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 High blood pressure. This review analyzes which people have Cataract with Metformin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 199,020 people who have side effects when taking Metformin from FDA , and is updated regularly.
What to expect?
You are not alone!
Personalized health information
On eHealthMe you can find out what patients like me (same gender, age) reported their drugs and conditions on FDA since 1977. Our tools are simple to use, anonymous and free. Start now >>>
On Sep, 22, 2017
199,020 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 1,137 people (0.57%) have Cataract
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Metformin when people have Cataract *:
- < 1 month: 30.43 %
- 1 - 6 months: 17.39 %
- 6 - 12 months: 8.7 %
- 1 - 2 years: 13.04 %
- 2 - 5 years: 4.35 %
- 5 - 10 years: 13.04 %
- 10+ years: 13.04 %
Gender of people who have Cataract when taking Metformin *:
- female: 63.73 %
- male: 36.27 %
Age of people who have Cataract when taking Metformin *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.13 %
- 10-19: 0.26 %
- 20-29: 0.64 %
- 30-39: 3.22 %
- 40-49: 8.49 %
- 50-59: 17.37 %
- 60+: 69.88 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- High Blood Pressure (175 people, 15.39%)
- High Blood Cholesterol (150 people, 13.19%)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (73 people, 6.42%)
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (60 people, 5.28%)
- Depression (58 people, 5.10%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Lantus (153 people, 13.46%)
- Lipitor (140 people, 12.31%)
- Aspirin (132 people, 11.61%)
- Lisinopril (121 people, 10.64%)
- Humalog (96 people, 8.44%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- High Blood Pressure (169 people, 14.86%)
- Pain (158 people, 13.90%)
- Vision Blurred (141 people, 12.40%)
- Visual Acuity Reduced (136 people, 11.96%)
- Breathing Difficulty (132 people, 11.61%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.
Subscribe to the study: get notified of updates to the study.
Do you have Cataract when taking Metformin?
- Check symptoms - is cataract caused by a drug or a condition?
- Get alerts to symptoms - forecast your symptoms and get alerts
- Join related support groups - you are not alone, join a support group on ehealth.me
- Report the side effect - help people in need and in real time
- Ask a question - ask a question related to the study
- write a review - share your experience related to the study
- More tools...
Expand the study to include all drugs with the same ingredientsCataract and drugs with ingredients of metformin hydrochloride.
Expand the study to include reports from both FDA and eHealthMeCataract and Metformin from FDA and eHealthMe reports
Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Metformin 206,744 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 30,328 Cataract patients).
Browse all side effects of Metformina b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
Drugs that are associated with CataractCataract
Could your condition cause CataractCataract
What would happen?
Questions to the study
My husband is in the early stages of what is probably Lewy Body Dementia (he has had REM sleep disorder for several years and is starting to show Parkinsonian type muscle tremors, trouble swallowing, etc.). There are interesting studies out there about the potential mitigative impacts of ...
10 years ago I had two stents put in. Was initially put on statin and Plavix. Did not handle statin well so quit it and got more serious with diet. Hung in there with Plavix for 6 months but didn't it. Was told I could go off of it. No problems and lipids were reducing each year to near ...
I was taking Salmeterol Xinafoate for a couple of months...I had some type of overdose reaction (perhaps increased serum levels) and since then my body has gone through some awful things. During and after, I've developed widespread myofascial pain, headaches, abdominal pains, cataracts and an ...
The list of conditions and medications is not complete. I feel my immune system is very compromised and want some ideas on how to increase my immunity. I exercise on a regular basis, walk nearly every day, am trying to eat better, take vitamins etc, don't smoke or drink, go to doc and take their ...
User reviews to the study
hello i was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and have been on Metformin 500 mg for a month already and I also take Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg and lately i have been experiencing a lot of stomach problems, diarrhea and nausea. could it be the med? Just checking if its normal. that's all. ...
one of my close relative female at the age 50 takes spironolactone since a long time.. recently she got pre diabetic. control the diabetic she takes Metformin.. need some information about how safe taking this to meditation. also, what is the good time to take them? is this 2 medication interact ...