Review: could Metformin cause Heart attack?
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 Metformin hcl, and have Diabetes. We study 97,517 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,322 have Heart attack. Find out below who they are, when they have Heart attack and more.
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Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from 101,050 Metformin users)
Heart attack has been reported by people with diabetes, arthritis, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 131,806 Heart attack patients)
On May, 2, 2015: 97,507 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 3,322 people (3.41%) have Heart Attack.
Time on Metformin when people have Heart attack * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Heart attack||2.27%||11.36%||6.82%||22.27%||32.27%||19.09%||5.91% |
Gender of people who have Heart attack when taking Metformin * :
|Heart attack||38.01%||61.99% |
Age of people who have Heart attack when taking Metformin * :
|Heart attack||0.00%||0.00%||0.03%||0.36%||2.95%||14.59%||31.76%||50.31% |
Severity of Heart attack when taking Metformin ** :
How people recovered from Heart attack ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Diabetes mellitus (895 people, 26.94%)
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus (403 people, 12.13%)
- Hypertension (186 people, 5.60%)
- Pain (64 people, 1.93%)
- Depression (62 people, 1.87%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Metformin hcl (2,149 people, 64.69%)
- Avandia (1,703 people, 51.26%)
- Aspirin (780 people, 23.48%)
- Lisinopril (654 people, 19.69%)
- Lipitor (579 people, 17.43%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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