Metformin and 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. This review analyzes which people have Psoriasis with Metformin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 191,114 people who have side effects when taking Metformin from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 06, 2017

191,114 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 1,005 people (0.53%) have Psoriasis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin cause Psoriasis?

Time on Metformin when people have Psoriasis *:

  • < 1 month: 18.18 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 45.45 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.09 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.09 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 9.09 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 9.09 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Psoriasis when taking Metformin *:

  • female: 60.22 %
  • male: 39.78 %

Age of people who have Psoriasis when taking Metformin *:

  • 0-1: 0.28 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.14 %
  • 20-29: 1.12 %
  • 30-39: 5.88 %
  • 40-49: 17.09 %
  • 50-59: 31.93 %
  • 60+: 43.56 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Diabetes (399 people, 39.70%)
  • Psoriatic Arthropathy (249 people, 24.78%)
  • High Blood Pressure (237 people, 23.58%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (163 people, 16.22%)
  • Type 2 Diabetes (70 people, 6.97%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Humira (433 people, 43.08%)
  • Enbrel (169 people, 16.82%)
  • Lisinopril (112 people, 11.14%)
  • Aspirin (101 people, 10.05%)
  • Methotrexate (95 people, 9.45%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Drug Ineffective (135 people, 13.43%)
  • Joint Pain (104 people, 10.35%)
  • Rashes (90 people, 8.96%)
  • Pain (78 people, 7.76%)
  • Pain In Extremity (69 people, 6.87%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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