Review: could Metformin cause Headache?
Summary: Headache 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 Metformin hcl, and have Diabetes.
We study 97,464 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,286 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.
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Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from 101,000 Metformin users)
Headache (pain in head) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 202,378 Headache patients)
On Feb, 11, 2015: 97,426 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 3,422 people (3.51%) have Headache.
Time on Metformin when people have Headache * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Headache when taking Metformin * :
Age of people who have Headache when taking Metformin * :
Severity of Headache when taking Metformin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Headache ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Diabetes mellitus (636 people, 18.59%)
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus (482 people, 14.09%)
- Hypertension (426 people, 12.45%)
- Diabetes mellitus non-insulin-dependent (325 people, 9.50%)
- Depression (232 people, 6.78%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Metformin hcl (2,294 people, 67.04%)
- Byetta (691 people, 20.19%)
- Aspirin (573 people, 16.74%)
- Lisinopril (419 people, 12.24%)
- Simvastatin (404 people, 11.81%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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