A study for a 60 year old woman who takes Metformin - from FDA reports


Summary

33,232 females aged 60 (±5) who take the same drug are studied. This is a personalized study for a 60 year old female patient who has High Blood Pressure, Diabetes. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA.

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On Oct, 11, 2017

33,232 females aged 60 (±5) who take Metformin are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Metformin for a 60-year old woman.

Information of the patient in this study:

  • Age: 60
  • Gender: female
  • Conditions: High Blood Pressure, Diabetes
  • Drugs taken:
    • Metformin (metformin hydrochloride)

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common side effects over time

< 1 month:
  • nausea
  • diarrhea
  • malaise
  • nausea and vomiting
  • drug abuse and dependence
  • fatigue
  • dizziness
  • blood glucose increased
  • breathing difficulty
  • rashes
1 - 6 months:
  • lactic acidosis
  • diarrhea
  • nausea
  • blood glucose increased
  • nausea and vomiting
  • renal failure acute
  • dizziness
  • abdominal pain
  • breathing difficulty
  • weight decreased
6 - 12 months:
  • nausea
  • presyncope
  • hyperhidrosis
  • lactic acidosis
  • fatigue
  • rashes
  • breathing difficulty
  • diarrhea
  • headache
  • abdominal pain upper
1 - 2 years:
  • breathing difficulty
  • nausea
  • chest pain
  • blood glucose increased
  • fatigue
  • cataract
  • pain
  • lactic acidosis
  • heart palpitations
  • angina unstable
2 - 5 years:
  • renal failure acute
  • lactic acidosis
  • heart attack
  • diarrhea
  • pancreatitis acute
  • cardiac failure congestive
  • weight increased
  • hypoglycemia
  • coronary heart disease
  • metabolic acidosis
5 - 10 years:
  • nausea and vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • cardiac failure congestive
  • metabolic acidosis
  • heart attack
  • anuria
  • lactic acidosis
  • abdominal pain upper
  • osteomyelitis
  • nausea
10+ years:
  • heart attack
  • nausea and vomiting
  • renal failure acute
  • dehydration
  • weight decreased
  • hypoglycemia
  • coronary heart disease
  • nausea
  • weakness
  • atherosclerosis
not specified:
  • nausea
  • blood glucose increased
  • weight decreased
  • diarrhea
  • nausea and vomiting
  • fatigue
  • dizziness
  • drug ineffective
  • headache
  • appetite - decreased

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (2,789 people, 8.39%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (1,914 people, 5.76%)
  • Depression (1,472 people, 4.43%)
  • Pain (1,256 people, 3.78%)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (945 people, 2.84%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Byetta (5,225 people, 15.72%)
  • Lipitor (2,586 people, 7.78%)
  • Lantus (2,561 people, 7.71%)
  • Aspirin (2,352 people, 7.08%)
  • Lisinopril (2,235 people, 6.73%)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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