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Review: could Metformin cause Itching?
We study 97,314 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,861 have Itching. Find out below who they are, when they have Itching and more.
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Metformin (latest outcomes from 100,800 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes.
Itching (latest reports from 545,906 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.
On Oct, 13, 2014: 97,239 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 1,861 people (1.91%) have Itching.
Time on Metformin when people have Itching * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Itching when taking Metformin * :
Age of people who have Itching when taking Metformin * :
Severity of Itching when taking Metformin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Itching ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Diabetes mellitus (323 people, 17.36%)
- Hypertension (235 people, 12.63%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (223 people, 11.98%)
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus (171 people, 9.19%)
- High density lipoprotein decreased (135 people, 7.25%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Metformin hcl (1,002 people, 53.84%)
- Aspirin (527 people, 28.32%)
- Niaspan (460 people, 24.72%)
- Lisinopril (267 people, 14.35%)
- Metformin hydrochloride (219 people, 11.77%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Comments from related studies:
From this study (10 months ago):
mostly on right palm...about 3 times a day for 45 min...since starting statin
From this study (1 year ago):
Have been itching all over, scalp, ears, face, arms, legs, buttock, everywhere. I have never had this problem before. I have been on lorazepam for years with no problems.
From this study (1 year ago):
Itching all over. Bumpy, itchy rash on trunk worsening - not responding to hydrocortisone creams, Vanos, oral steroids (no longer taking).
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