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Review: could Metformin cause Fatigue?

We study 97,230 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 4,542 have Fatigue. Find out below who they are, when they have Fatigue and more.

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Metformin

Metformin (latest outcomes from 100,740 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in type 2 diabetes.

Fatigue

Fatigue (feeling of tiredness) (latest reports from 1,544,227 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.

On Aug, 11, 2014: 97,208 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 4,545 people (4.68%) have Fatigue. They amount to 0.29% of all the 1,543,212 people who have Fatigue on eHealthMe.

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
Fatigue16.04%14.18%12.31%11.94%22.01%16.79%6.72%

Gender of people who have Fatigue when taking Metformin * :

FemaleMale
Fatigue57.41%42.59%

Age of people who have Fatigue when taking Metformin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Fatigue0.02%0.02%0.19%1.36%4.22%12.17%26.66%55.36%

Severity of Fatigue when taking Metformin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Fatigue2.44%52.85%37.40%7.32%

How people recovered from Fatigue ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Fatigue2.70%5.41%91.89%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Diabetes mellitus (804 people, 17.69%)
  2. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (646 people, 14.21%)
  3. Hypertension (523 people, 11.51%)
  4. Diabetes mellitus non-insulin-dependent (316 people, 6.95%)
  5. Pain (213 people, 4.69%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metformin hcl (3,080 people, 67.77%)
  2. Aspirin (945 people, 20.79%)
  3. Byetta (707 people, 15.56%)
  4. Lisinopril (704 people, 15.49%)
  5. Simvastatin (600 people, 13.20%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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