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Review: could Metformin cause Emotional distress?

Summary: Emotional distress 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, 573 have Emotional distress. Find out below who they are, when they have Emotional distress and more.

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Metformin

Metformin (latest outcomes from 100,539 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes.

Emotional distress

Emotional distress (latest reports from 260,815 patients) has been reported by people with birth control, coronary artery bypass, pain, acne, depression.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 97,041 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 573 people (0.59%) have Emotional Distress. They amount to 0.22% of all the 260,615 people who have Emotional Distress on eHealthMe.

Trend of Emotional distress in Metformin reports

Time on Metformin when people have Emotional distress * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Emotional distress4.65%11.63%11.63%4.65%44.19%23.26%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Emotional distress59.43%40.57%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Emotional distress0.00%0.00%4.13%14.45%11.07%19.89%19.89%30.58%

Severity of Emotional distress when taking Metformin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Emotional distress ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Diabetes mellitus (100 people, 17.45%)
  2. Contraception (85 people, 14.83%)
  3. Polycystic ovaries (76 people, 13.26%)
  4. Pain (63 people, 10.99%)
  5. Hypertension (43 people, 7.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metformin hcl (396 people, 69.11%)
  2. Lisinopril (153 people, 26.70%)
  3. Aspirin (133 people, 23.21%)
  4. Trasylol (125 people, 21.82%)
  5. Yasmin (123 people, 21.47%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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