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Review: could Metformin cause Brain injury?

Summary: Brain injury could be caused by Metformin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Metformin hcl, and have Diabetes mellitus.

We study 97,056 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 100,539 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes.

Brain injury

Brain injury (latest reports from 256,641 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, depression.

On Apr, 5, 2014: 97,138 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 255,621 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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    I need to know my options! What should I be doing now? Anger and aggression, plus crying all the time are taking over my life. Savella was like a miracle drug for my fibromyalgia, but since it was an SNRI I am wondering how much of my problems is from stopping that. I did titrate off professionally, but had been on it over 3 years. Also wondering if it, hyperthyroidism or both are reason I am on four bp meds as cardiologist says heart is healthy. No history of stroke or seizures.
    Is there anyone out there who can give me direction? Every day is worse. Also having injections in c- spine to determine if neurological surgery w/ help w/ spinal cord compression. First was done Monday.
    Eyes also not focusing! Fibromyalgia or hyperthyroidism? Dr says I have 20/20 in each eye individually & field vision test okay. Still can't see TV or anything up close such as cosmetic needs for face! Nothing helps close vision. Glasses will help distance clear enough for now.

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