Metformin and Cataract - from FDA reports
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 Lantus, and have Diabetes. This review analyzes which people have Cataract with Metformin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 176,252 people who have side effects when taking Metformin from FDA, and is updated regularly.
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On Mar, 23, 2017
176,252 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 969 people (0.55%) have Cataract
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Metformin when people have Cataract *:
- < 1 month: 26.32 %
- 1 - 6 months: 21.05 %
- 6 - 12 months: 10.53 %
- 1 - 2 years: 10.53 %
- 2 - 5 years: 5.26 %
- 5 - 10 years: 15.79 %
- 10+ years: 10.53 %
Gender of people who have Cataract when taking Metformin *:
- female: 63.05 %
- male: 36.95 %
Age of people who have Cataract when taking Metformin *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.15 %
- 10-19: 0.29 %
- 20-29: 0.73 %
- 30-39: 3.38 %
- 40-49: 9.1 %
- 50-59: 17.03 %
- 60+: 69.31 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Diabetes (280 people, 28.90%)
- Type 2 Diabetes (211 people, 21.78%)
- High Blood Pressure (152 people, 15.69%)
- High Blood Cholesterol (129 people, 13.31%)
- Depression (53 people, 5.47%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Lantus (135 people, 13.93%)
- Aspirin (132 people, 13.62%)
- Lipitor (131 people, 13.52%)
- Lisinopril (118 people, 12.18%)
- Humalog (87 people, 8.98%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- High Blood Pressure (155 people, 16.00%)
- Pain (147 people, 15.17%)
- Visual Acuity Reduced (126 people, 13.00%)
- Vision Blurred (125 people, 12.90%)
- Fall (124 people, 12.80%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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Do you have Cataract when taking Metformin?
Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Metformin 198,322 users)
Cataract (clouding of the lens inside the eye) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 27,443 Cataract patients).
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