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Review: could Metformin cause Itching?

Summary: Itching is found among people who take Metformin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Metformin hcl, and have Diabetes mellitus.

We study 97,351 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,863 have Itching. Find out below who they are, when they have Itching and more.

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Metformin

Metformin (latest outcomes from 100,884 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes.

Trend of metformin reports

Itching

Itching (latest reports from 546,293 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.

Trend of Itching reports

On Nov, 12, 2014: 97,314 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 1,863 people (1.91%) have Itching.

Trend of Itching in Metformin reports

Time on Metformin when people have Itching * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Itching36.76%25.00%7.35%11.76%7.35%8.82%2.94%

Gender of people who have Itching when taking Metformin * :

FemaleMale
Itching57.54%42.46%

Age of people who have Itching when taking Metformin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Itching0.00%0.00%0.28%0.48%3.87%14.94%25.52%54.91%

Severity of Itching when taking Metformin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Itching5.26%26.32%52.63%15.79%

How people recovered from Itching ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Itching0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Diabetes mellitus (323 people, 17.34%)
  2. Hypertension (235 people, 12.61%)
  3. Blood cholesterol increased (223 people, 11.97%)
  4. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (172 people, 9.23%)
  5. High density lipoprotein decreased (135 people, 7.25%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metformin hcl (1,002 people, 53.78%)
  2. Aspirin (527 people, 28.29%)
  3. Niaspan (461 people, 24.75%)
  4. Lisinopril (268 people, 14.39%)
  5. Metformin hydrochloride (219 people, 11.76%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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