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Review: could Metformin cause Ringing in the ears (Tinnitus)?

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 Metformin hcl, and have Diabetes. We study 97,517 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 242 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 hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from 101,050 Metformin users)

Ringing in the ears

Ringing in the ears (a ringing in the ears) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 20,038 Ringing in the ears patients)

On May, 7, 2015: 97,507 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 242 people (0.25%) have Ringing In The Ears.

Trend of Ringing in the ears in Metformin reports

Time on Metformin when people have Ringing in the ears * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Ringing in the ears6.90%13.79%10.34%13.79%20.69%27.59%6.90%

Gender of people who have Ringing in the ears when taking Metformin * :

FemaleMale
Ringing in the ears45.70%54.30%

Age of people who have Ringing in the ears when taking Metformin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Ringing in the ears0.00%0.00%0.00%1.38%1.83%14.22%36.70%45.87%

Severity of Ringing in the ears when taking Metformin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Ringing in the ears8.00%60.00%32.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Ringing in the ears ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Ringing in the ears0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Diabetes mellitus (52 people, 21.49%)
  2. Hypertension (39 people, 16.12%)
  3. Depression (31 people, 12.81%)
  4. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (27 people, 11.16%)
  5. Anxiety (16 people, 6.61%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metformin hcl (152 people, 62.81%)
  2. Lisinopril (68 people, 28.10%)
  3. Aspirin (56 people, 23.14%)
  4. Lipitor (34 people, 14.05%)
  5. Glyburide (33 people, 13.64%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Tinnitis started after I started lutein with zeaxthan, and Metformin. Did not have it while I only took Lutein.

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  • Tinnitis started after I started lutein with zeaxthan, and Metformin. Did not have it while I only took Lutein.

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