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.
We study 97,464 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 has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from 101,000 Metformin users)
Back pain has been reported by people with osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, pain, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis. (latest reports from 107,077 Back pain patients)
On Feb, 26, 2015: 97,464 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 1,852 people (1.90%) have Back Pain.
Time on Metformin when people have Back pain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Back pain||23.44%||31.25%||7.81%||9.38%||9.38%||12.50%||6.25% |
Gender of people who have Back pain when taking Metformin * :
|Back pain||59.22%||40.78% |
Age of people who have Back pain when taking Metformin * :
|Back pain||0.00%||0.06%||1.02%||1.28%||6.14%||15.15%||26.15%||50.19% |
Severity of Back pain when taking Metformin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Back pain||0.00%||31.25%||62.50%||6.25% |
How people recovered from Back pain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Back pain||22.22%||0.00%||77.78% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Diabetes mellitus (436 people, 23.54%)
- Hypertension (324 people, 17.49%)
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus (193 people, 10.42%)
- Pain (152 people, 8.21%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (118 people, 6.37%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Metformin hcl (1,219 people, 65.82%)
- Aspirin (461 people, 24.89%)
- Lisinopril (286 people, 15.44%)
- Lipitor (233 people, 12.58%)
- Simvastatin (231 people, 12.47%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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