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Review: could Metformin cause Coronary heart disease?

We study 97,230 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 (latest outcomes from 100,725 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes.

Coronary heart disease

Coronary heart disease (narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries) (latest reports from 215,648 patients) has been reported by people with diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain.

On Aug, 15, 2014: 97,217 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 1,251 people (1.29%) have Coronary Heart Disease. They amount to 0.59% of all the 213,638 people who have Coronary Heart Disease on eHealthMe.

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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