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Review: could Metformin cause Headache?

We study 97,185 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,280 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Metformin

Metformin (latest outcomes from 100,693 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes.

Headache

Headache (pain in head) (latest reports from 1,195,482 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.

On Jul, 13, 2014: 97,167 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 3,415 people (3.51%) have Headache. They amount to 0.29% of all the 1,194,185 people who have Headache on eHealthMe.

Trend of Headache in Metformin reports

Time on Metformin when people have Headache * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Headache38.41%21.74%7.25%10.14%14.49%6.52%1.45%

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Metformin * :

FemaleMale
Headache67.22%32.78%

Age of people who have Headache when taking Metformin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Headache0.03%0.03%0.69%1.41%6.61%15.42%32.12%43.68%

Severity of Headache when taking Metformin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Headache6.00%70.00%24.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Headache ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Headache0.00%12.00%88.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Diabetes mellitus (636 people, 18.62%)
  2. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (481 people, 14.08%)
  3. Hypertension (426 people, 12.47%)
  4. Diabetes mellitus non-insulin-dependent (325 people, 9.52%)
  5. Depression (231 people, 6.76%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metformin hcl (2,294 people, 67.17%)
  2. Byetta (691 people, 20.23%)
  3. Aspirin (572 people, 16.75%)
  4. Lisinopril (419 people, 12.27%)
  5. Simvastatin (404 people, 11.83%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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