Review: could Metformin cause Headache?
We study 97,217 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,416 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.
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Metformin (latest outcomes from 100,725 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes.
Headache (pain in head) (latest reports from 1,209,713 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.
On Aug, 12, 2014: 97,217 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 3,416 people (3.51%) have Headache. They amount to 0.29% of all the 1,197,018 people who have Headache on eHealthMe.
Time on Metformin when people have Headache * :
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Gender of people who have Headache when taking Metformin * :
Age of people who have Headache when taking Metformin * :
Severity of Headache when taking Metformin ** :
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How people recovered from Headache ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Diabetes mellitus (636 people, 18.62%)
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus (481 people, 14.08%)
- Hypertension (426 people, 12.47%)
- Diabetes mellitus non-insulin-dependent (325 people, 9.51%)
- Depression (231 people, 6.76%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Metformin hcl (2,294 people, 67.15%)
- Byetta (691 people, 20.23%)
- Aspirin (572 people, 16.74%)
- Lisinopril (419 people, 12.27%)
- Simvastatin (404 people, 11.83%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (2 months ago):
Ulcers discovered 3 months ago; Carafate prescribed, but stopped after 4 weeks due to elevated blood glucose levels. Xanax dosages increased to help with sleep (did not sleep anyway). Ambien prescribed for sleep, and Xanax tapered down to leave drug.
From this study (8 months ago):
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From this study (8 months ago):
very seldom had headaches before heart attack and now have bad headaches every day. The new meds I'm taking are Lisinopril 10 mg 1/2 tab at breakfast, glucotrol 5 mg 1 at breakfast and metoprolol tartrate 25 mg 1/2 tab twice a day.
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