Review: could Metformin cause Heart attack?
We study 97,238 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 (latest outcomes from 100,740 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes.
Heart attack (latest reports from 632,224 patients) has been reported by people with diabetes, arthritis, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis.
On Aug, 14, 2014: 97,217 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 3,322 people (3.42%) have Heart Attack. They amount to 0.53% of all the 632,210 people who have Heart Attack on eHealthMe.
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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