Review: could Metronidazole cause Pancreatic Cancer?


Pancreatic cancer is reported only by a few people who take Metronidazole. We study 14,421 people who have side effects while taking Metronidazole from FDA and social media. Among them, 2 have Pancreatic cancer. Find out below who they are, when they have Pancreatic cancer and more.

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Metronidazole has active ingredients of metronidazole. It is often used in vaginitis bacterial. (latest outcomes from Metronidazole 21,679 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 Sep, 19, 2016

14,421 people reported to have side effects when taking Metronidazole.
Among them, 2 people (0.01%) have Pancreatic Cancer

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metronidazole cause Pancreatic cancer?

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

  • female: 50 %
  • male: 50 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pancreatic Carcinoma Metastatic (2 people, 100.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Tramadol Hcl (2 people, 100.00%)
  • Pantoprazole Sodium (2 people, 100.00%)
  • Gemcitabine (2 people, 100.00%)
  • Erlotinib (2 people, 100.00%)
  • Meropenem (1 person, 50.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Red Blood Cell Count Decreased (1 person, 50.00%)
  • Lung Disorder (1 person, 50.00%)
  • Bile Duct Obstruction (1 person, 50.00%)
  • Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased (1 person, 50.00%)
  • Anaemia (1 person, 50.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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