Metformin and 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. This review analyzes which people have Cataract with Metformin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 191,114 people who have side effects when taking Metformin from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 29, 2017

191,114 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 1,068 people (0.56%) have Cataract


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin cause Cataract?

Time on Metformin when people have Cataract *:

  • < 1 month: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 19.05 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.52 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.52 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 4.76 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 14.29 %
  • 10+ years: 9.52 %

Gender of people who have Cataract when taking Metformin *:

  • female: 63.74 %
  • male: 36.26 %

Age of people who have Cataract when taking Metformin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.14 %
  • 10-19: 0.27 %
  • 20-29: 0.68 %
  • 30-39: 3.27 %
  • 40-49: 8.87 %
  • 50-59: 17.05 %
  • 60+: 69.71 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Diabetes (307 people, 28.75%)
  • Type 2 Diabetes (232 people, 21.72%)
  • High Blood Pressure (169 people, 15.82%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (147 people, 13.76%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (63 people, 5.90%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lantus (147 people, 13.76%)
  • Lipitor (139 people, 13.01%)
  • Aspirin (132 people, 12.36%)
  • Lisinopril (118 people, 11.05%)
  • Humalog (95 people, 8.90%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (164 people, 15.36%)
  • Pain (155 people, 14.51%)
  • Vision Blurred (136 people, 12.73%)
  • Visual Acuity Reduced (133 people, 12.45%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (127 people, 11.89%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Metformin

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