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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 97,464 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 has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from 101,000 Metformin users)

Psoriasis

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 68,562 Psoriasis patients)

On Feb, 27, 2015: 97,464 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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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

    Reply

  • 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

    Reply

    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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