Review: could Metformin cause Coughing (Cough)?
Summary: Coughing is found among people who take Metformin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Metformin hcl, and have Diabetes.
We study 97,386 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,418 have Coughing. Find out below who they are, when they have Coughing and more.
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Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Metformin 100,917 users)
Coughing has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, asthma, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol.(latest reports from Coughing 73,813 patients)
On Dec, 13, 2014: 97,386 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 1,418 people (1.46%) have Coughing.
Time on Metformin when people have Coughing * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Coughing when taking Metformin * :
Age of people who have Coughing when taking Metformin * :
Severity of Coughing when taking Metformin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Coughing ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Diabetes mellitus (290 people, 20.45%)
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus (174 people, 12.27%)
- Hypertension (162 people, 11.42%)
- Asthma (91 people, 6.42%)
- Diabetes mellitus non-insulin-dependent (72 people, 5.08%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Metformin hcl (929 people, 65.51%)
- Aspirin (384 people, 27.08%)
- Lisinopril (281 people, 19.82%)
- Simvastatin (187 people, 13.19%)
- Byetta (179 people, 12.62%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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