Review: could Metformin cause Itching?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 28, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.9/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 91,513 people who take Metformin. Among them, 1,629 have Itching. See who they are, when they have Itching and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Metformin (latest outcomes from 100,457 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes, type 2 diabetes. Commonly reported side effects of Metformin include blood glucose increased, nausea, nausea aggravated, weight decreased, nausea and vomiting.
Itching (latest reports from 520,559 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.
On Feb, 21, 2014: 91,358 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 1,613 people (1.77%) have Itching.
Time on Metformin when people have Itching * :
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Gender of people who have Itching when taking Metformin * :
Age of people who have Itching when taking Metformin * :
Severity of Itching when taking Metformin ** :
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How people recovered from Itching ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Diabetes mellitus (305 people, 18.91%)
- Hypertension (215 people, 13.33%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (201 people, 12.46%)
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus (161 people, 9.98%)
- High density lipoprotein decreased (113 people, 7.01%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Metformin hcl (983 people, 60.94%)
- Aspirin (462 people, 28.64%)
- Niaspan (376 people, 23.31%)
- Lisinopril (247 people, 15.31%)
- Simvastatin (155 people, 9.61%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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mostly on right palm...about 3 times a day for 45 min...since starting statin
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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.
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Itching all over. Bumpy, itchy rash on trunk worsening - not responding to hydrocortisone creams, Vanos, oral steroids (no longer taking).
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