Review: could Metformin cause Chest pain?
Summary: Chest pain 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 97,041 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,856 have Chest pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Chest pain and more.
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Metformin (latest outcomes from 100,539 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes.
Chest pain (latest reports from 917,535 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis.
On Apr, 14, 2014: 97,041 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 2,858 people (2.95%) have Chest Pain. They amount to 0.31% of all the 916,345 people who have Chest Pain on eHealthMe.
Time on Metformin when people have Chest pain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Chest pain||11.36%||12.12%||8.33%||18.18%||31.82%||18.18%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Chest pain when taking Metformin * :
|Chest pain||55.53%||44.47% |
Age of people who have Chest pain when taking Metformin * :
|Chest pain||0.11%||0.04%||0.90%||1.88%||5.57%||15.06%||28.39%||48.04% |
Severity of Chest pain when taking Metformin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Chest pain||6.67%||60.00%||26.67%||6.67% |
How people recovered from Chest pain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Chest pain||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Diabetes mellitus (573 people, 20.05%)
- Hypertension (412 people, 14.42%)
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus (350 people, 12.25%)
- Depression (171 people, 5.98%)
- Pain (156 people, 5.46%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Metformin hcl (1,946 people, 68.09%)
- Aspirin (915 people, 32.02%)
- Lisinopril (576 people, 20.15%)
- Simvastatin (446 people, 15.61%)
- Lipitor (428 people, 14.98%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (3 months ago):
pain n the chest came first time and lasted a few minutes and second pain in chest 2 or 3 hours later and lasted few minutes.
pain in the arm starting from the hand and going up, during the second chest pain.
was very nauseous few days prior to pain and felt dizziness, this happened at night when I went to sleep.
From this study (5 months ago):
Having progressively worsening chest pain from last night until this afternoon and still getting worse.
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