Metformin and Joint pain - from FDA reports


Summary

Joint pain is found among people who take Metformin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Humira, and have Diabetes. This review analyzes which people have Joint pain 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 Apr, 29, 2017

191,114 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 3,987 people (2.09%) have Joint Pain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin cause Joint pain?

Time on Metformin when people have Joint Pain *:

  • < 1 month: 20.29 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 30.43 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.7 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.8 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 17.39 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 15.94 %
  • 10+ years: 1.45 %

Gender of people who have Joint Pain when taking Metformin *:

  • female: 63.43 %
  • male: 36.57 %

Age of people who have Joint Pain when taking Metformin *:

  • 0-1: 0.1 %
  • 2-9: 0.03 %
  • 10-19: 0.52 %
  • 20-29: 0.81 %
  • 30-39: 4.19 %
  • 40-49: 11.77 %
  • 50-59: 29.29 %
  • 60+: 53.29 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Diabetes (994 people, 24.93%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (623 people, 15.63%)
  • High Blood Pressure (602 people, 15.10%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (563 people, 14.12%)
  • Type 2 Diabetes (474 people, 11.89%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Humira (564 people, 14.15%)
  • Aspirin (483 people, 12.11%)
  • Lisinopril (396 people, 9.93%)
  • Lipitor (383 people, 9.61%)
  • Lantus (346 people, 8.68%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain In Extremity (829 people, 20.79%)
  • Pain (747 people, 18.74%)
  • Fatigue (729 people, 18.28%)
  • Back Pain (616 people, 15.45%)
  • Nausea (587 people, 14.72%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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