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Review: could Metformin cause Gout?

Summary: Gout could be caused by Metformin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Aspirin, and have Diabetes mellitus.

We study 12,739 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 35 have Gout. Find out below who they are, when they have Gout and more.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 12,527 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin hydrochloride. Among them, 35 people (0.28%) have Gout. They amount to 0.06% of all the 56,485 people who have Gout on eHealthMe.

Trend of Gout in Metformin hydrochloride reports

Time on Metformin hydrochloride when people have Gout * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Gout0.00%33.33%33.33%33.33%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Gout57.14%42.86%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Gout0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%3.33%30.00%20.00%46.67%

Severity of Gout when taking Metformin hydrochloride ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Gout16.67%50.00%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from Gout ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Diabetes mellitus (4 people, 11.43%)
  2. Hypertension (4 people, 11.43%)
  3. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (3 people, 8.57%)
  4. Multiple myeloma (3 people, 8.57%)
  5. Prostate cancer metastatic (2 people, 5.71%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (8 people, 22.86%)
  2. Zometa (7 people, 20.00%)
  3. Furosemide (6 people, 17.14%)
  4. Crestor (6 people, 17.14%)
  5. Allopurinol (6 people, 17.14%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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