Review: could Victoza cause Pancreatic Cancer?


Summary

Pancreatic cancer is found among people who take Victoza, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Byetta, and have Type 2 diabetes mellitus . We study 15,194 people who have side effects while taking Victoza from FDA and social media. Among them, 260 have Pancreatic cancer. Find out below who they are, when they have Pancreatic cancer and more.

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Victoza

Victoza has active ingredients of liraglutide. It is often used in type 2 diabetes. (latest outcomes from Victoza 14,879 users)

Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer has been reported by people with death, rashes, thrombocytopenia, malignant neoplasm progression, diarrhea (latest reports from 11,374 Pancreatic cancer patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

15,194 people reported to have side effects when taking Victoza.
Among them, 260 people (1.71%) have Pancreatic Cancer


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Victoza cause Pancreatic cancer?

Time on Victoza when people have Pancreatic Cancer *:

  • < 1 month: 9.09 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 31.82 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 24.03 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 20.13 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 14.29 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.65 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 49.15 %
  • male: 50.85 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.62 %
  • 40-49: 5.0 %
  • 50-59: 31.88 %
  • 60+: 62.5 %

Severity if Pancreatic Cancer when taking Victoza **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 100 %

How people recovered from Pancreatic Cancer **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (162 people)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (36 people)
  • Hypertension (17 people)
  • Hyperlipidaemia (7 people)
  • Depression (6 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Byetta (59 people)
  • Januvia (36 people)
  • Metformin (34 people)
  • Metformin Hcl (27 people)
  • Simvastatin (23 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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