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 97,426 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 4,550 have Fatigue. Find out below who they are, when they have Fatigue and more.
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Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from 100,962 Metformin users)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 200,694 Fatigue patients)
On Jan, 25, 2015: 97,426 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 4,554 people (4.67%) have Fatigue.
Time on Metformin when people have Fatigue * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Fatigue when taking Metformin * :
Age of people who have Fatigue when taking Metformin * :
Severity of Fatigue when taking Metformin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Fatigue ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Diabetes mellitus (804 people, 17.65%)
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus (647 people, 14.21%)
- Hypertension (524 people, 11.51%)
- Diabetes mellitus non-insulin-dependent (316 people, 6.94%)
- Pain (215 people, 4.72%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Metformin hcl (3,080 people, 67.63%)
- Aspirin (946 people, 20.77%)
- Byetta (707 people, 15.52%)
- Lisinopril (704 people, 15.46%)
- Simvastatin (600 people, 13.18%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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