Review: could Metformin cause Ringing In The Ears?


Summary

Ringing in the ears is found among people who take Metformin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Lisinopril, and have Diabetes mellitus . We study 97,201 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 265 have Ringing in the ears. Find out below who they are, when they have Ringing in the ears and more.

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Metformin

Metformin has active ingredients of metformin. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Metformin 99,379 users)

Ringing In The Ears

Ringing in the ears has been reported by people with diarrhea, heart rate increased, drowsiness, fatigue, nausea (latest reports from 19,185 Ringing in the ears patients).

On Jul, 19, 2016

97,201 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 265 people (0.27%) have Ringing In The Ears


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin cause Ringing in the ears?

Time on Metformin when people have Ringing In The Ears *:

  • < 1 month: 5.13 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 10.26 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.69 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 15.38 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 17.95 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 30.77 %
  • 10+ years: 12.82 %

Gender of people who have Ringing In The Ears when taking Metformin *:

  • female: 49.81 %
  • male: 50.19 %

Age of people who have Ringing In The Ears when taking Metformin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 1.33 %
  • 30-39: 1.78 %
  • 40-49: 16.89 %
  • 50-59: 32.89 %
  • 60+: 47.11 %

Severity if Ringing In The Ears when taking Metformin **:

  • least: 6.67 %
  • moderate: 60.0 %
  • severe: 30.0 %
  • most severe: 3.33 %

How people recovered from Ringing In The Ears **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Diabetes Mellitus (54 people)
  • Hypertension (40 people)
  • Depression (34 people)
  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (26 people)
  • Hypothyroidism (18 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lisinopril (75 people)
  • Lipitor (40 people)
  • Aspirin (38 people)
  • Lantus (35 people)
  • Glyburide (30 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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