Related topic: Metformin hydrochloride, Red face
Review: could Metformin cause Red face?
Summary: Red face could be caused by Metformin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take Niaspan, and have High density lipoprotein decreased.
We study 12,739 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 390 have Red face. Find out below who they are, when they have Red face and more.
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Metformin hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 14,580 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes.
Red face (a sudden reddening of the face, neck) (latest reports from 372,600 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high density lipoprotein decreased, low density lipoprotein increased, high blood pressure, hyperlipidaemia.
On Apr, 8, 2014: 12,527 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin hydrochloride. Among them, 390 people (3.11%) have Red Face. They amount to 0.10% of all the 371,948 people who have Red Face on eHealthMe.
Time on Metformin hydrochloride when people have Red face * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Red face||12.50%||12.50%||12.50%||37.50%||12.50%||12.50%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Red face when taking Metformin hydrochloride * :
|Red face||42.71%||57.29% |
Age of people who have Red face when taking Metformin hydrochloride * :
|Red face||0.00%||0.00%||0.52%||0.00%||3.14%||21.47%||26.18%||48.69% |
Severity of Red face when taking Metformin hydrochloride ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Red face||25.00%||25.00%||25.00%||25.00% |
How people recovered from Red face ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Red face||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- High density lipoprotein decreased (60 people, 15.38%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (43 people, 11.03%)
- Blood triglycerides increased (43 people, 11.03%)
- Low density lipoprotein increased (26 people, 6.67%)
- Diabetes mellitus (15 people, 3.85%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Niaspan (180 people, 46.15%)
- Aspirin (138 people, 35.38%)
- Lisinopril (65 people, 16.67%)
- Crestor (31 people, 7.95%)
- Fish oil (26 people, 6.67%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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