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Review: could Viagra cause Prostate cancer?

We study 33,717 people who have side effects while taking Viagra from FDA and social media. Among them, 282 have Prostate cancer. Find out below who they are, when they have Prostate cancer and more.

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Viagra

Viagra (latest outcomes from 35,058 users) has active ingredients of sildenafil citrate. It is often used in erection problems.

Prostate cancer

Prostate cancer (latest reports from 54,558 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, erection problems.

On Aug, 11, 2014: 33,716 people reported to have side effects when taking Viagra. Among them, 357 people (1.06%) have Prostate Cancer. They amount to 0.65% of all the 54,582 people who have Prostate Cancer on eHealthMe.

Trend of Prostate cancer in Viagra reports

Time on Viagra when people have Prostate cancer * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Prostate cancer31.58%10.53%0.00%10.53%36.84%10.53%0.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Prostate cancer0.00%0.00%0.00%0.53%0.00%5.85%22.87%70.74%

Severity of Prostate cancer when taking Viagra ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Prostate cancer ** :

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Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Erectile dysfunction (187 people, 52.38%)
  2. Ill-defined disorder (43 people, 12.04%)
  3. Hypertension (22 people, 6.16%)
  4. Blood cholesterol increased (9 people, 2.52%)
  5. Prostate examination abnormal (9 people, 2.52%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (38 people, 10.64%)
  2. Norvasc (20 people, 5.60%)
  3. Lupron (19 people, 5.32%)
  4. Lipitor (19 people, 5.32%)
  5. Cialis (18 people, 5.04%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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