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Review: could Metformin hydrochloride cause Red face (Skin blushing/flushing)?

Summary: Red face 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 Niaspan, and have High density lipoprotein decreased.

We study 12,773 people who have side effects while taking Metformin hydrochloride 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

Metformin hydrochloride has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from 14,614 Metformin hydrochloride users)

Red face

Red face (a sudden reddening of the face, neck) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high density lipoprotein decreased, low density lipoprotein increased, high blood pressure, hyperlipidaemia. (latest reports from 45,039 Red face patients)

On Apr, 7, 2015: 12,773 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin hydrochloride. Among them, 390 people (3.05%) have Red Face.

Trend of Red face in Metformin hydrochloride reports

Time on Metformin hydrochloride when people have Red face * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Red face12.50%12.50%12.50%37.50%12.50%12.50%0.00%

Gender of people who have Red face when taking Metformin hydrochloride * :

FemaleMale
Red face42.71%57.29%

Age of people who have Red face when taking Metformin hydrochloride * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Red face0.00%0.00%0.52%0.00%3.14%21.47%26.18%48.69%

Severity of Red face when taking Metformin hydrochloride ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Red face25.00%25.00%25.00%25.00%

How people recovered from Red face ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Red face0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. High density lipoprotein decreased (60 people, 15.38%)
  2. Blood triglycerides increased (43 people, 11.03%)
  3. Blood cholesterol increased (43 people, 11.03%)
  4. Low density lipoprotein increased (26 people, 6.67%)
  5. Diabetes mellitus (15 people, 3.85%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Niaspan (180 people, 46.15%)
  2. Aspirin (138 people, 35.38%)
  3. Lisinopril (65 people, 16.67%)
  4. Crestor (31 people, 7.95%)
  5. Vitamin d (26 people, 6.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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