Metformin and Brain injury - from FDA reports


Summary

Brain injury 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 Diabetes. This review analyzes which people have Brain injury with Metformin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 191,114 people who have side effects when taking Metformin from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 28, 2017

191,114 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 1,612 people (0.84%) have Brain Injury


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin cause Brain injury?

Time on Metformin when people have Brain Injury *:

  • < 1 month: 20.83 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 27.08 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 14.58 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.42 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 14.58 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 10.42 %
  • 10+ years: 2.08 %

Gender of people who have Brain Injury when taking Metformin *:

  • female: 60.96 %
  • male: 39.04 %

Age of people who have Brain Injury when taking Metformin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.08 %
  • 10-19: 0.47 %
  • 20-29: 1.32 %
  • 30-39: 2.95 %
  • 40-49: 8.31 %
  • 50-59: 20.67 %
  • 60+: 66.12 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Diabetes (392 people, 24.32%)
  • Type 2 Diabetes (245 people, 15.20%)
  • High Blood Pressure (243 people, 15.07%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (179 people, 11.10%)
  • Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (128 people, 7.94%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (225 people, 13.96%)
  • Lipitor (154 people, 9.55%)
  • Lisinopril (153 people, 9.49%)
  • Lasix (147 people, 9.12%)
  • Lantus (147 people, 9.12%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fall (652 people, 40.45%)
  • Pain (254 people, 15.76%)
  • Fatigue (246 people, 15.26%)
  • Dizziness (230 people, 14.27%)
  • Nausea (218 people, 13.52%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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