Review: could Metformin cause Emotional Distress?


Summary

Emotional distress 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 Lisinopril, and have Coronary artery bypass . We study 97,202 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 578 have Emotional distress. Find out below who they are, when they have Emotional distress and more.

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Metformin

It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Metformin 99,381 users)

Emotional Distress

Emotional distress has been reported by people with drug hypersensitivity, speech impairment (adult), stroke, fatigue, anaphylaxis (latest reports from 33,215 Emotional distress patients).

On Jul, 23, 2016

97,202 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 578 people (0.59%) have Emotional Distress


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin cause Emotional distress?

Time on Metformin when people have Emotional Distress *:

  • < 1 month: 6.98 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 11.63 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 11.63 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.65 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 44.19 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 20.93 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Emotional Distress when taking Metformin *:

  • female: 58.54 %
  • male: 41.46 %

Age of people who have Emotional Distress when taking Metformin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 4.09 %
  • 20-29: 13.62 %
  • 30-39: 11.28 %
  • 40-49: 17.7 %
  • 50-59: 20.43 %
  • 60+: 32.88 %

Severity if Emotional Distress when taking Metformin **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Emotional Distress **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Coronary Artery Bypass (114 people)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (83 people)
  • Contraception (76 people)
  • Polycystic Ovaries (72 people)
  • Pain (49 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lisinopril (147 people)
  • Trasylol (131 people)
  • Aspirin (125 people)
  • Lasix (118 people)
  • Yasmin (115 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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