Review: could Metformin cause Joint Pain?


Summary

Joint pain is found among people who take Metformin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Diabetes mellitus . We study 97,201 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,817 have Joint pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Joint pain and more.

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Metformin

Metformin has active ingredients of metformin. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Metformin 99,379 users)

Joint Pain

Joint pain has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, rashes, drug ineffective, weakness, whipworm infection (latest reports from 114,897 Joint pain patients).

On Jul, 20, 2016

97,201 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 1,817 people (1.87%) have Joint Pain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin cause Joint pain?

Time on Metformin when people have Joint Pain *:

  • < 1 month: 16.46 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 24.05 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.59 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 24.05 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 17.72 %
  • 10+ years: 3.8 %

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

  • female: 62.19 %
  • male: 37.81 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.13 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.4 %
  • 20-29: 0.94 %
  • 30-39: 4.63 %
  • 40-49: 15.22 %
  • 50-59: 28.44 %
  • 60+: 50.23 %

Severity if Joint Pain when taking Metformin **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 57.45 %
  • severe: 38.3 %
  • most severe: 4.26 %

How people recovered from Joint Pain **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 3.45 %
  • not yet: 96.55 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Diabetes Mellitus (348 people)
  • Hypertension (216 people)
  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (190 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (161 people)
  • Depression (156 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (361 people)
  • Lisinopril (304 people)
  • Lipitor (223 people)
  • Simvastatin (218 people)
  • Lantus (187 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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