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Review: could Metformin cause Bone and joint pain?

Summary: Bone and joint pain could be caused by Metformin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Aspirin, and have Diabetes mellitus.

We study 12,739 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 274 have Bone and joint pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Bone and joint pain 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.

Bone and joint pain

Bone and joint pain (latest reports from 797,457 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 12,527 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin hydrochloride. Among them, 274 people (2.19%) have Bone And Joint Pain. They amount to 0.03% of all the 794,917 people who have Bone And Joint Pain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Bone and joint pain in Metformin hydrochloride reports

Time on Metformin hydrochloride when people have Bone and joint pain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Bone and joint pain9.68%35.48%3.23%0.00%29.03%22.58%0.00%

Gender of people who have Bone and joint pain when taking Metformin hydrochloride * :

FemaleMale
Bone and joint pain61.54%38.46%

Age of people who have Bone and joint pain when taking Metformin hydrochloride * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Bone and joint pain0.00%0.00%0.90%1.35%5.86%13.96%31.98%45.95%

Severity of Bone and joint pain when taking Metformin hydrochloride ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Bone and joint pain0.00%61.90%38.10%0.00%

How people recovered from Bone and joint pain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Bone and joint pain0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Diabetes mellitus (52 people, 18.98%)
  2. Hypertension (36 people, 13.14%)
  3. Rheumatoid arthritis (28 people, 10.22%)
  4. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (20 people, 7.30%)
  5. Multiple myeloma (17 people, 6.20%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (53 people, 19.34%)
  2. Lisinopril (37 people, 13.50%)
  3. Simvastatin (30 people, 10.95%)
  4. Actos (27 people, 9.85%)
  5. Lipitor (26 people, 9.49%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Joint pain in various joints....alternates hands, leg, toes, fingers, knees, shoulder

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    Juliana on Oct, 5, 2012:

    me too. I also had pleurisy and pericarditis. Write me please: leakel@gmail ! Thanks Juliana 31 years.

    Reply

    Lana on Oct, 15, 2012:

    yeap... occasionally cough up blood, due to extreme cold weather (Chicago)- and sometimes pain in the upper back area.. and yes stress - and I also have joint pain.. I've had 4 CT lung scans, all normal. Female, 60yr old (but had this problem for years & on occasions only)

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Missed my dose of metformin last night and today no more joint pain.

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