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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 97,488 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,419 have Coughing. Find out below who they are, when they have Coughing and more.

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Metformin

Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from 101,018 Metformin users)

Coughing

Coughing has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, asthma, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 75,486 Coughing patients)

On Mar, 15, 2015: 97,488 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 1,418 people (1.45%) 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
Coughing13.04%32.61%13.04%6.52%15.22%13.04%6.52%

Gender of people who have Coughing when taking Metformin * :

FemaleMale
Coughing56.06%43.94%

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%3.58%9.67%27.75%57.58%

Severity of Coughing when taking Metformin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Coughing0.00%63.64%36.36%0.00%

How people recovered from Coughing ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Coughing0.00%10.00%90.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Diabetes mellitus (290 people, 20.45%)
  2. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (174 people, 12.27%)
  3. Hypertension (162 people, 11.42%)
  4. Asthma (91 people, 6.42%)
  5. Diabetes mellitus non-insulin-dependent (72 people, 5.08%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metformin hcl (929 people, 65.51%)
  2. Aspirin (384 people, 27.08%)
  3. Lisinopril (281 people, 19.82%)
  4. Simvastatin (187 people, 13.19%)
  5. Byetta (179 people, 12.62%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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