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Review: could Metformin cause Uveitis?

Summary: Uveitis could be caused by Metformin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, also take Actos, and have Type 2 diabetes mellitus.

We study 12,739 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 8 have Uveitis. Find out below who they are, when they have Uveitis and more.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 12,527 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin hydrochloride. Among them, 8 people (0.06%) have Uveitis. They amount to 0.04% of all the 18,605 people who have Uveitis on eHealthMe.

Trend of Uveitis in Metformin hydrochloride reports

Time on Metformin hydrochloride when people have Uveitis * :

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

FemaleMale
Uveitis50.00%50.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Uveitis0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%33.33%0.00%22.22%44.44%

Severity of Uveitis when taking Metformin hydrochloride ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Uveitis ** :

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Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (2 people, 25.00%)
  2. Blood cholesterol (2 people, 25.00%)
  3. Diabetes mellitus (2 people, 25.00%)
  4. Macular degeneration (2 people, 25.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Actos (7 people, 87.50%)
  2. Aspirin (5 people, 62.50%)
  3. Prednisolone (5 people, 62.50%)
  4. Allegra (3 people, 37.50%)
  5. Nasonex (3 people, 37.50%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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