Review: could Metformin cause Joint pain?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 4, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.3/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 91,513 people who take Metformin. Among them, 1,793 have Joint pain. See who they are, when they have Joint pain and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Metformin (latest outcomes from 100,457 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes, type 2 diabetes. Commonly reported side effects of Metformin include blood glucose increased, nausea, nausea aggravated, weight decreased, nausea and vomiting.
Joint pain (latest reports from 786,554 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis.
On Mar, 4, 2014: 91,513 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 1,793 people (1.96%) have Joint Pain.
Time on Metformin when people have Joint pain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Joint pain||17.31%||26.92%||9.62%||1.92%||23.08%||19.23%||1.92% |
Gender of people who have Joint pain when taking Metformin * :
|Joint pain||62.07%||37.93% |
Age of people who have Joint pain when taking Metformin * :
|Joint pain||0.13%||0.00%||0.46%||0.93%||4.63%||14.42%||29.10%||50.33% |
Severity of Joint pain when taking Metformin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Joint pain||0.00%||66.67%||33.33%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Joint pain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Joint pain||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Diabetes mellitus (348 people, 19.41%)
- Hypertension (230 people, 12.83%)
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus (188 people, 10.49%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (162 people, 9.04%)
- Depression (150 people, 8.37%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Metformin hcl (1,093 people, 60.96%)
- Aspirin (455 people, 25.38%)
- Lisinopril (299 people, 16.68%)
- Lipitor (228 people, 12.72%)
- Simvastatin (222 people, 12.38%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (4 months ago):
headaches and fatigue seem to come and go throughout the day.
From this study (1 year ago):
Joint pain in various joints....alternates hands, leg, toes, fingers, knees, shoulder
Juliana on Oct, 5, 2012:
me too. I also had pleurisy and pericarditis. Write me please: leakel@gmail ! Thanks Juliana 31 years.
Lana on Oct, 15, 2012:
yeap... occasionally cough up blood, due to extreme cold weather (Chicago)- and sometimes pain in the upper back area.. and yes stress - and I also have joint pain.. I've had 4 CT lung scans, all normal. Female, 60yr old (but had this problem for years & on occasions only)
From this study (2 years ago):
Missed my dose of metformin last night and today no more joint pain.
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