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Review: could Metformin cause Ankle swelling?

Summary: Ankle swelling could be caused by Metformin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Lipitor, and have Diabetes.

We study 12,739 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 5 have Ankle swelling. Find out below who they are, when they have Ankle swelling and more.

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Metformin hydrochloride

Metformin hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 14,580 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes.

Ankle swelling

Ankle swelling (latest reports from 3,394 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, depression, pain, gastroesophageal reflux disease.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 12,527 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin hydrochloride. Among them, 5 people (0.04%) have Ankle Swelling. They amount to 0.15% of all the 3,358 people who have Ankle Swelling on eHealthMe.

Trend of Ankle swelling in Metformin hydrochloride reports

Time on Metformin hydrochloride when people have Ankle swelling * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Ankle swelling0.00%20.00%20.00%0.00%40.00%0.00%20.00%

Gender of people who have Ankle swelling when taking Metformin hydrochloride * :

FemaleMale
Ankle swelling80.00%20.00%

Age of people who have Ankle swelling when taking Metformin hydrochloride * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Ankle swelling0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%20.00%20.00%40.00%20.00%

Severity of Ankle swelling when taking Metformin hydrochloride ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Ankle swelling0.00%40.00%60.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Ankle swelling ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Ankle swelling0.00%100.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Diabetes (3 people, 60.00%)
  2. High blood pressure (2 people, 40.00%)
  3. Blood thinner (2 people, 40.00%)
  4. Hypothyroidism (2 people, 40.00%)
  5. High blood cholesterol (2 people, 40.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lipitor (2 people, 40.00%)
  2. Levothyroxine sodium (2 people, 40.00%)
  3. Methylphenidate hydrochloride (1 people, 20.00%)
  4. Pravachol (1 people, 20.00%)
  5. Lovaza (1 people, 20.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Anna Marie on Jun, 12, 2010:

    I have been taking 50,000 units of Vitamin D once a week and my feet and ankles are swollen. I was concerned it was my heart, but once I saw that other people were having this problem, then I realized it could be the Vitamin D. I think Doctor's push too much medication on us. Going out in the sun, 20 minutes a day probably will take care of any Vitamin D deficiency.

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