Review: could Metformin cause Psoriasis?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 9, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.2/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 91,513 people who take Metformin. Among them, 262 have Psoriasis. See who they are, when they have Psoriasis and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Metformin (latest outcomes from 100,457 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes, type 2 diabetes. Commonly reported side effects of Metformin include blood glucose increased, nausea, nausea aggravated, weight decreased, nausea and vomiting.
Psoriasis (immune-mediated disease that affects the skin) (latest reports from 136,591 patients) has been reported by people with psoriatic arthropathy, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, crohn's disease, high blood cholesterol.
On Feb, 27, 2014: 91,358 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 249 people (0.27%) have Psoriasis.
Time on Metformin when people have Psoriasis * :
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Gender of people who have Psoriasis when taking Metformin * :
Age of people who have Psoriasis when taking Metformin * :
Severity of Psoriasis when taking Metformin ** :
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How people recovered from Psoriasis ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Psoriasis (120 people, 48.19%)
- Diabetes mellitus (92 people, 36.95%)
- Hypertension (57 people, 22.89%)
- Psoriatic arthropathy (51 people, 20.48%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (22 people, 8.84%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Metformin hcl (158 people, 63.45%)
- Humira (97 people, 38.96%)
- Aspirin (56 people, 22.49%)
- Lisinopril (48 people, 19.28%)
- Enbrel (41 people, 16.47%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Suffer mild psoriasis till I started metformin now severe psoriasis on 80% of skin surface
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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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