Could Metformin cause Psoriasis - from FDA reports


Summary

Psoriasis is found among people who take Metformin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Humira, and have Diabetes . We study 91,599 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA. Among them, 658 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 Metformin 183,195 users)

Psoriasis

Psoriasis (immune-mediated disease that affects the skin) has been reported by people with psoriasis, psoriatic arthropathy, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, crohn's disease (latest reports from 164,177 Psoriasis patients).

On Nov, 26, 2016

91,599 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 658 people (0.72%) have Psoriasis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin cause Psoriasis?

Time on Metformin when people have Psoriasis *:

  • < 1 month: 14.29 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 42.86 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 14.29 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 14.29 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 14.29 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Psoriasis when taking Metformin *:

  • female: 61.42 %
  • male: 38.58 %

Age of people who have Psoriasis when taking Metformin *:

  • 0-1: 0.44 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.22 %
  • 20-29: 1.33 %
  • 30-39: 4.44 %
  • 40-49: 14.89 %
  • 50-59: 32.22 %
  • 60+: 46.44 %

Severity of Psoriasis **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Humira (338 people, 51.37%)
  • Enbrel (112 people, 17.02%)
  • Methotrexate (72 people, 10.94%)
  • Lisinopril (70 people, 10.64%)
  • Lantus (70 people, 10.64%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • High Blood Pressure (178 people, 27.05%)
  • Psoriatic Arthropathy (169 people, 25.68%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (124 people, 18.84%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (44 people, 6.69%)
  • Depression (44 people, 6.69%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Drug Ineffective (105 people, 15.96%)
  • Joint Pain (65 people, 9.88%)
  • Rashes (53 people, 8.05%)
  • Pain In Extremity (46 people, 6.99%)
  • Pain (46 people, 6.99%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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