Review: could Victoza cause Pancreatic cancer?
Summary: Pancreatic cancer could be caused by Victoza, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Metformin hcl, and have Type 2 diabetes mellitus.
We study 12,073 people who have side effects while taking Victoza from FDA and social media. Among them, 101 have Pancreatic cancer. Find out below who they are, when they have Pancreatic cancer and more.
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Victoza (latest outcomes from 12,179 users) has active ingredients of liraglutide. It is often used in diabetes.
Pancreatic cancer (pancreatic cancer) (latest reports from 21,378 patients) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, pancreatic carcinoma.
On Apr, 14, 2014: 12,083 people reported to have side effects when taking Victoza. Among them, 101 people (0.84%) have Pancreatic Cancer. They amount to 0.48% of all the 21,176 people who have Pancreatic Cancer on eHealthMe.
Time on Victoza when people have Pancreatic cancer * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Pancreatic cancer||21.92%||39.73%||27.40%||9.59%||1.37%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Pancreatic cancer when taking Victoza * :
|Pancreatic cancer||42.24%||57.76% |
Age of people who have Pancreatic cancer when taking Victoza * :
|Pancreatic cancer||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.98%||49.02%||50.00% |
Severity of Pancreatic cancer when taking Victoza ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Pancreatic cancer||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
How people recovered from Pancreatic cancer ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Pancreatic cancer||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus (87 people, 86.14%)
- Diabetes mellitus (18 people, 17.82%)
- Hypertension (11 people, 10.89%)
- Obesity (6 people, 5.94%)
- Angina pectoris (5 people, 4.95%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Metformin hcl (35 people, 34.65%)
- Amaryl (30 people, 29.70%)
- Aspirin (22 people, 21.78%)
- Simvastatin (20 people, 19.80%)
- Byetta (13 people, 12.87%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
Comments for this study:
SadSon (3 months ago):
Hello, My mother was diagnosed with stage 3 pancreatic cancer which spread to her liver. She was on Victoza for close to a year. There is no history of any kind of cancer in our family, however diabetes is another story. She was given this medication to help lose weight and to help with her type 2 diabetes. Unfortunately, she passed away only two months after being diagnosed. She was only 48 and had so much more life to live. It makes me sick to constantly see commercials for this horrible drug. I urge anyone who is or is considering taking this medication to think twice. The drug companies do not care about people, only money. I love my mom more than words can say and she has been taken from me all so Novo Nordisk can make their billions. Please, heed my warnings. It is not worth the risk.
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Lori P (6 months ago):
I am a 61 year old woman. I have been using Victoza for approximately one year. I got sick in January with stomach pain and in June. I thought I just had the flu. The last two months however have been pure hell. I have had, nausea, diarrhea, stomach pain, I have been so ill I've to the ER. I have been out of it to the point that I am tired, suffer pain in my back, legs. One day I was so tired I forgot to inject. I felt ok the next day I injected and was horribly sick the next day. Now I'm off the Victoza and I'm not sick. I think this medicine is really bad
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Sally (8 months ago):
Woman aged 52 l have been on vitoza about two years lost 5 stone but the last 7 months have been hell. I stopped it 2 months ago. i have been suffering stomach pain, back pain, have really bad diarrhea, wind pain feel so so tired have no engery, just feel awful. I am awaiting for a CT scan as the hospital want to look at my pancrestis. i am very worried and fed up l can barely keep going for my job .
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Kelly (11 months ago):
I saw your comment on this site. I'm 46 and was given Victoza about a month ago. I'm getting off this drug A.S.A.P.! I've told my doctor I want off it! We'll see what he says! Thanks for sharing!
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Stephanie (1 year ago):
Female age 45 and I took Victoza off and on for two or so years and I was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer and had the whipple surgery on August 20th 2012 I would advise not to take this drug!
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My mother took Victoza for 11 months for her type 2 diabetes. After testing very high for lipase (an enzyme produced by the pancreas) she was taken off the drug. It wasn't until 6 months later that she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Had her doctor done their research they would have known that elevated lipase is often attributed to pancreatic cancer. Then perhaps it could have been detected earlier and she may have been cured. Instead she went through many tests and doctors trying to find out what was wrong with her. Finally, after getting a CT scan in the ER she found out she has stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
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