Metformin and Back pain - from FDA reports


Summary

Back pain is found among people who take Metformin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have Diabetes . We study 176,252 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA. Among them, 3,177 have Back pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Back pain and more.

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Metformin

Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Metformin 183,337 users)

Back Pain

Back pain has been reported by people with osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, pain (latest reports from 173,400 Back pain patients).

On Jan, 24, 2017

176,252 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 3,177 people (1.8%) have Back Pain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin cause Back pain?

Time on Metformin when people have Back Pain *:

  • < 1 month: 17.65 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 33.82 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.41 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.88 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 10.29 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 13.24 %
  • 10+ years: 14.71 %

Gender of people who have Back Pain when taking Metformin *:

  • female: 59.88 %
  • male: 40.12 %

Age of people who have Back Pain when taking Metformin *:

  • 0-1: 0.04 %
  • 2-9: 0.08 %
  • 10-19: 0.89 %
  • 20-29: 0.93 %
  • 30-39: 4.98 %
  • 40-49: 13.2 %
  • 50-59: 26.41 %
  • 60+: 53.46 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Diabetes (739 people, 23.26%)
  • High Blood Pressure (512 people, 16.12%)
  • Type 2 Diabetes (498 people, 15.68%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (406 people, 12.78%)
  • Pain (256 people, 8.06%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (420 people, 13.22%)
  • Lisinopril (375 people, 11.80%)
  • Lantus (340 people, 10.70%)
  • Lipitor (327 people, 10.29%)
  • Simvastatin (288 people, 9.07%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (725 people, 22.82%)
  • Pain (667 people, 20.99%)
  • Fatigue (650 people, 20.46%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (566 people, 17.82%)
  • Pain In Extremity (553 people, 17.41%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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