Metformin and Itching - from FDA reports


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 Niaspan, and have Diabetes. This review analyzes which people have Itching 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 May, 02, 2017

191,114 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 3,573 people (1.87%) have Itching


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin cause Itching?

Time on Metformin when people have Itching *:

  • < 1 month: 46.88 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 30.21 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.17 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.38 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 4.17 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.12 %
  • 10+ years: 2.08 %

Gender of people who have Itching when taking Metformin *:

  • female: 59.69 %
  • male: 40.31 %

Age of people who have Itching when taking Metformin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.04 %
  • 10-19: 0.41 %
  • 20-29: 0.94 %
  • 30-39: 3.11 %
  • 40-49: 12.21 %
  • 50-59: 25.84 %
  • 60+: 57.42 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Diabetes (801 people, 22.42%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (608 people, 17.02%)
  • Type 2 Diabetes (514 people, 14.39%)
  • High Blood Pressure (514 people, 14.39%)
  • Pain (150 people, 4.20%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Niaspan (483 people, 13.52%)
  • Aspirin (467 people, 13.07%)
  • Lisinopril (372 people, 10.41%)
  • Lipitor (248 people, 6.94%)
  • Simvastatin (224 people, 6.27%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Rashes (1,115 people, 31.21%)
  • Skin Blushing/flushing (462 people, 12.93%)
  • Urticaria (362 people, 10.13%)
  • Fatigue (344 people, 9.63%)
  • Nausea (331 people, 9.26%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Do you have Itching when taking Metformin?

Metformin

Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Metformin 198,592 users)

Itching

Itching has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 159,899 Itching patients).

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