Review: could Metformin cause Systemic lupus erythematosus?
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 - 2 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, 69 have Systemic lupus erythematosus. Find out below who they are, when they have Systemic lupus erythematosus and more.
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Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from 101,050 Metformin users)
Systemic lupus erythematosus
Systemic lupus erythematosus (an autoimmune disease, which means the body's immune system mistakenly, attacks healthy tissue) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 13,120 Systemic lupus erythematosus patients)
On May, 4, 2015: 97,507 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 69 people (0.07%) have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.
Time on Metformin when people have Systemic lupus erythematosus * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Systemic lupus erythematosus||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Systemic lupus erythematosus when taking Metformin * :
|Systemic lupus erythematosus||87.88%||12.12% |
Age of people who have Systemic lupus erythematosus when taking Metformin * :
|Systemic lupus erythematosus||0.00%||0.00%||1.79%||0.00%||7.14%||16.07%||33.93%||41.07% |
Severity of Systemic lupus erythematosus when taking Metformin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Systemic lupus erythematosus||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
How people recovered from Systemic lupus erythematosus ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Diabetes mellitus (16 people, 23.19%)
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus (12 people, 17.39%)
- Pain (7 people, 10.14%)
- Psoriasis (7 people, 10.14%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (6 people, 8.70%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Metformin hcl (34 people, 49.28%)
- Byetta (14 people, 20.29%)
- Metformin hydrochloride (13 people, 18.84%)
- Clonazepam (7 people, 10.14%)
- Humira (7 people, 10.14%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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