Review: could Metformin cause Psoriasis?
Summary: Psoriasis is found among people who take Metformin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Metformin hcl, and have Psoriasis.
We study 97,426 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 262 have Psoriasis. Find out below who they are, when they have Psoriasis and more.
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Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from 100,962 Metformin users)
Psoriasis (immune-mediated disease that affects the skin) has been reported by people with psoriatic arthropathy, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, crohn's disease, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 68,508 Psoriasis patients)
On Dec, 27, 2014: 97,386 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 266 people (0.27%) have Psoriasis.
Time on Metformin when people have Psoriasis * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Psoriasis when taking Metformin * :
Age of people who have Psoriasis when taking Metformin * :
Severity of Psoriasis when taking Metformin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Psoriasis ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Psoriasis (126 people, 47.37%)
- Diabetes mellitus (95 people, 35.71%)
- Hypertension (59 people, 22.18%)
- Psoriatic arthropathy (53 people, 19.92%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (22 people, 8.27%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Metformin hcl (161 people, 60.53%)
- Humira (99 people, 37.22%)
- Aspirin (62 people, 23.31%)
- Lisinopril (52 people, 19.55%)
- Enbrel (43 people, 16.17%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Comments from related studies:
From this study (1 year ago):
Suffer mild psoriasis till I started metformin now severe psoriasis on 80% of skin surface
From this study (2 years ago):
I have psoriasis in the scalp and have had it for several years. I am wondering if it is a side effect of this drug
Marti on Nov, 7, 2012:
I break out with plaque psoriasis every time I'm given a lot of amoxicillian. My skin was clear and smooth, and then I fell and caused a compound fracture and compress disc on my spine.
afterwards I broke out all over. Mostly on my scalp on upper arms this time.
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