Metformin hydrochloride and Muscle atrophy - from FDA reports


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. This review analyzes which people have Muscle atrophy with Metformin hydrochloride. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 16,103 people who have side effects when taking Metformin hydrochloride from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On May, 08, 2017

16,103 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin Hydrochloride.
Among them, 16 people (0.1%) have Muscle Atrophy

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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.

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Do you have Muscle atrophy when taking Metformin hydrochloride?

Metformin Hydrochloride

Metformin hydrochloride has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Metformin hydrochloride 19,806 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 8,494 Muscle atrophy patients).

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