Review: could Metformin hydrochloride cause Muscle atrophy?
Summary: Muscle atrophy is found among people who take Metformin hydrochloride, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Simvastatin, and have High blood cholesterol.
We study 12,766 people who have side effects while taking Metformin hydrochloride from FDA and social media. Among them, 8 have Muscle atrophy. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle atrophy and more.
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Metformin hydrochloride has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from 14,611 Metformin hydrochloride users)
Muscle atrophy (a decrease in the mass of the muscle) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain. (latest reports from 5,638 Muscle atrophy patients)
On Jan, 30, 2015: 12,766 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin hydrochloride. Among them, 8 people (0.06%) have Muscle Atrophy.
Time on Metformin hydrochloride when people have Muscle atrophy * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Muscle atrophy||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||50.00%||50.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Muscle atrophy when taking Metformin hydrochloride * :
|Muscle atrophy||0.00%||100.00% |
Age of people who have Muscle atrophy when taking Metformin hydrochloride * :
|Muscle atrophy||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Severity of Muscle atrophy when taking Metformin hydrochloride ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Muscle atrophy||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Muscle atrophy ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypercholesterolaemia (3 people, 37.50%)
- Myocardial infarction (2 people, 25.00%)
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus (2 people, 25.00%)
- Bph (1 people, 12.50%)
- Neuropathy (1 people, 12.50%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Simvastatin (4 people, 50.00%)
- Ramipril (3 people, 37.50%)
- Furosemide (1 people, 12.50%)
- Metolazone (1 people, 12.50%)
- All other therapeutic products (1 people, 12.50%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Behavioral and physical changes came on seemingly all at once, not gradually over time.
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