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Review: could Metformin cause Back pain?





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 Metformin hcl, and have Diabetes mellitus.

We study 97,386 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,848 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 100,917 users)

Back pain

Back pain has been reported by people with osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, pain, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis.(latest reports from Back pain 105,943 patients)

On Nov, 28, 2014: 97,351 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 1,852 people (1.90%) have Back Pain.

Trend of Back pain in Metformin reports

Time on Metformin when people have Back pain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Back pain23.44%31.25%7.81%9.38%9.38%12.50%6.25%

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

FemaleMale
Back pain59.22%40.78%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Back pain0.00%0.06%1.02%1.28%6.14%15.15%26.15%50.19%

Severity of Back pain when taking Metformin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Back pain0.00%31.25%62.50%6.25%

How people recovered from Back pain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Back pain22.22%0.00%77.78%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Diabetes mellitus (436 people, 23.54%)
  2. Hypertension (324 people, 17.49%)
  3. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (193 people, 10.42%)
  4. Pain (152 people, 8.21%)
  5. Blood cholesterol increased (118 people, 6.37%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metformin hcl (1,219 people, 65.82%)
  2. Aspirin (461 people, 24.89%)
  3. Lisinopril (286 people, 15.44%)
  4. Lipitor (233 people, 12.58%)
  5. Simvastatin (231 people, 12.47%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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