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Review: could Metformin cause Back pain?

We study 97,239 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,847 have Back pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Back pain and more.

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Metformin

Metformin (latest outcomes from 100,800 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes.

Back pain

Back pain (latest reports from 674,547 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, pain, rheumatoid arthritis.

On Sep, 14, 2014: 97,239 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 1,850 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 pain24.19%30.65%8.06%8.06%9.68%12.90%6.45%

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

FemaleMale
Back pain59.23%40.77%

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%6.15%15.11%26.18%50.19%

Severity of Back pain when taking Metformin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Back pain0.00%28.57%64.29%7.14%

How people recovered from Back pain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Back pain28.57%0.00%71.43%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Diabetes mellitus (436 people, 23.57%)
  2. Hypertension (323 people, 17.46%)
  3. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (192 people, 10.38%)
  4. Pain (151 people, 8.16%)
  5. Blood cholesterol increased (118 people, 6.38%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metformin hcl (1,219 people, 65.89%)
  2. Aspirin (460 people, 24.86%)
  3. Lisinopril (286 people, 15.46%)
  4. Lipitor (233 people, 12.59%)
  5. Simvastatin (231 people, 12.49%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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