eHealthMe - Personalized health information eHealthMe - Personalized health information

Personalized health information

  Tools
All drugs: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
All conditions: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Check symptoms  -  Ask a question  -  Write a review  -  Studies  -  Answered/ Unanswered  -  Reviews

Review: could Metformin cause Fatigue?

Summary: Fatigue 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 Metformin hcl, and have Diabetes. We study 97,517 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 4,553 have Fatigue. Find out below who they are, when they have Fatigue and more.

You are not alone: join a support group for people who take Metformin and have Fatigue >>>

Personalized health information: on eHealthMe you can find out what patients like me (same gender, age) reported their drugs and conditions on FDA and social media since 1977. Our tools are free and anonymous. 66 million people have used us. 200+ peer-reviewed medical journals have referenced our original studies. Start now >>>

 

Metformin

Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from 101,050 Metformin users)

Fatigue

Fatigue (feeling of tiredness) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 201,009 Fatigue patients)

On Apr, 26, 2015: 97,507 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 4,556 people (4.67%) have Fatigue.

Trend of Fatigue in Metformin reports

Time on Metformin when people have Fatigue * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Fatigue15.47%14.39%12.23%11.87%21.94%17.63%6.47%

Gender of people who have Fatigue when taking Metformin * :

FemaleMale
Fatigue57.46%42.54%

Age of people who have Fatigue when taking Metformin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Fatigue0.02%0.02%0.19%1.40%4.23%12.23%26.64%55.26%

Severity of Fatigue when taking Metformin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Fatigue2.99%52.24%37.31%7.46%

How people recovered from Fatigue ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Fatigue2.08%4.17%93.75%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Diabetes mellitus (804 people, 17.65%)
  2. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (647 people, 14.20%)
  3. Hypertension (524 people, 11.50%)
  4. Diabetes mellitus non-insulin-dependent (316 people, 6.94%)
  5. Pain (215 people, 4.72%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metformin hcl (3,080 people, 67.60%)
  2. Aspirin (946 people, 20.76%)
  3. Byetta (707 people, 15.52%)
  4. Lisinopril (704 people, 15.45%)
  5. Simvastatin (600 people, 13.17%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

Get connected: join our support group of metformin and fatigue on

Do you have Fatigue while taking Metformin?

 

You are not alone! Join a support group on :
- support group for people who take Metformin and have Fatigue
- support group for people who take Metformin
- support group for people who have Fatigue

Recent conversations of related support groups:

Browse all Metformin side effects:

Drugs that are associated with:

Could your condition cause:

Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

More questions for: Metformin, Fatigue

You may be interested at these reviews (Write a review):

  • Remicade overview/side effects
    Very powerful drug felt fine the first week second week was a different story.
  • Blood sugar level while taking veltrex
    I been taking Veltrex for a viral infection in my eye for 3 days and today my blood sugar was 448.My normal blood sugar runs around 146.
  • Hair loss with metformin hydrochloride usage (1 response)
    I have been taking the drug Metformin Hydrochloride for about 5 months and definitely find that I am losing hair which is a problem I have never experienced. Always had the healthiest hair, no problems. Well, I am finding that I am losing lair significantly and feel that the manufacturer of this dru ...
  • Ranexa and erectile dysfunction
    I have experienced moderate ED with taking multiple heart and NO meds. This has been manageable and acceptable. Cardiologist added Ranexa (Ranalozine) 3 weeks ago and I am now experiencing complete erectile and ejaculatory failure.
  • Victoza and liver cancer (cholangiocarcinoma)
    My husband was recently diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer after taking Victoza for several years. The doctor discontinued the Victoza when the cancer was diagnosed but he actually started feeling better after he stopped it until the cancer started progressing. Since cholangiocarcinoma nd pancreati ...

More reviews for: Metformin, Fatigue

Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • went to urgent care due to severe upper abdominal pain, was put on antibiotics for three days

    I went back in for follow up and a chest X-Ray reveals pneumonia

    Reply

  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • I have a history of pituitary brain tumors (one as an infant, surgically removed and treated with chemo, and one at the age of 7 treated through radiation). I had another brain tumor (miningeoma behind the eye nerves) that has led to these latest bouts of headaches and my rethinking of my health. I have always struggled with weight and am on every hormone replacement due to the effect on my pituitary. I am currently on a mostly vegan diet, which I have generally enjoyed but am starting to reevaluate.

    Reply

  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • Vegan diet
    Hormone replacement therapy through drugs for almost entire life, since first brain tumor in 1992

    Reply

Post a new comment    OR    Read more comments

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.

WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.

DISCLAIMER: All material available on eHealthMe.com is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.

You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/ or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).

If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date.

   

About - Terms of service - Privacy policy - Press - Testimonials - Contact us

 
© 2015 eHealthMe.com. All rights reserved. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of eHealthMe.com's terms of service and privacy policy.