Review: could Metformin cause Bone and joint pain?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 10, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.4/4
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, 274 have Bone and joint pain. See who they are, when they have Bone and joint pain 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.
Bone and joint pain
Bone and joint pain (latest reports from 783,648 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis.
On Feb, 27, 2014: 9,520 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin hydrochloride. Among them, 176 people (1.85%) have Bone And Joint Pain.
Time on Metformin hydrochloride when people have Bone and joint pain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Bone and joint pain||10.34%||37.93%||3.45%||0.00%||24.14%||24.14%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Bone and joint pain when taking Metformin hydrochloride * :
|Bone and joint pain||62.71%||37.29% |
Age of people who have Bone and joint pain when taking Metformin hydrochloride * :
|Bone and joint pain||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||1.91%||5.73%||13.38%||35.67%||43.31% |
Severity of Bone and joint pain when taking Metformin hydrochloride ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Bone and joint pain||0.00%||61.90%||38.10%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Bone and joint pain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Bone and joint pain||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Diabetes mellitus (40 people, 22.73%)
- Hypertension (30 people, 17.05%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (23 people, 13.07%)
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus (18 people, 10.23%)
- Depression (14 people, 7.95%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (35 people, 19.89%)
- Simvastatin (24 people, 13.64%)
- Lisinopril (22 people, 12.50%)
- Lipitor (21 people, 11.93%)
- Actos (19 people, 10.80%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (4 months ago):
headaches and fatigue seem to come and go throughout the day.
From this study (1 year ago):
Joint pain in various joints....alternates hands, leg, toes, fingers, knees, shoulder
Juliana on Oct, 5, 2012:
me too. I also had pleurisy and pericarditis. Write me please: leakel@gmail ! Thanks Juliana 31 years.
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)
From this study (2 years ago):
Missed my dose of metformin last night and today no more joint pain.
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