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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 mellitus.

We study 97,386 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 4,549 have Fatigue. Find out below who they are, when they have Fatigue and more.

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Metformin

Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Metformin 100,917 users)

Fatigue

Fatigue (feeling of tiredness) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.(latest reports from Fatigue 198,350 patients)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 97,351 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 4,552 people (4.68%) 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
Fatigue15.69%14.23%12.41%12.04%21.90%17.15%6.57%

Gender of people who have Fatigue when taking Metformin * :

FemaleMale
Fatigue57.43%42.57%

Age of people who have Fatigue when taking Metformin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Fatigue0.02%0.02%0.19%1.38%4.21%12.22%26.64%55.31%

Severity of Fatigue when taking Metformin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Fatigue3.08%51.54%37.69%7.69%

How people recovered from Fatigue ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Fatigue2.27%4.55%93.18%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Diabetes mellitus (804 people, 17.66%)
  2. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (647 people, 14.21%)
  3. Hypertension (524 people, 11.51%)
  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, 67.66%)
  2. Aspirin (946 people, 20.78%)
  3. Byetta (707 people, 15.53%)
  4. Lisinopril (704 people, 15.47%)
  5. Simvastatin (600 people, 13.18%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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