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 191,114 people who have side effects when taking Metformin from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 25, 2017

191,114 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 3,027 people (1.58%) have Coughing


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin cause Coughing?

Time on Metformin when people have Coughing *:

  • < 1 month: 20.31 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 39.06 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.38 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.25 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 18.75 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.12 %
  • 10+ years: 3.12 %

Gender of people who have Coughing when taking Metformin *:

  • female: 60.4 %
  • male: 39.6 %

Age of people who have Coughing when taking Metformin *:

  • 0-1: 0.04 %
  • 2-9: 0.04 %
  • 10-19: 0.33 %
  • 20-29: 0.75 %
  • 30-39: 3.34 %
  • 40-49: 9.72 %
  • 50-59: 25.83 %
  • 60+: 59.93 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Diabetes (707 people, 23.36%)
  • High Blood Pressure (470 people, 15.53%)
  • Type 2 Diabetes (452 people, 14.93%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (321 people, 10.60%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (244 people, 8.06%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (381 people, 12.59%)
  • Lisinopril (380 people, 12.55%)
  • Lantus (271 people, 8.95%)
  • Lipitor (261 people, 8.62%)
  • Simvastatin (249 people, 8.23%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Breathing Difficulty (804 people, 26.56%)
  • Fatigue (504 people, 16.65%)
  • Nausea (477 people, 15.76%)
  • Fever (405 people, 13.38%)
  • Diarrhea (378 people, 12.49%)

* 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 198,592 users)

Coughing

Coughing has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, asthma, multiple sclerosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (latest reports from 143,521 Coughing patients).

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