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 97,488 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 101,032 Metformin users)
Heart attack has been reported by people with diabetes, arthritis, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 131,796 Heart attack patients)
On Mar, 2, 2015: 97,464 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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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause:
- A study of drug interactions between Protonix, Lexapro, Synthroid, Lisinopril And Hydrochlorothiazide, Metformin for a 61-year old woman with Acid Reflux, Anxiety Disorder Due To A General Medical Condition, Thyroid Disorder, High Blood Pressure, Type 2 Diabetes. The patient has Urinary Frequency Or Urgency, Flank Pain
- A study of drug interactions between Losartan, Actos, Metformin, Synthroid, Invokana for a 53-year old woman with Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Hypothyroidism. The patient has Binge Eating
- A study of side effects of Metformin for a 57-year old woman with Cough. The patient has Cough Aggravated
- A study of drug interactions between Bisoprolol Fumarate, Cephalexin, Gliclazide, Glucophage for a 61-year old man with Cardiac Disorder, Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus Non-insulin-dependent. The patient has Eosinophilia
- A study of side effects of Metformin for a 60-year old woman with Type 2 Diabetes. The patient has Heart Rate Irregular
Recent Metformin related drug comparison:
- Comparions of Gabapentin, Metformin Hydrochloride for a 40-year old woman who has Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
- Comparions of Metformin, Novolog Flexpen, Lantus Solostar for a 50-year old woman who has Diabetes
- Comparions of Actos, Metformin, Onglyza for a 24-year old man who has Diabetes Mellitus Non-insulin-dependent
- Comparions of Metformin, Klonopin, Celexa, Clozapine for a 55-year old woman who has Anxiety
- Comparions of Metformin, Januvia, Glipizide for a 44-year old man who has Type 2 Diabetes
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
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