Could Metformin cause Cataract - from FDA reports


Summary

Cataract is found among people who take Metformin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Lantus, and have Diabetes . We study 91,582 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA. Among them, 556 have Cataract. Find out below who they are, when they have Cataract and more.

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Metformin

Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Metformin 183,195 users)

Cataract

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 27,440 Cataract patients).

On Nov, 13, 2016

91,582 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 556 people (0.61%) have Cataract


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin cause Cataract?

Time on Metformin when people have Cataract *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 16.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 33.33 %
  • 10+ years: 16.67 %

Gender of people who have Cataract when taking Metformin *:

  • female: 66.79 %
  • male: 33.21 %

Age of people who have Cataract when taking Metformin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.26 %
  • 10-19: 0.26 %
  • 20-29: 0.78 %
  • 30-39: 2.87 %
  • 40-49: 7.83 %
  • 50-59: 16.19 %
  • 60+: 71.8 %

Severity of Cataract **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lantus (84 people, 15.11%)
  • Humalog (61 people, 10.97%)
  • Lipitor (57 people, 10.25%)
  • Aspirin (51 people, 9.17%)
  • Synthroid (49 people, 8.81%)

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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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