Metformin and Headache - from FDA reports
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 Byetta, and have Diabetes. This review analyzes which people have Headache with Metformin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 176,252 people who have side effects when taking Metformin from FDA, and is updated regularly.
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On Mar, 03, 2017
176,252 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 5,989 people (3.4%) have Headache
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Metformin when people have Headache *:
- < 1 month: 39.46 %
- 1 - 6 months: 31.35 %
- 6 - 12 months: 9.19 %
- 1 - 2 years: 4.32 %
- 2 - 5 years: 10.27 %
- 5 - 10 years: 1.62 %
- 10+ years: 3.78 %
Gender of people who have Headache when taking Metformin *:
- female: 65.93 %
- male: 34.07 %
Age of people who have Headache when taking Metformin *:
- 0-1: 0.04 %
- 2-9: 0.12 %
- 10-19: 0.65 %
- 20-29: 1.64 %
- 30-39: 6.06 %
- 40-49: 14.34 %
- 50-59: 31.16 %
- 60+: 45.98 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Diabetes (1,343 people, 22.42%)
- Type 2 Diabetes (1,188 people, 19.84%)
- High Blood Pressure (850 people, 14.19%)
- High Blood Cholesterol (610 people, 10.19%)
- Depression (368 people, 6.14%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Byetta (711 people, 11.87%)
- Aspirin (548 people, 9.15%)
- Lisinopril (523 people, 8.73%)
- Simvastatin (480 people, 8.01%)
- Lantus (473 people, 7.90%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Nausea (1,810 people, 30.22%)
- Dizziness (1,183 people, 19.75%)
- Fatigue (1,103 people, 18.42%)
- Diarrhea (950 people, 15.86%)
- Blood Glucose Increased (850 people, 14.19%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Metformin 183,434 users)
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