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Review: could Metformin cause Coughing (Cough)?

We study 97,239 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,416 have Coughing. Find out below who they are, when they have Coughing and more.

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Metformin

Metformin (latest outcomes from 100,800 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes.

Coughing

Coughing (latest reports from 488,415 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, asthma, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol.

On Sep, 11, 2014: 97,239 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 1,416 people (1.46%) have Coughing.

Trend of Coughing in Metformin reports

Time on Metformin when people have Coughing * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Coughing13.64%34.09%13.64%6.82%13.64%13.64%4.55%

Gender of people who have Coughing when taking Metformin * :

FemaleMale
Coughing56.00%44.00%

Age of people who have Coughing when taking Metformin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Coughing0.00%0.17%0.25%1.00%3.59%9.52%27.80%57.68%

Severity of Coughing when taking Metformin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Coughing0.00%60.00%40.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Coughing ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Coughing0.00%11.11%88.89%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Diabetes mellitus (289 people, 20.41%)
  2. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (174 people, 12.29%)
  3. Hypertension (162 people, 11.44%)
  4. Asthma (91 people, 6.43%)
  5. Diabetes mellitus non-insulin-dependent (72 people, 5.08%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metformin hcl (929 people, 65.61%)
  2. Aspirin (384 people, 27.12%)
  3. Lisinopril (281 people, 19.84%)
  4. Simvastatin (187 people, 13.21%)
  5. Byetta (179 people, 12.64%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (7 months ago):

  • I had a cough and fever, went to the doctor and they tested me for influenza type a and b, the result was negative. My fever was 101.8. The doctor prescribe Tamiflu because I have the flu like symptoms a little over 24hrs. I took the medication and my fever was gone. I returned to the doctor because I had a cough and he said I have a respiratory infection. He prescribe Mucinex and azithromycin. I felt lightheaded a few days on these medications and return to the doctor who told me to stop taking the Mucinex DM. I just finished taking my antibiotic which was the 5 days treatment and still feeling Lightheaded. Not sure what is causing this feeling. Keep in mind I was done with the Tamiflu the day before I started to take the antibiotic. Please Help

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  • From this study (7 months ago):

  • when I catch cold/cough it lingers 2 months. I recently had chest Xray and the result is normal. it seems to me the driver of my cough is my throat irritates some time. My doctor is planning to change blood pressure medicine (carvidilol) to another one perhaps next week.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • I have a chronic dry cough, cough so hard I almost pass out. In process of quitting smoking, but have cut way back and still have the cough.

    Reply

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