Metformin and Itching - from FDA reports
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 Niaspan, and have High blood cholesterol. This review analyzes which people have Itching with Metformin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 199,020 people who have side effects when taking Metformin from FDA , and is updated regularly.
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On Oct, 19, 2017
199,020 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 3,697 people (1.86%) have Itching
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Metformin when people have Itching *:
- < 1 month: 47.87 %
- 1 - 6 months: 30.85 %
- 6 - 12 months: 4.26 %
- 1 - 2 years: 8.51 %
- 2 - 5 years: 4.26 %
- 5 - 10 years: 3.19 %
- 10+ years: 1.06 %
Gender of people who have Itching when taking Metformin *:
- female: 60.1 %
- male: 39.9 %
Age of people who have Itching when taking Metformin *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.04 %
- 10-19: 0.4 %
- 20-29: 0.91 %
- 30-39: 3.15 %
- 40-49: 11.92 %
- 50-59: 25.72 %
- 60+: 57.84 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- High Blood Cholesterol (618 people, 16.72%)
- High Blood Pressure (532 people, 14.39%)
- Pain (156 people, 4.22%)
- High Density Lipoprotein Decreased (150 people, 4.06%)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (148 people, 4.00%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Niaspan (483 people, 13.06%)
- Aspirin (468 people, 12.66%)
- Lisinopril (372 people, 10.06%)
- Lipitor (258 people, 6.98%)
- Simvastatin (225 people, 6.09%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Rashes (1,154 people, 31.21%)
- Skin Blushing/flushing (465 people, 12.58%)
- Urticaria (375 people, 10.14%)
- Fatigue (362 people, 9.79%)
- Nausea (352 people, 9.52%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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hello i was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and have been on Metformin 500 mg for a month already and I also take Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg and lately i have been experiencing a lot of stomach problems, diarrhea and nausea. could it be the med? Just checking if its normal. that's all. ...
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