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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 mellitus.

We study 97,386 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

Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Metformin 100,917 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 Systemic lupus erythematosus 13,078 patients)

On Nov, 26, 2014: 97,351 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 69 people (0.07%) have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.

Trend of Systemic lupus erythematosus in Metformin reports

Time on Metformin when people have Systemic lupus erythematosus * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Systemic lupus erythematosus0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Systemic lupus erythematosus when taking Metformin * :

FemaleMale
Systemic lupus erythematosus87.88%12.12%

Age of people who have Systemic lupus erythematosus when taking Metformin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Systemic lupus erythematosus0.00%0.00%1.79%0.00%7.14%16.07%33.93%41.07%

Severity of Systemic lupus erythematosus when taking Metformin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Systemic lupus erythematosus0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

How people recovered from Systemic lupus erythematosus ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Diabetes mellitus (16 people, 23.19%)
  2. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (12 people, 17.39%)
  3. Pain (7 people, 10.14%)
  4. Psoriasis (7 people, 10.14%)
  5. Rheumatoid arthritis (6 people, 8.70%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metformin hcl (34 people, 49.28%)
  2. Byetta (14 people, 20.29%)
  3. Metformin hydrochloride (13 people, 18.84%)
  4. Clonazepam (7 people, 10.14%)
  5. Humira (7 people, 10.14%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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