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 . We study 176,252 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA. Among them, 4,492 have Heart attack. Find out below who they are, when they have Heart attack and more.

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Metformin

Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Metformin 183,350 users)

Heart Attack

Heart attack has been reported by people with diabetes, arthritis, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 193,918 Heart attack patients).

On Jan, 29, 2017

176,252 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 4,492 people (2.55%) have Heart Attack


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin cause Heart attack?

Time on Metformin when people have Heart Attack *:

  • < 1 month: 5.26 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 10.53 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.93 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 20.07 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 33.55 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 19.41 %
  • 10+ years: 6.25 %

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

  • female: 38.63 %
  • male: 61.37 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.08 %
  • 10-19: 0.1 %
  • 20-29: 0.57 %
  • 30-39: 2.98 %
  • 40-49: 13.01 %
  • 50-59: 30.18 %
  • 60+: 53.04 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Diabetes (1,282 people, 28.54%)
  • Type 2 Diabetes (688 people, 15.32%)
  • High Blood Pressure (365 people, 8.13%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (272 people, 6.06%)
  • Depression (124 people, 2.76%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Avandia (1,887 people, 42.01%)
  • Lisinopril (729 people, 16.23%)
  • Lipitor (700 people, 15.58%)
  • Aspirin (660 people, 14.69%)
  • Avandamet (542 people, 12.07%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Cardiac Failure Congestive (816 people, 18.17%)
  • Coronary Heart Disease (731 people, 16.27%)
  • Pain (379 people, 8.44%)
  • Chest Pain (372 people, 8.28%)
  • Stroke (347 people, 7.72%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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