Review: could Metformin cause Cough?
We study 12,751 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 178 have Cough. Find out below who they are, when they have Cough and more.
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Metformin hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 14,592 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes.
Cough (latest reports from 488,055 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, asthma, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol.
On Aug, 16, 2014: 12,751 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin hydrochloride. Among them, 178 people (1.40%) have Cough. They amount to 0.04% of all the 487,919 people who have Cough on eHealthMe.
Time on Metformin hydrochloride when people have Cough * :
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Gender of people who have Cough when taking Metformin hydrochloride * :
Age of people who have Cough when taking Metformin hydrochloride * :
Severity of Cough when taking Metformin hydrochloride ** :
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How people recovered from Cough ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Diabetes mellitus (32 people, 17.98%)
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus (19 people, 10.67%)
- Hypertension (12 people, 6.74%)
- Multiple myeloma (11 people, 6.18%)
- Pain (11 people, 6.18%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (30 people, 16.85%)
- Lisinopril (28 people, 15.73%)
- Simvastatin (24 people, 13.48%)
- Lantus (21 people, 11.80%)
- Enalapril maleate (19 people, 10.67%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (6 months ago):
I had a cough and fever, went to the doctor and they tested me for influenza type a and b, the result was negative. My fever was 101.8. The doctor prescribe Tamiflu because I have the flu like symptoms a little over 24hrs. I took the medication and my fever was gone. I returned to the doctor because I had a cough and he said I have a respiratory infection. He prescribe Mucinex and azithromycin. I felt lightheaded a few days on these medications and return to the doctor who told me to stop taking the Mucinex DM. I just finished taking my antibiotic which was the 5 days treatment and still feeling Lightheaded. Not sure what is causing this feeling. Keep in mind I was done with the Tamiflu the day before I started to take the antibiotic. Please Help
From this study (6 months ago):
when I catch cold/cough it lingers 2 months. I recently had chest Xray and the result is normal. it seems to me the driver of my cough is my throat irritates some time. My doctor is planning to change blood pressure medicine (carvidilol) to another one perhaps next week.
From this study (2 years ago):
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