Review: could Metformin cause Emotional Distress?


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 Yasmin, and have Diabetes mellitus . We study 37,644 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 211 have Emotional distress. Find out below who they are, when they have Emotional distress and more.

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Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Metformin 117,555 users)

Emotional Distress

Emotional distress has been reported by people with sleep walking, speech impairment (adult), foetal exposure during pregnancy, memory loss, stroke (latest reports from 37,025 Emotional distress patients).

On Aug, 18, 2016

37,644 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 211 people (0.56%) have Emotional Distress

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin cause Emotional distress?

Time on Metformin when people have Emotional Distress *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 13.64 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 72.73 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 13.64 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 62.76 %
  • male: 37.24 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.58 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.16 %
  • 20-29: 12.72 %
  • 30-39: 22.54 %
  • 40-49: 11.56 %
  • 50-59: 22.54 %
  • 60+: 28.9 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Diabetes Mellitus (45 people)
  • Coronary Artery Bypass (33 people)
  • Contraception (26 people)
  • Hypertension (22 people)
  • Polycystic Ovaries (17 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Yasmin (59 people)
  • Yaz (54 people)
  • Lisinopril (53 people)
  • Trasylol (38 people)
  • Lasix (35 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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