eHealthMe - Personalized health information & community eHealthMe - Personalized health information & community

Personalized health information & community

  Tools   Community
All drugs: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
All conditions: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Check symptoms       Compare drugs       Ask question       Write review       Answered/ Unanswered       Reviews

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.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Metformin hydrochloride and have Muscle atrophy >>>

 

 

 

 

Metformin hydrochloride

Metformin hydrochloride has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from 14,611 Metformin hydrochloride users)

Muscle atrophy

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.

Trend of Muscle atrophy in Metformin hydrochloride reports

Time on Metformin hydrochloride when people have Muscle atrophy * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Muscle atrophy0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Muscle atrophy when taking Metformin hydrochloride * :

FemaleMale
Muscle atrophy0.00%100.00%

Age of people who have Muscle atrophy when taking Metformin hydrochloride * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Muscle atrophy0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

Severity of Muscle atrophy when taking Metformin hydrochloride ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Muscle atrophy0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Muscle atrophy ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypercholesterolaemia (3 people, 37.50%)
  2. Myocardial infarction (2 people, 25.00%)
  3. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (2 people, 25.00%)
  4. Bph (1 people, 12.50%)
  5. Neuropathy (1 people, 12.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Simvastatin (4 people, 50.00%)
  2. Ramipril (3 people, 37.50%)
  3. Furosemide (1 people, 12.50%)
  4. Metolazone (1 people, 12.50%)
  5. All other therapeutic products (1 people, 12.50%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

Do you have Muscle Atrophy while taking Metformin Hydrochloride?

You are not alone! Join a mobile support group:
- support group for people who take Metformin hydrochloride and have Muscle Atrophy
- support group for people who take Metformin hydrochloride
- support group for people who have Muscle Atrophy

Drugs in real world that are associated with:

Could your condition cause:

Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

More questions for: Metformin hydrochloride, Muscle atrophy

You may be interested at these reviews (Write a review):

  • Blood sugar level while taking veltrex
    I been taking Veltrex for a viral infection in my eye for 3 days and today my blood sugar was 448.My normal blood sugar runs around 146.
  • Escitalopram /narcolepsy
    Began taking escitalopram one month ago. Having narcoleptic type sleep incidents as well as unwanted suicidal thoughts. Legs and arms also go out. Sleeping up to thirteen or more hours per day.
  • Hair loss with metformin hydrochloride usage
    I have been taking the drug Metformin Hydrochloride for about 5 months and definitely find that I am losing hair which is a problem I have never experienced. Always had the healthiest hair, no problems. Well, I am finding that I am losing lair significantly and feel that the manufacturer of this drug should post that this is a side effect as so many have been complaining of the same side effect. I also began having problems with my teeth and always prided myself of having great teeth with no problems. I also understand that if there is a deficiency of Vitamin B12 that this together with taking this drug can cause these issues of hair loss and mouth/teeth problems. Again; I feel this should be totally and more readily informed to anyone taking this drug. I don't feel that anyone should have to give up things important to them to maintain a healthy way of living...I am going to see my physician and discuss what other options that may exist as I am not feeling very comfortable with this drug and the side effects I am experiencing.
  • Ranexa and erectile dysfunction
    I have experienced moderate ED with taking multiple heart and NO meds. This has been manageable and acceptable. Cardiologist added Ranexa (Ranalozine) 3 weeks ago and I am now experiencing complete erectile and ejaculatory failure.
  • Victoza and liver cancer (cholangiocarcinoma)
    My husband was recently diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer after taking Victoza for several years. The doctor discontinued the Victoza when the cancer was diagnosed but he actually started feeling better after he stopped it until the cancer started progressing. Since cholangiocarcinoma nd pancreatic cancer are similar, is there a link between Victoza and cholangiocarcinoma?

More reviews for: Metformin hydrochloride, Muscle atrophy

Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • I've lost 70 lbs in two years, 40 lbs. in the past year. I am having significant atrophy in my legs, specifically my right leg. As a 52 year old man, I cannot walk normally nor can I walk up stairs.

    Reply

  • From this study (6 years ago):

  • Was never a smoker, but have intense cravings for cigarettes and seek to smoke 5-10 per day. Unusually/easily emotional. Highly agitated - take 5 or more walks per day to try to relieve the feeling. Significantly changed behavior and misses social cues, so may continue to repeat questions or opinions.

    Behavioral and physical changes came on seemingly all at once, not gradually over time.

    Reply

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.

WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.

DISCLAIMER: All material available on eHealthMe.com is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.

You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/ or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).

If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date.

   

About - Terms of service - Privacy policy - Press - Testimonials - Contact us

 
© 2015 eHealthMe.com. All rights reserved. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of eHealthMe.com's terms of service and privacy policy.