66%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (21 people, 3.66%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Januvia (154 people, 26.83%)
  • Byetta (147 people, 25.61%)
  • Victoza (110 people, 19.16%)
  • Lantus (85 people, 14.81%)
  • Aspirin (75 people, 13.07%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weight Decreased (45 people, 7.84%)
  • Metastases To Liver (42 people, 7.32%)
  • Pancreatitis (36 people, 6.27%)
  • Nausea (33 people, 5.75%)
  • Jaundice - Yellow Skin (28 people, 4.88%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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