Metformin hydrochloride and Tinnitus - from FDA reports


Summary

Tinnitus is found among people who take Metformin Hydrochloride, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Diabetes . We study 14,740 people who have side effects while taking Metformin hydrochloride from FDA. Among them, 29 have Tinnitus. Find out below who they are, when they have Tinnitus 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 18,427 users)

Tinnitus

Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis (latest reports from 28,280 Tinnitus patients).

On Jan, 25, 2017

14,740 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin Hydrochloride.
Among them, 29 people (0.2%) have Tinnitus


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin hydrochloride cause Tinnitus?

Time on Metformin Hydrochloride when people have Tinnitus *:

  • < 1 month: 25 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 50 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 25 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 44.44 %
  • male: 55.56 %

Age of people who have Tinnitus 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: 13.04 %
  • 50-59: 34.78 %
  • 60+: 52.17 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Diabetes (10 people, 34.48%)
  • High Blood Pressure (6 people, 20.69%)
  • Type 2 Diabetes (4 people, 13.79%)
  • Hyperlipidaemia (4 people, 13.79%)
  • Arrhythmias (3 people, 10.34%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (6 people, 20.69%)
  • Lipitor (5 people, 17.24%)
  • Xanax (4 people, 13.79%)
  • Omeprazole (4 people, 13.79%)
  • Actos (4 people, 13.79%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Headache (7 people, 24.14%)
  • Dizziness (6 people, 20.69%)
  • Diarrhea (6 people, 20.69%)
  • Weakness (5 people, 17.24%)
  • Blood Glucose Increased (5 people, 17.24%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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