Review: could Metformin cause Brain injury (Head injury)?
Summary: Brain injury is found among people who take Metformin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Metformin hcl, and have Diabetes.
We study 97,488 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 has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from 101,018 Metformin users)
Brain injury has been reported by people with osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 38,342 Brain injury patients)
On Mar, 11, 2015: 97,464 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 750 people (0.77%) have Brain Injury.
Time on Metformin when people have Brain injury * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Brain injury||0.00%||25.00%||4.17%||12.50%||33.33%||25.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Brain injury when taking Metformin * :
|Brain injury||64.80%||35.20% |
Age of people who have Brain injury when taking Metformin * :
|Brain injury||0.00%||0.15%||0.30%||1.52%||1.52%||11.11%||24.96%||60.43% |
Severity of Brain injury when taking Metformin ** :
How people recovered from Brain injury ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Diabetes mellitus (202 people, 26.93%)
- Hypertension (124 people, 16.53%)
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus (94 people, 12.53%)
- Breast cancer metastatic (65 people, 8.67%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (59 people, 7.87%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Metformin hcl (560 people, 74.67%)
- Aspirin (285 people, 38.00%)
- Lasix (132 people, 17.60%)
- Avandia (121 people, 16.13%)
- Metformin hydrochloride (114 people, 15.20%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- A study of drug interactions between Metformin, Onglyza, Crestor, Farxiga for a 64-year old man with Diabetes, Lower Cholesterol. The patient has Swelling, Pain In Jaw, Nasal Congestion
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- Comparions of Metformin, Klonopin, Celexa, Clozapine for a 55-year old woman who has Anxiety
- Comparions of Metformin, Januvia, Glipizide for a 44-year old man who has Type 2 Diabetes
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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
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