Metformin and Headache - from FDA reports


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 Byetta, and have Diabetes. This review analyzes which people have Headache 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, 04, 2017

191,114 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 6,489 people (3.4%) have Headache


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin cause Headache?

Time on Metformin when people have Headache *:

  • < 1 month: 38.34 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 31.61 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.81 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.66 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 10.88 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.07 %
  • 10+ years: 3.63 %

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: 0.62 %
  • 20-29: 1.66 %
  • 30-39: 6.11 %
  • 40-49: 14.33 %
  • 50-59: 30.74 %
  • 60+: 46.39 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Diabetes (1,466 people, 22.59%)
  • Type 2 Diabetes (1,255 people, 19.34%)
  • High Blood Pressure (920 people, 14.18%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (651 people, 10.03%)
  • Depression (395 people, 6.09%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Byetta (721 people, 11.11%)
  • Aspirin (548 people, 8.45%)
  • Lisinopril (523 people, 8.06%)
  • Lantus (506 people, 7.80%)
  • Simvastatin (480 people, 7.40%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (1,938 people, 29.87%)
  • Dizziness (1,293 people, 19.93%)
  • Fatigue (1,217 people, 18.75%)
  • Diarrhea (1,037 people, 15.98%)
  • Blood Glucose Increased (896 people, 13.81%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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