Review: could Metformin cause Fatigue?
We study 97,185 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 4,540 have Fatigue. Find out below who they are, when they have Fatigue and more.
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Metformin (latest outcomes from 100,693 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes.
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness) (latest reports from 1,542,735 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.
On Jul, 12, 2014: 97,167 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 4,543 people (4.68%) have Fatigue. They amount to 0.29% of all the 1,542,113 people who have Fatigue on eHealthMe.
Time on Metformin when people have Fatigue * :
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Gender of people who have Fatigue when taking Metformin * :
Age of people who have Fatigue when taking Metformin * :
Severity of Fatigue when taking Metformin ** :
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How people recovered from Fatigue ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Diabetes mellitus (804 people, 17.70%)
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus (646 people, 14.22%)
- Hypertension (523 people, 11.51%)
- Diabetes mellitus non-insulin-dependent (316 people, 6.96%)
- Pain (212 people, 4.67%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Metformin hcl (3,080 people, 67.80%)
- Aspirin (945 people, 20.80%)
- Byetta (707 people, 15.56%)
- Lisinopril (704 people, 15.50%)
- Simvastatin (600 people, 13.21%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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