Could Metformin cause Fatigue - from FDA reports
Fatigue is found among people who take Metformin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Diabetes . We study 176,252 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA. Among them, 8,423 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 Metformin 183,262 users)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, hepatitis c, high blood pressure, depression (latest reports from 359,875 Fatigue patients).
On Dec, 17, 2016
176,252 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 8,423 people (4.78%) have Fatigue
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Metformin when people have Fatigue *:
- < 1 month: 22.67 %
- 1 - 6 months: 21.05 %
- 6 - 12 months: 7.69 %
- 1 - 2 years: 12.55 %
- 2 - 5 years: 19.03 %
- 5 - 10 years: 10.12 %
- 10+ years: 6.88 %
Gender of people who have Fatigue when taking Metformin *:
- female: 56.74 %
- male: 43.26 %
Age of people who have Fatigue when taking Metformin *:
- 0-1: 0.03 %
- 2-9: 0.09 %
- 10-19: 0.32 %
- 20-29: 1.44 %
- 30-39: 3.88 %
- 40-49: 10.43 %
- 50-59: 26.15 %
- 60+: 57.65 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Diabetes (1,657 people, 19.67%)
- Type 2 Diabetes (1,461 people, 17.35%)
- High Blood Pressure (1,057 people, 12.55%)
- High Blood Cholesterol (795 people, 9.44%)
- Pain (398 people, 4.73%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Aspirin (911 people, 10.82%)
- Lisinopril (867 people, 10.29%)
- Byetta (729 people, 8.65%)
- Simvastatin (715 people, 8.49%)
- Lipitor (661 people, 7.85%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Nausea (1,942 people, 23.06%)
- Weakness (1,648 people, 19.57%)
- Diarrhea (1,300 people, 15.43%)
- Breathing Difficulty (1,213 people, 14.40%)
- Dizziness (1,149 people, 13.64%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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