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Review: could Metformin cause Coronary heart disease?





Summary: Coronary heart disease is found among people who take Metformin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Metformin hcl, and have Diabetes mellitus.

We study 97,386 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,314 have Coronary heart disease. Find out below who they are, when they have Coronary heart disease and more.

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Metformin

Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Metformin 100,917 users)

Coronary heart disease

Coronary heart disease (narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries) has been reported by people with diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain.(latest reports from Coronary heart disease 30,643 patients)

On Nov, 28, 2014: 97,351 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 1,251 people (1.29%) have Coronary Heart Disease.

Trend of Coronary heart disease in Metformin reports

Time on Metformin when people have Coronary heart disease * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Coronary heart disease5.97%4.48%1.49%29.85%40.30%16.42%1.49%

Gender of people who have Coronary heart disease when taking Metformin * :

FemaleMale
Coronary heart disease36.11%63.89%

Age of people who have Coronary heart disease when taking Metformin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Coronary heart disease0.00%0.00%0.00%0.26%2.20%14.01%34.10%49.43%

Severity of Coronary heart disease when taking Metformin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Coronary heart disease ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Diabetes mellitus (409 people, 32.69%)
  2. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (162 people, 12.95%)
  3. Hypertension (81 people, 6.47%)
  4. Depression (41 people, 3.28%)
  5. Anxiety (30 people, 2.40%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metformin hcl (813 people, 64.99%)
  2. Avandia (750 people, 59.95%)
  3. Aspirin (418 people, 33.41%)
  4. Lisinopril (320 people, 25.58%)
  5. Lipitor (280 people, 22.38%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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