Metformin and Systemic lupus erythematosus - from FDA reports


Summary

Systemic lupus erythematosus 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 Systemic lupus erythematosus 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 May, 13, 2017

191,114 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 121 people (0.06%) have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin cause Systemic lupus erythematosus?

Time on Metformin when people have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 100 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus when taking Metformin *:

  • female: 82.76 %
  • male: 17.24 %

Age of people who have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus when taking Metformin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 3.49 %
  • 20-29: 2.33 %
  • 30-39: 15.12 %
  • 40-49: 15.12 %
  • 50-59: 27.91 %
  • 60+: 36.05 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Diabetes (34 people, 28.10%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (26 people, 21.49%)
  • Type 2 Diabetes (17 people, 14.05%)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (17 people, 14.05%)
  • High Blood Pressure (15 people, 12.40%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Humira (20 people, 16.53%)
  • Plaquenil (15 people, 12.40%)
  • Nexium (15 people, 12.40%)
  • Methotrexate (14 people, 11.57%)
  • Synthroid (11 people, 9.09%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Drug Ineffective (19 people, 15.70%)
  • Pain (14 people, 11.57%)
  • Weight Decreased (13 people, 10.74%)
  • Pneumonia (13 people, 10.74%)
  • Weight Increased (12 people, 9.92%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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