Metformin and Fatigue - from FDA reports


Summary

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. This review analyzes which people have Fatigue with Metformin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 191,114 people who have side effects when taking Metformin from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 21, 2017

191,114 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 9,306 people (4.87%) have Fatigue


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin cause Fatigue?

Time on Metformin when people have Fatigue *:

  • < 1 month: 24.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 19.77 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.37 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 13.69 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 17.49 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 9.51 %
  • 10+ years: 6.84 %

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: 0.31 %
  • 20-29: 1.45 %
  • 30-39: 3.86 %
  • 40-49: 10.09 %
  • 50-59: 25.63 %
  • 60+: 58.53 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Diabetes (1,865 people, 20.04%)
  • Type 2 Diabetes (1,579 people, 16.97%)
  • High Blood Pressure (1,181 people, 12.69%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (886 people, 9.52%)
  • Pain (447 people, 4.80%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (912 people, 9.80%)
  • Lisinopril (867 people, 9.32%)
  • Byetta (739 people, 7.94%)
  • Simvastatin (715 people, 7.68%)
  • Lipitor (715 people, 7.68%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (2,134 people, 22.93%)
  • Weakness (1,798 people, 19.32%)
  • Diarrhea (1,452 people, 15.60%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (1,310 people, 14.08%)
  • Dizziness (1,285 people, 13.81%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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