Could Metformin cause Psoriasis - from FDA reports
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 176,252 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA. Among them, 907 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 Metformin 183,262 users)
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 164,199 Psoriasis patients).
On Dec, 26, 2016
176,252 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 907 people (0.51%) have Psoriasis
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Metformin when people have Psoriasis *:
- < 1 month: 25.0 %
- 1 - 6 months: 41.67 %
- 6 - 12 months: 8.33 %
- 1 - 2 years: 8.33 %
- 2 - 5 years: 8.33 %
- 5 - 10 years: 8.33 %
- 10+ years: 0.0 %
Gender of people who have Psoriasis when taking Metformin *:
- female: 60.49 %
- male: 39.51 %
Age of people who have Psoriasis when taking Metformin *:
- 0-1: 0.31 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 0.15 %
- 20-29: 1.07 %
- 30-39: 6.41 %
- 40-49: 16.18 %
- 50-59: 32.21 %
- 60+: 43.66 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Diabetes (380 people, 41.90%)
- Psoriatic Arthropathy (228 people, 25.14%)
- High Blood Pressure (225 people, 24.81%)
- High Blood Cholesterol (159 people, 17.53%)
- Type 2 Diabetes (64 people, 7.06%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Humira (422 people, 46.53%)
- Enbrel (156 people, 17.20%)
- Lisinopril (112 people, 12.35%)
- Aspirin (101 people, 11.14%)
- Methotrexate (95 people, 10.47%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Drug Ineffective (125 people, 13.78%)
- Joint Pain (95 people, 10.47%)
- Rashes (80 people, 8.82%)
- Pain (73 people, 8.05%)
- Pain In Extremity (67 people, 7.39%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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