Who have Coughing with Metformin?


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 Lisinopril, and have Diabetes . We study 91,596 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,528 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 Metformin 183,195 users)

Coughing

Coughing has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, asthma, multiple sclerosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (latest reports from 133,568 Coughing patients).

On Nov, 24, 2016

91,596 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 1,528 people (1.67%) have Coughing


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin cause Coughing?

Time on Metformin when people have Coughing *:

  • < 1 month: 20.51 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.64 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.13 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 17.95 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 20.51 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.13 %
  • 10+ years: 5.13 %

Gender of people who have Coughing when taking Metformin *:

  • female: 64.45 %
  • male: 35.55 %

Age of people who have Coughing when taking Metformin *:

  • 0-1: 0.08 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.33 %
  • 20-29: 0.83 %
  • 30-39: 2.9 %
  • 40-49: 9.78 %
  • 50-59: 26.76 %
  • 60+: 59.32 %

Severity of Coughing **:

  • least: 15.38 %
  • moderate: 53.85 %
  • severe: 23.08 %
  • most severe: 7.69 %

How people recovered from Coughing **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 10 %
  • not yet: 90 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lisinopril (162 people, 10.60%)
  • Aspirin (141 people, 9.23%)
  • Humira (138 people, 9.03%)
  • Amlodipine (131 people, 8.57%)
  • Lantus (121 people, 7.92%)

Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Metformin, learn more )

Potential co-existing conditions

  • High Blood Pressure (293 people, 19.18%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (202 people, 13.22%)
  • Type 2 Diabetes (198 people, 12.96%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (156 people, 10.21%)
  • Asthma (118 people, 7.72%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Breathing Difficulty (381 people, 24.93%)
  • Fatigue (237 people, 15.51%)
  • Malaise (194 people, 12.70%)
  • Nasopharyngitis (193 people, 12.63%)
  • Diarrhea (186 people, 12.17%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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