Viagra and Prostate cancer - from FDA reports


Summary

Prostate cancer is found among people who take Viagra, especially for people who are 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Erection problems . We study 45,816 people who have side effects while taking Viagra from FDA. Among them, 394 have Prostate cancer. Find out below who they are, when they have Prostate cancer and more.

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Viagra

Viagra has active ingredients of sildenafil citrate. It is often used in erection problems. (latest outcomes from Viagra 47,568 users)

Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer has been reported by people with prostate cancer, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 46,190 Prostate cancer patients).

On Feb, 12, 2017

45,816 people reported to have side effects when taking Viagra.
Among them, 394 people (0.86%) have Prostate Cancer


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Viagra cause Prostate cancer?

Time on Viagra when people have Prostate Cancer *:

  • < 1 month: 25 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 10 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 40 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 15 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Age of people who have Prostate Cancer when taking Viagra *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.5 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 3.5 %
  • 50-59: 24.5 %
  • 60+: 71.5 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Erection Problems (218 people, 55.33%)
  • Ill-Defined Disorder (43 people, 10.91%)
  • High Blood Pressure (33 people, 8.38%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (17 people, 4.31%)
  • Diabetes (14 people, 3.55%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (33 people, 8.38%)
  • Cialis (22 people, 5.58%)
  • Norvasc (20 people, 5.08%)
  • Lisinopril (18 people, 4.57%)
  • Lipitor (18 people, 4.57%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Drug Ineffective (113 people, 28.68%)
  • Erection Problems (40 people, 10.15%)
  • Drug Effect Decreased (32 people, 8.12%)
  • High Blood Pressure (25 people, 6.35%)
  • Chest Pain (19 people, 4.82%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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