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Review: could Metformin cause Asthma?

Summary: Asthma is found among people who take Metformin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Metformin hcl, and have Asthma. We study 97,517 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 532 have Asthma. Find out below who they are, when they have Asthma and more.

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Metformin

Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from 101,050 Metformin users)

Asthma

Asthma has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 84,507 Asthma patients)

On May, 2, 2015: 97,507 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 553 people (0.57%) have Asthma.

Trend of Asthma in Metformin reports

Time on Metformin when people have Asthma * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Asthma28.57%0.00%0.00%0.00%42.86%0.00%28.57%

Gender of people who have Asthma when taking Metformin * :

FemaleMale
Asthma73.75%26.25%

Age of people who have Asthma when taking Metformin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Asthma0.00%0.00%0.46%1.85%10.42%20.14%28.47%38.66%

Severity of Asthma when taking Metformin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Asthma0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Asthma ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Asthma0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Asthma (136 people, 24.59%)
  2. Diabetes mellitus (112 people, 20.25%)
  3. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (56 people, 10.13%)
  4. Hypertension (52 people, 9.40%)
  5. Depression (37 people, 6.69%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metformin hcl (373 people, 67.45%)
  2. Aspirin (157 people, 28.39%)
  3. Albuterol (105 people, 18.99%)
  4. Lisinopril (101 people, 18.26%)
  5. Singulair (93 people, 16.82%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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