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Review: could Metformin cause Brain injury?

We study 97,239 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 750 have Brain injury. Find out below who they are, when they have Brain injury and more.

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Metformin

Metformin (latest outcomes from 100,740 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes.

Brain injury

Brain injury (latest reports from 259,783 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, depression.

On Aug, 18, 2014: 97,217 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 750 people (0.77%) have Brain Injury. They amount to 0.29% of all the 259,782 people who have Brain Injury on eHealthMe.

Trend of Brain injury in Metformin reports

Time on Metformin when people have Brain injury * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Brain injury0.00%25.00%4.17%12.50%33.33%25.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Brain injury64.80%35.20%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Brain injury0.00%0.15%0.30%1.52%1.52%11.11%24.96%60.43%

Severity of Brain injury when taking Metformin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Brain injury ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Diabetes mellitus (202 people, 26.93%)
  2. Hypertension (124 people, 16.53%)
  3. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (94 people, 12.53%)
  4. Breast cancer metastatic (65 people, 8.67%)
  5. Blood cholesterol increased (59 people, 7.87%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metformin hcl (560 people, 74.67%)
  2. Aspirin (285 people, 38.00%)
  3. Lasix (132 people, 17.60%)
  4. Avandia (121 people, 16.13%)
  5. Metformin hydrochloride (114 people, 15.20%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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