Review: could Metformin Hydrochloride cause Gout?


Summary

Gout is found among people who take Metformin Hydrochloride, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Zometa, and have Diabetes mellitus . We study 12,306 people who have side effects while taking Metformin hydrochloride from FDA and social media. Among them, 31 have Gout. Find out below who they are, when they have Gout and more.

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Metformin Hydrochloride

Metformin hydrochloride has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Metformin hydrochloride 17,825 users)

Gout

Gout (uric acid crystals building up in the body) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, rashes, renal failure acute, drug ineffective, weakness (latest reports from 22,015 Gout patients).

On Sep, 15, 2016

12,306 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin Hydrochloride.
Among them, 31 people (0.25%) have Gout


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin hydrochloride cause Gout?

Time on Metformin Hydrochloride when people have Gout *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 40 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 20 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 20 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 20 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Gout when taking Metformin Hydrochloride *:

  • female: 43.33 %
  • male: 56.67 %

Age of people who have Gout when taking Metformin Hydrochloride *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 26.92 %
  • 50-59: 19.23 %
  • 60+: 53.85 %

Severity if Gout when taking Metformin Hydrochloride **:

  • least: 25 %
  • moderate: 50 %
  • severe: 25 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Gout **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Diabetes Mellitus (5 people, 16.13%)
  • Hypertension (4 people, 12.90%)
  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (3 people, 9.68%)
  • Prostate Cancer Metastatic (3 people, 9.68%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (3 people, 9.68%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (10 people, 32.26%)
  • Aspirin (7 people, 22.58%)
  • Allopurinol (6 people, 19.35%)
  • Lasix (5 people, 16.13%)
  • Atacand (5 people, 16.13%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (13 people, 41.94%)
  • Nausea (10 people, 32.26%)
  • Fatigue (10 people, 32.26%)
  • Back Pain (10 people, 32.26%)
  • Anxiety (10 people, 32.26%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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