Metformin and Coughing - from FDA reports


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 Aspirin, and have Diabetes. This review analyzes which people have Coughing with Metformin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 176,252 people who have side effects when taking Metformin from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Mar, 25, 2017

176,252 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 2,756 people (1.56%) have Coughing


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin cause Coughing?

Time on Metformin when people have Coughing *:

  • < 1 month: 20.69 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 37.93 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.34 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.62 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 18.97 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.72 %
  • 10+ years: 1.72 %

Gender of people who have Coughing when taking Metformin *:

  • female: 60.57 %
  • male: 39.43 %

Age of people who have Coughing when taking Metformin *:

  • 0-1: 0.05 %
  • 2-9: 0.05 %
  • 10-19: 0.32 %
  • 20-29: 0.82 %
  • 30-39: 3.4 %
  • 40-49: 9.84 %
  • 50-59: 26.34 %
  • 60+: 59.2 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Diabetes (662 people, 24.02%)
  • High Blood Pressure (424 people, 15.38%)
  • Type 2 Diabetes (407 people, 14.77%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (293 people, 10.63%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (220 people, 7.98%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (381 people, 13.82%)
  • Lisinopril (380 people, 13.79%)
  • Simvastatin (249 people, 9.03%)
  • Lantus (249 people, 9.03%)
  • Lipitor (236 people, 8.56%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Breathing Difficulty (731 people, 26.52%)
  • Fatigue (460 people, 16.69%)
  • Nausea (438 people, 15.89%)
  • Fever (371 people, 13.46%)
  • Diarrhea (344 people, 12.48%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Do you have Coughing when taking Metformin?

Metformin

Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Metformin 183,434 users)

Coughing

Coughing has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, asthma, multiple sclerosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (latest reports from 133,748 Coughing patients).

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