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Review: could Metformin cause Ringing in the ears?

Summary: Ringing in the ears could be caused by Metformin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take Metformin hcl, and have Diabetes mellitus.

We study 97,041 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 245 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 (latest outcomes from 100,539 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in type 2 diabetes.

Ringing in the ears

Ringing in the ears (a ringing in the ears) (latest reports from 113,035 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, stress and anxiety.

On Apr, 7, 2014: 97,138 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 241 people (0.25%) have Ringing In The Ears. They amount to 0.21% of all the 112,839 people who have Ringing In The Ears on eHealthMe.

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 ears7.14%14.29%10.71%14.29%17.86%28.57%7.14%

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

FemaleMale
Ringing in the ears45.49%54.51%

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%1.84%14.29%36.41%46.08%

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

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Ringing in the ears8.33%58.33%33.33%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 (51 people, 21.16%)
  2. Hypertension (39 people, 16.18%)
  3. Depression (30 people, 12.45%)
  4. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (27 people, 11.20%)
  5. Anxiety (16 people, 6.64%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metformin hcl (152 people, 63.07%)
  2. Lisinopril (68 people, 28.22%)
  3. Aspirin (56 people, 23.24%)
  4. Lipitor (34 people, 14.11%)
  5. Glyburide (33 people, 13.69%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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