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. This review analyzes which people have Pancreatic cancer with Metformin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 191,114 people who have side effects when taking Metformin from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On May, 01, 2017

191,114 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 599 people (0.31%) have Pancreatic Cancer


Number of reports submitted per year:

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Time on Metformin when people have Pancreatic Cancer *:

  • < 1 month: 13.51 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 18.92 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.81 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 13.51 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 18.92 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 16.22 %
  • 10+ years: 8.11 %

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

  • female: 42.91 %
  • male: 57.09 %

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: 0.44 %
  • 40-49: 5.92 %
  • 50-59: 23.25 %
  • 60+: 70.39 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Type 2 Diabetes (306 people, 51.09%)
  • Diabetes (142 people, 23.71%)
  • High Blood Pressure (99 people, 16.53%)
  • Pain (21 people, 3.51%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (21 people, 3.51%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Januvia (155 people, 25.88%)
  • Byetta (151 people, 25.21%)
  • Victoza (114 people, 19.03%)
  • Lantus (93 people, 15.53%)
  • Aspirin (75 people, 12.52%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weight Decreased (46 people, 7.68%)
  • Metastases To Liver (44 people, 7.35%)
  • Pancreatitis (36 people, 6.01%)
  • Nausea (34 people, 5.68%)
  • Jaundice - Yellow Skin (31 people, 5.18%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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