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Review: could Metformin cause Asthma?

We study 97,185 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 (latest outcomes from 100,693 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes.

Asthma

Asthma (latest reports from 279,644 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Jul, 16, 2014: 97,167 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 553 people (0.57%) have Asthma. They amount to 0.20% of all the 279,577 people who have Asthma on eHealthMe.

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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    Em on Jun, 23, 2014:

    HCTZ is a diuretic and should be taken in the morning.
    You need to drink more water or you will continue to have
    The odor of ammonia in your urine. The urine is concentrating in your bladder during the day and then when the HCTZ kicks in, you're urine is concentrated. You probably wet the bed because you were in very deep sleep and/or dreaming. This with the diuretic is a bad combination. To be safe ask your physician or pharmacist about the best time to take the HCTZ and tell your doctor about the odor of ammonia in your urine. I am not a primary care provider but have been a nurse for 27 years and have an MS degree so my advice and information are probably accurate but are not to be considered MEDICAL ADVICE. This information is only provided to assist you in discussing your medication and symptom, with a primary care provider (MD,DO, PA, FNP, NP. CNS...) and your pharmacist.

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