Review: Metformin and Aspirin
This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Metformin and Aspirin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 18,975 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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What are the drugs
Metformin (latest outcomes from 100,884 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes.
Aspirin (latest outcomes from 164,483 users) has active ingredients of aspirin. It is often used in blood clots.
On Nov, 13, 2014: 18,973 people who take Metformin, Aspirin are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Metformin (metformin hydrochloride)
- Aspirin (aspirin)
Drug effectiveness over time :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Metformin is effective||36.36%|
(4 of 11 people)
(7 of 28 people)
(14 of 28 people)
(27 of 71 people)
(48 of 100 people)
(45 of 93 people)
(18 of 45 people)
(1 of 1 people)
|Aspirin is effective||41.67%|
(5 of 12 people)
(7 of 20 people)
(4 of 19 people)
(18 of 38 people)
(38 of 92 people)
(45 of 86 people)
(29 of 51 people)
(0 of 1 people)
Most common drug interactions over time * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Vomiting||Renal Failure Acute||Renal Failure Acute||Renal Failure Acute||Renal Failure Acute||Renal Failure Acute||Hyperkalaemia||Nausea|
|Renal Failure Acute||Lactic Acidosis||Lactic Acidosis||Hypoglycaemia||Lactic Acidosis||Weight Decreased||Fatigue||Blood Glucose Increased|
|Diarrhoea||Confusional State||Skin Ulcer||Vomiting||Dehydration||Constipation||Renal Failure Acute||Dyspnoea|
|Hypoglycaemia||Asthenia||Malaise||Rhabdomyolysis||Diarrhoea||Nausea||Renal Failure||Renal Failure Acute|
|Hyperkalaemia||Blood Glucose Increased||Hypoglycaemia||Nausea||Vomiting||Dystonia||Vomiting||Vomiting|
|Hyponatraemia||Nausea||Vomiting||Cellulitis||Fatigue||Hiatus Hernia||Metabolic Acidosis||Dizziness|
|Dehydration||Acidosis||Osteomyelitis||Skin Ulcer||Myocardial Infarction||Tremor||Dizziness||Diarrhoea|
|Headache||Abdominal Pain||Jaundice Cholestatic||Osteomyelitis||Nausea||Muscle Spasms||Injury||Weight Decreased|
|Nausea||Renal Failure||Diabetic Foot Infection||Diabetic Foot Infection||Renal Failure||Hypoglycaemia||Electrocardiogram Pr Prolongation||Fatigue|
Drug effectiveness by gender :
|Metformin is effective||38.92%|
(65 of 167 people)
(99 of 208 people)
|Aspirin is effective||44.27%|
(58 of 131 people)
(88 of 188 people)
Most common drug interactions by gender * :
|Nausea||Blood Glucose Increased|
|Blood Glucose Increased||Dyspnoea|
|Dyspnoea||Renal Failure Acute|
|Renal Failure Acute||Myocardial Infarction|
Drug effectiveness by age :
|Metformin is effective||n/a||n/a||n/a||50.00%|
(1 of 2 people)
(7 of 26 people)
(18 of 101 people)
(69 of 195 people)
(69 of 268 people)
|Aspirin is effective||n/a||n/a||n/a||50.00%|
(1 of 2 people)
(5 of 19 people)
(18 of 89 people)
(51 of 170 people)
(71 of 234 people)
Most common drug interactions by age * :
|Neonatal Respiratory Distress Syndrome||Accidental Exposure||Oedema Peripheral||Deep Vein Thrombosis||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Nausea||Nausea||Nausea|
|Conjunctival Haemorrhage||Duodenal Ulcer Haemorrhage||Hypercoagulation||Pain||Pain||Diabetes Mellitus||Blood Glucose Increased||Renal Failure Acute|
|Cryptorchism||Faeces Discoloured||Pain In Extremity||Nausea||Vomiting||Blood Glucose Increased||Vomiting||Blood Glucose Increased|
|Congenital Teratoma||Diarrhoea||Pulmonary Embolism||Pulmonary Embolism||Nausea||Pain||Pain||Dyspnoea|
|Cerebrovascular Accident||Neutrophil Count Decreased||Cholecystitis Chronic||Anxiety||Deep Vein Thrombosis||Vomiting||Dizziness||Vomiting|
|Hypoglycaemia Neonatal||Loss Of Consciousness||Deep Vein Thrombosis||Dizziness||Headache||Dizziness||Renal Failure Acute||Diarrhoea|
|Respiratory Distress||Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage||Cholelithiasis||Vomiting||Diabetes Mellitus||Chest Pain||Weight Decreased||Asthenia|
|Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Syncope||Completed Suicide||Blood Glucose Increased||Diarrhoea||Myocardial Infarction||Dyspnoea||Weight Decreased|
|Chest Pain||Adrenal Mass||Condition Aggravated||Abortion Spontaneous||Chest Pain||Dyspnoea||Diarrhoea||Dizziness|
|Jaundice Neonatal||Influenza Like Illness||Flushing||Feeling Hot||Pulmonary Embolism||Fatigue||Myocardial Infarction||Fatigue|
* Some reports may have incomplete information.
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- What drugs cause male breast enlargement
(Asked by a 62 year old man who has Hydrocele, Breast Enlargement, and takes Hydrochlorothiazide, Metformin)
At age 62 breast seam to enlarge over the last two years
- How to deal with low blood pressure caused by metformin
(Asked by a 75 year old man who has Low Blood Pressure, and takes Metformin)
I was on Accupril 5 mg for more than 10 years with little or no side effects. I was diagnosed with early Type 2 diabetes and the doctor prescribed Metformin 500 mg 2 tablets a day. After about 3 months, the blood pressure was too low 88 Sistolic 45 diastolic and suffered syncope. I reduced Accupr ...
- Can high dose aspirin cause joint pain like arthritis?
(Asked by a 71 year old woman who has Arthritis, and takes Aspirin)
Told by Cardiologist to take 300mg aspirin daily and anti coagulant, both for about 1 year following insertion of stent, and because of 60% blockage on another unstented artery. Now getting joint pains like arthritis.
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I had a two-level spinal fusion at L4-S1 in 2000 after being injuried at work in Sept. 24, 1997. I lost everything after...the unjury, ability to do my job, my wife and family (couldn't take the strain) my home, my sense of self and purpose, direction and belonging...credit rating and ability to pay ...
- Could prilosec cause an elevated blood sugar
(Asked by a 64 year old woman who has DIABETES, and takes Metformin, Prilosec)
I've been on Prilosec for about 1 month & my blood sugars have been elevated starting shortly after I started on it. could Prilosec be causing it? Nothing else has changed with my meds or lifestyle.
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(Posted by a 69 year old woman who has Had Triple Bypass And On , and takes Rosuvastatin Calcium, Perindopril Erbumine, Aspirin)
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- Reaction to methylpred
(Posted by a 42 year old woman who has Tingling And Numbness, and takes Baby Aspirin, Paroxetine Hydrochloride)
I have a severe case of poison ivy for which I was given Prednisone. Still suffering 1 week later went back to doctor (was at 2x/day at that point) and was then put on methylpred 4mg PAK. Today is my second day on this. First noted tingling on my insides in my trunk area this morning, later in arms ...
Complete drug side effects:
On eHealthMe, Metformin (metformin hydrochloride) is often used to treat type 2 diabetes. Aspirin (aspirin) is often used to treat blood clots. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
What is the drug used for and how effective is it:
- Metformin is used in:
- Aspirin is used in:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
- Metformin alternatives:
- Aspirin alternatives:
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