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 High blood pressure. This review analyzes which people have Back pain with Metformin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 199,020 people who have side effects when taking Metformin from FDA , and is updated regularly.

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On Oct, 20, 2017

199,020 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 3,597 people (1.81%) have Back pain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin cause Back pain?

Time on Metformin when people have Back pain *:

  • < 1 month: 18.29 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 28.05 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.88 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.1 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 10.98 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 18.29 %
  • 10+ years: 13.41 %

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

  • female: 60.14 %
  • male: 39.86 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.04 %
  • 2-9: 0.07 %
  • 10-19: 0.79 %
  • 20-29: 1.01 %
  • 30-39: 4.67 %
  • 40-49: 12.66 %
  • 50-59: 25.46 %
  • 60+: 55.3 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (568 people, 15.79%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (461 people, 12.82%)
  • Pain (306 people, 8.51%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (198 people, 5.50%)
  • Depression (195 people, 5.42%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (420 people, 11.68%)
  • Lisinopril (376 people, 10.45%)
  • Lantus (364 people, 10.12%)
  • Lipitor (361 people, 10.04%)
  • Simvastatin (288 people, 8.01%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (783 people, 21.77%)
  • Fatigue (739 people, 20.54%)
  • Pain (732 people, 20.35%)
  • Joint Pain (642 people, 17.85%)
  • Pain In Extremity (620 people, 17.24%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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