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Review: could Metformin cause Ringing in the ears?

Summary: Ringing in the ears could be caused by Metformin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, 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, 33 have Ringing in the ears. Find out below who they are, when they have Ringing in the ears and more.

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Metformin hydrochloride

Metformin hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 14,580 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes.

Ringing in the ears

Ringing in the ears (a ringing in the ears) (latest reports from 112,989 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, stress and anxiety.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 12,527 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin hydrochloride. Among them, 30 people (0.24%) have Ringing In The Ears. They amount to 0.03% of all the 112,926 people who have Ringing In The Ears on eHealthMe.

Trend of Ringing in the ears in Metformin hydrochloride reports

Time on Metformin hydrochloride when people have Ringing in the ears * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Ringing in the ears0.00%12.50%0.00%25.00%18.75%37.50%6.25%

Gender of people who have Ringing in the ears when taking Metformin hydrochloride * :

FemaleMale
Ringing in the ears29.03%70.97%

Age of people who have Ringing in the ears when taking Metformin hydrochloride * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Ringing in the ears0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%3.23%9.68%38.71%48.39%

Severity of Ringing in the ears when taking Metformin hydrochloride ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Ringing in the ears14.29%71.43%14.29%0.00%

How people recovered from Ringing in the ears ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Ringing in the ears0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Diabetes mellitus (13 people, 43.33%)
  2. Hypertension (9 people, 30.00%)
  3. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (5 people, 16.67%)
  4. Hyperlipidaemia (3 people, 10.00%)
  5. Arrhythmia (3 people, 10.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (7 people, 23.33%)
  2. Actos (5 people, 16.67%)
  3. Lexapro (5 people, 16.67%)
  4. Digoxin (5 people, 16.67%)
  5. Coreg (5 people, 16.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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