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Review: could Metformin cause Addiction - drug?

Summary: Addiction - drug could be caused by Metformin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Metformin hcl, and have Pain.

We study 97,041 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 116 have Addiction - drug. Find out below who they are, when they have Addiction - drug and more.

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Metformin

Metformin (latest outcomes from 100,539 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes, type 2 diabetes. Commonly reported side effects of Metformin include blood glucose increased, nausea aggravated, nausea, weight decreased, diarrhea.

Addiction - drug

Addiction - drug (latest reports from 78,985 patients) has been reported by people with pain, acupuncture and pain, depression, back pain, stress and anxiety.

On Apr, 7, 2014: 97,138 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 116 people (0.12%) have Addiction - Drug. They amount to 0.15% of all the 79,648 people who have Addiction - Drug on eHealthMe.

Trend of Addiction - drug in Metformin reports

Time on Metformin when people have Addiction - drug * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Addiction - drug50.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Addiction - drug when taking Metformin * :

FemaleMale
Addiction - drug37.72%62.28%

Age of people who have Addiction - drug when taking Metformin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Addiction - drug0.00%0.00%0.00%5.88%20.59%21.57%20.59%31.37%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (27 people, 23.28%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (17 people, 14.66%)
  3. Diabetes mellitus (10 people, 8.62%)
  4. Anxiety (10 people, 8.62%)
  5. Depression (9 people, 7.76%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metformin hcl (77 people, 66.38%)
  2. Neurontin (28 people, 24.14%)
  3. Aspirin (28 people, 24.14%)
  4. Oxycontin (25 people, 21.55%)
  5. Zoloft (24 people, 20.69%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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