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Review: could Metformin cause Bone density decreased?

Summary: Bone density decreased could be caused by Metformin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Xalatan, and have Diabetes mellitus.

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

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On Apr, 11, 2014: 12,527 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin hydrochloride. Among them, 5 people (0.04%) have Bone Density Decreased. They amount to 0.01% of all the 45,469 people who have Bone Density Decreased on eHealthMe.

Trend of Bone density decreased in Metformin hydrochloride reports

Time on Metformin hydrochloride when people have Bone density decreased * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Bone density decreased0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Bone density decreased when taking Metformin hydrochloride * :

FemaleMale
Bone density decreased80.00%20.00%

Age of people who have Bone density decreased when taking Metformin hydrochloride * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Bone density decreased0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

Severity of Bone density decreased when taking Metformin hydrochloride ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Bone density decreased0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Bone density decreased ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Diabetes mellitus (1 people, 20.00%)
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis (1 people, 20.00%)
  3. Fluid retention (1 people, 20.00%)
  4. Acid reflux (1 people, 20.00%)
  5. Diabetes mellitus non-insulin-dependent (1 people, 20.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Xalatan (1 people, 20.00%)
  2. Progesterone (1 people, 20.00%)
  3. Lisinopril (1 people, 20.00%)
  4. Ibuprofen (1 people, 20.00%)
  5. Prilosec (1 people, 20.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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