Review: could Spiriva cause Small Cell Lung Cancer?


Summary

Small cell lung cancer is found among people who take Spiriva, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Advair, and have Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease . We study 63,196 people who have side effects while taking Spiriva from FDA and social media. Among them, 11 have Small cell lung cancer. Find out below who they are, when they have Small cell lung cancer and more.

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Spiriva

Spiriva has active ingredients of tiotropium bromide monohydrate. It is often used in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (latest outcomes from Spiriva 63,646 users)

Small Cell Lung Cancer

Small cell lung cancer (small cell cancer tumour of lung) has been reported by people with cough (latest reports from 379 Small cell lung cancer patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

63,196 people reported to have side effects when taking Spiriva.
Among them, 11 people (0.02%) have Small Cell Lung Cancer


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Spiriva cause Small cell lung cancer?

Time on Spiriva when people have Small Cell Lung Cancer *:

  • < 1 month: 66.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 33.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Small Cell Lung Cancer when taking Spiriva *:

  • female: 54.55 %
  • male: 45.45 %

Age of people who have Small Cell Lung Cancer when taking Spiriva *:

  • 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: 14.29 %
  • 60+: 85.71 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (10 people)
  • Vitamin Supplementation (1 person)
  • Sinus Disorder (1 person)
  • Nausea (1 person)
  • Lung Disorder (1 person)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Advair (3 people)
  • Combivent (2 people)
  • Reglan (1 person)
  • Radiation Therapy (1 person)
  • Daxas (1 person)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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