Who have Itching with Metformin?


Summary

Itching is found among people who take Metformin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Lisinopril, and have Diabetes . We study 91,591 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,839 have Itching. Find out below who they are, when they have Itching and more.

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Metformin

Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Metformin 183,195 users)

Itching

Itching has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 150,259 Itching patients).

On Nov, 17, 2016

91,591 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 1,839 people (2.01%) have Itching


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin cause Itching?

Time on Metformin when people have Itching *:

  • < 1 month: 16.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 33.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.33 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.42 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 14.58 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 12.5 %
  • 10+ years: 4.17 %

Gender of people who have Itching when taking Metformin *:

  • female: 60.08 %
  • male: 39.92 %

Age of people who have Itching when taking Metformin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.36 %
  • 20-29: 0.8 %
  • 30-39: 3.34 %
  • 40-49: 10.82 %
  • 50-59: 27.23 %
  • 60+: 57.44 %

Severity of Itching **:

  • least: 5.56 %
  • moderate: 44.44 %
  • severe: 44.44 %
  • most severe: 5.56 %

How people recovered from Itching **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 5.88 %
  • not yet: 94.12 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lisinopril (187 people, 10.17%)
  • Niaspan (169 people, 9.19%)
  • Aspirin (141 people, 7.67%)
  • Lisinopril. (124 people, 6.74%)
  • Amlodipine (122 people, 6.63%)

Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Metformin, learn more )

Potential co-existing conditions

  • Hepatitis C (93 people, 5.06%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Rashes (544 people, 29.58%)
  • Skin Blushing/flushing (199 people, 10.82%)
  • Fatigue (187 people, 10.17%)
  • Urticaria (183 people, 9.95%)
  • Nausea (160 people, 8.70%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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