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Review: could Metformin cause Uveitis?

We study 12,751 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.

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Metformin hydrochloride

Metformin hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 14,594 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes.

Uveitis

Uveitis (inflammation of the uvea) (latest reports from 18,712 patients) has been reported by people with ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis, macular degeneration, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis.

On Sep, 2, 2014: 12,751 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 18,538 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 ** :

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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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    Kath Nugent on Aug, 26, 2014:

    I was diagnosed with Lymphatic Sarcoidosis 15 years ago. After massive weight loss, a node in my neck the size of a small egg, and at the same time an
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