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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 97,351 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 266 have Psoriasis. Find out below who they are, when they have Psoriasis and more.

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Metformin

Metformin (latest outcomes from 100,884 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes.

Trend of metformin reports

Psoriasis

Psoriasis (immune-mediated disease that affects the skin) (latest reports from 67,969 patients) has been reported by people with psoriatic arthropathy, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, crohn's disease, high blood cholesterol.

Trend of Psoriasis reports

On Nov, 27, 2014: 97,351 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 266 people (0.27%) have Psoriasis.

Trend of Psoriasis in Metformin reports

Time on Metformin when people have Psoriasis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Psoriasis40.00%0.00%0.00%20.00%0.00%40.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Psoriasis when taking Metformin * :

FemaleMale
Psoriasis57.79%42.21%

Age of people who have Psoriasis when taking Metformin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Psoriasis0.00%0.00%0.00%1.29%11.21%15.09%31.90%40.52%

Severity of Psoriasis when taking Metformin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Psoriasis25.00%25.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Psoriasis ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Psoriasis0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Psoriasis (126 people, 47.37%)
  2. Diabetes mellitus (95 people, 35.71%)
  3. Hypertension (59 people, 22.18%)
  4. Psoriatic arthropathy (53 people, 19.92%)
  5. Blood cholesterol increased (22 people, 8.27%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metformin hcl (161 people, 60.53%)
  2. Humira (99 people, 37.22%)
  3. Aspirin (62 people, 23.31%)
  4. Lisinopril (52 people, 19.55%)
  5. Enbrel (43 people, 16.17%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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