Review: could Metformin cause Cataract?
Summary: Cataract is found among people who take Metformin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Metformin hcl, and have Diabetes.
We study 97,488 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 484 have Cataract. Find out below who they are, when they have Cataract and more.
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Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from 101,032 Metformin users)
Cataract (clouding of the lens inside the eye) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, osteopenia, diabetes. (latest reports from 17,650 Cataract patients)
On Apr, 1, 2015: 97,488 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 484 people (0.50%) have Cataract.
Time on Metformin when people have Cataract * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Cataract when taking Metformin * :
Age of people who have Cataract when taking Metformin * :
Severity of Cataract when taking Metformin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Cataract ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Diabetes mellitus (100 people, 20.66%)
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus (81 people, 16.74%)
- Hypertension (73 people, 15.08%)
- Osteoporosis (34 people, 7.02%)
- Depression (33 people, 6.82%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Metformin hcl (316 people, 65.29%)
- Aspirin (131 people, 27.07%)
- Lipitor (91 people, 18.80%)
- Lisinopril (89 people, 18.39%)
- Metformin hydrochloride (68 people, 14.05%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
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- A study of side effects of Metformin for a 57-year old woman with Cough. The patient has Cough Aggravated
- A study of drug interactions between Bisoprolol Fumarate, Cephalexin, Gliclazide, Glucophage for a 61-year old man with Cardiac Disorder, Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus Non-insulin-dependent. The patient has Eosinophilia
- A study of side effects of Metformin for a 60-year old woman with Type 2 Diabetes. The patient has Heart Rate Irregular
- A study of drug interactions between Metformin, Onglyza, Crestor, Farxiga for a 64-year old man with Diabetes, Lower Cholesterol. The patient has Swelling, Pain In Jaw, Nasal Congestion
Recent Metformin related drug comparison:
- Comparions of Metformin, Novolog Flexpen, Lantus Solostar for a 50-year old woman who has Diabetes
- Comparions of Actos, Metformin, Onglyza for a 24-year old man who has Diabetes Mellitus Non-insulin-dependent
- Comparions of Metformin, Klonopin, Celexa, Clozapine for a 55-year old woman who has Anxiety
- Comparions of Metformin, Januvia, Glipizide for a 44-year old man who has Type 2 Diabetes
- Comparions of Lexapro, Hydrochlorothiazide, Lisinopril, Metformin, Garcinia Cambogia for a 60-year old woman who has Tramadol
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
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