Review: could Metformin cause Ankle swelling?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 1, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.6/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 12,522 people who take Metformin. Among them, 5 have Ankle swelling. See who they are, when they have Ankle swelling and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Metformin hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 14,573 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes, type 2 diabetes. Commonly reported side effects of Metformin hydrochloride include nausea aggravated, nausea, blood glucose increased, renal failure acute, lactic acidosis.
Ankle swelling (latest reports from 3,158 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, depression, pain, gastroesophageal reflux disease.
On Mar, 1, 2014: 9,520 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin hydrochloride. Among them, 5 people (0.05%) have Ankle Swelling.
Time on Metformin hydrochloride when people have Ankle swelling * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Ankle swelling||0.00%||20.00%||20.00%||0.00%||40.00%||0.00%||20.00% |
Gender of people who have Ankle swelling when taking Metformin hydrochloride * :
|Ankle swelling||80.00%||20.00% |
Age of people who have Ankle swelling when taking Metformin hydrochloride * :
|Ankle swelling||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||20.00%||20.00%||40.00%||20.00% |
Severity of Ankle swelling when taking Metformin hydrochloride ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Ankle swelling||0.00%||40.00%||60.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Ankle swelling ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Ankle swelling||0.00%||100.00%||0.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Diabetes (3 people, 60.00%)
- High blood pressure (2 people, 40.00%)
- Blood thinner (2 people, 40.00%)
- Hypothyroidism (2 people, 40.00%)
- High blood cholesterol (2 people, 40.00%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lipitor (2 people, 40.00%)
- Levothyroxine sodium (2 people, 40.00%)
- Methylphenidate hydrochloride (1 people, 20.00%)
- Pravachol (1 people, 20.00%)
- Lovaza (1 people, 20.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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