Metformin and Blood pressure increased - from FDA reports


Summary

Blood pressure increased is found among people who take Metformin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Diabetes . We study 176,252 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA. Among them, 5,558 have Blood pressure increased. Find out below who they are, when they have Blood pressure increased and more.

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Metformin

Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Metformin 183,350 users)

Blood Pressure Increased

Blood pressure increased has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, depression (latest reports from 493,428 Blood pressure increased patients).

On Feb, 18, 2017

176,252 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 5,558 people (3.15%) have Blood Pressure Increased


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin cause Blood pressure increased?

Time on Metformin when people have Blood Pressure Increased *:

  • < 1 month: 27.81 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 12.43 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.65 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.1 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 21.89 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 15.38 %
  • 10+ years: 4.73 %

Gender of people who have Blood Pressure Increased when taking Metformin *:

  • female: 60.91 %
  • male: 39.09 %

Age of people who have Blood Pressure Increased when taking Metformin *:

  • 0-1: 0.07 %
  • 2-9: 0.07 %
  • 10-19: 0.48 %
  • 20-29: 1.22 %
  • 30-39: 5.2 %
  • 40-49: 12.04 %
  • 50-59: 25.89 %
  • 60+: 55.04 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Diabetes (1,452 people, 26.12%)
  • Type 2 Diabetes (818 people, 14.72%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (672 people, 12.09%)
  • Depression (351 people, 6.32%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (262 people, 4.71%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (734 people, 13.21%)
  • Lisinopril (720 people, 12.95%)
  • Simvastatin (557 people, 10.02%)
  • Lipitor (506 people, 9.10%)
  • Lantus (406 people, 7.30%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (834 people, 15.01%)
  • Blood Glucose Increased (770 people, 13.85%)
  • Fatigue (761 people, 13.69%)
  • Pain (756 people, 13.60%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (748 people, 13.46%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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