Metformin and Heart attack - from FDA reports


Summary

Heart attack is found among people who take Metformin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Avandia, and have Diabetes. This review analyzes which people have Heart attack 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 May, 06, 2017

191,114 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 4,674 people (2.45%) have Heart Attack


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin cause Heart attack?

Time on Metformin when people have Heart Attack *:

  • < 1 month: 4.87 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 10.06 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.19 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 19.81 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 33.44 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 20.13 %
  • 10+ years: 6.49 %

Gender of people who have Heart Attack when taking Metformin *:

  • female: 38.65 %
  • male: 61.35 %

Age of people who have Heart Attack when taking Metformin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.08 %
  • 10-19: 0.1 %
  • 20-29: 0.58 %
  • 30-39: 2.89 %
  • 40-49: 12.74 %
  • 50-59: 30.28 %
  • 60+: 53.3 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Diabetes (1,359 people, 29.08%)
  • Type 2 Diabetes (743 people, 15.90%)
  • High Blood Pressure (400 people, 8.56%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (306 people, 6.55%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (135 people, 2.89%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Avandia (1,888 people, 40.39%)
  • Lisinopril (729 people, 15.60%)
  • Lipitor (719 people, 15.38%)
  • Aspirin (660 people, 14.12%)
  • Avandamet (542 people, 11.60%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Cardiac Failure Congestive (825 people, 17.65%)
  • Coronary Heart Disease (744 people, 15.92%)
  • Chest Pain (387 people, 8.28%)
  • Pain (386 people, 8.26%)
  • Stroke (361 people, 7.72%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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