Review: could Metformin cause Muscle atrophy?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 21, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.0/4
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, 8 have Muscle atrophy. See who they are, when they have Muscle atrophy 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.
Muscle atrophy (a decrease in the mass of the muscle) (latest reports from 36,160 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain.
On Feb, 8, 2014: 9,520 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin hydrochloride. Among them, 8 people (0.08%) 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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