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Review: could Spiriva cause Prostate cancer?

Summary: Prostate cancer could be caused by Spiriva, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Duoneb, and have Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

We study 49,939 people who have side effects while taking Spiriva from FDA and social media. Among them, 105 have Prostate cancer. Find out below who they are, when they have Prostate cancer and more.

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Spiriva

Spiriva (latest outcomes from 50,415 users) has active ingredients of tiotropium bromide monohydrate. It is often used in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Prostate cancer

Prostate cancer (latest reports from 53,398 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, erection problems.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 49,931 people reported to have side effects when taking Spiriva. Among them, 105 people (0.21%) have Prostate Cancer. They amount to 0.20% of all the 53,788 people who have Prostate Cancer on eHealthMe.

Trend of Prostate cancer in Spiriva reports

Time on Spiriva when people have Prostate cancer * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Prostate cancer12.50%12.50%0.00%12.50%62.50%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Prostate cancer when taking Spiriva * :

FemaleMale
Prostate cancer0.00%100.00%

Age of people who have Prostate cancer when taking Spiriva * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Prostate cancer0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%8.57%91.43%

Severity of Prostate cancer when taking Spiriva ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Prostate cancer0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Prostate cancer ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (46 people, 43.81%)
  2. Emphysema (29 people, 27.62%)
  3. Anxiety (19 people, 18.10%)
  4. Hypertension (18 people, 17.14%)
  5. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (9 people, 8.57%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Duoneb (19 people, 18.10%)
  2. Xanax (19 people, 18.10%)
  3. Hydrochlorothiazide (16 people, 15.24%)
  4. Flomax (15 people, 14.29%)
  5. Albuterol (13 people, 12.38%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I was diagnosed with a Hyphema in my right eye. The eye had not been traumatized or injured in any way before this condition occurred. The Ophthalmologist informed me this condition is usually cause by Trauma or injury to the eye. I had no such trauma or injury and the ocular pressure in both eyes was elevated.The eye that had the Hyphema bleed was quite elevated (34) upon diagnosis. Upon treatment the eye is improving, however I have remained concerned about the possible cause. Since that time, I have only one prescribed medication (Spiriva)I had been taking for a year or so. I reviewed the information pamphlet for the Spiriva and it does state "stop taking Spiriva if you experience New or worsened increased pressure in the eyes" I have stopped taking Spiriva.

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