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 < 1 month, also take medication Lantus, and have Diabetes . We study 176,252 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA. Among them, 969 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 183,262 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 Dec, 21, 2016

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:

Could Metformin cause Cataract?

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.

** Reports from social media are used.

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