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. This review analyzes which people have Back pain with Metformin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 191,114 people who have side effects when taking Metformin from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On May, 07, 2017

191,114 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 3,444 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: 14.86 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 29.73 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.76 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.41 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 10.81 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 17.57 %
  • 10+ years: 14.86 %

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

  • female: 59.98 %
  • male: 40.02 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.04 %
  • 2-9: 0.08 %
  • 10-19: 0.83 %
  • 20-29: 0.98 %
  • 30-39: 4.77 %
  • 40-49: 12.91 %
  • 50-59: 25.79 %
  • 60+: 54.62 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Diabetes (806 people, 23.40%)
  • Type 2 Diabetes (558 people, 16.20%)
  • High Blood Pressure (549 people, 15.94%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (443 people, 12.86%)
  • Pain (288 people, 8.36%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (420 people, 12.20%)
  • Lisinopril (375 people, 10.89%)
  • Lantus (357 people, 10.37%)
  • Lipitor (347 people, 10.08%)
  • Simvastatin (288 people, 8.36%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (755 people, 21.92%)
  • Pain (707 people, 20.53%)
  • Fatigue (704 people, 20.44%)
  • Joint Pain (616 people, 17.89%)
  • Pain In Extremity (590 people, 17.13%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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