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 High density lipoprotein decreased. 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 Jul, 21, 2017

191,114 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 3,586 people (1.88%) 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: 4.17 %
  • 10+ years: 1.04 %

Gender of people who have Itching when taking Metformin *:

  • female: 59.66 %
  • male: 40.34 %

Age of people who have Itching when taking Metformin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.04 %
  • 10-19: 0.41 %
  • 20-29: 0.93 %
  • 30-39: 3.1 %
  • 40-49: 12.24 %
  • 50-59: 25.78 %
  • 60+: 57.46 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (150 people, 4.18%)
  • High Density Lipoprotein Decreased (150 people, 4.18%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (140 people, 3.90%)
  • Depression (128 people, 3.57%)
  • Hepatitis C (120 people, 3.35%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Niaspan (483 people, 13.47%)
  • Aspirin (468 people, 13.05%)
  • Lisinopril (373 people, 10.40%)
  • Lipitor (250 people, 6.97%)
  • Simvastatin (225 people, 6.27%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Rashes (1,116 people, 31.12%)
  • Skin Blushing/flushing (462 people, 12.88%)
  • Urticaria (362 people, 10.09%)
  • Fatigue (345 people, 9.62%)
  • Nausea (332 people, 9.26%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Metformin 206,699 users)

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