Metformin hydrochloride and Muscle atrophy - from FDA reports


Summary

Muscle atrophy is found among people who take Metformin Hydrochloride, especially for people who are male, 60+ old also take medication Lantus, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 14,740 people who have side effects while taking Metformin hydrochloride from FDA. Among them, 16 have Muscle atrophy. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle atrophy and more.

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Metformin Hydrochloride

Metformin hydrochloride has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Metformin hydrochloride 18,429 users)

Muscle Atrophy

Muscle atrophy (a decrease in the mass of the muscle) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure (latest reports from 8,143 Muscle atrophy patients).

On Feb, 27, 2017

14,740 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin Hydrochloride.
Among them, 16 people (0.11%) have Muscle Atrophy


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin hydrochloride cause Muscle atrophy?

Gender of people who have Muscle Atrophy when taking Metformin Hydrochloride *:

  • female: 12.5 %
  • male: 87.5 %

Age of people who have Muscle Atrophy when taking Metformin Hydrochloride *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 12.5 %
  • 60+: 87.5 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (5 people, 31.25%)
  • Hypertriglyceridaemia (3 people, 18.75%)
  • Rashes (2 people, 12.50%)
  • Heart Attack (2 people, 12.50%)
  • Brain Neoplasm Malignant (2 people, 12.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Simvastatin (3 people, 18.75%)
  • Ramipril (3 people, 18.75%)
  • Pepcid (3 people, 18.75%)
  • Lantus (3 people, 18.75%)
  • Aspirin (2 people, 12.50%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weakness (9 people, 56.25%)
  • Pain (7 people, 43.75%)
  • Myopathy (7 people, 43.75%)
  • Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased (6 people, 37.50%)
  • Malaise (5 people, 31.25%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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