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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 Metformin hcl, and have Diabetes mellitus.
We study 97,351 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,798 have Joint pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Joint pain and more.
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Metformin (latest outcomes from 100,884 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes.
Joint pain (latest reports from 117,673 patients) has been reported by people with hypothyroidism, birth control, infection, nervous system disorder, laxative supportive care.
On Nov, 26, 2014: 97,351 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 1,799 people (1.85%) 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||17.24%||24.14%||8.62%||3.45%||24.14%||18.97%||3.45% |
Gender of people who have Joint pain when taking Metformin * :
|Joint pain||62.19%||37.81% |
Age of people who have Joint pain when taking Metformin * :
|Joint pain||0.13%||0.00%||0.46%||0.92%||4.61%||14.49%||29.12%||50.26% |
Severity of Joint pain when taking Metformin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Joint pain||0.00%||63.64%||33.33%||3.03% |
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 (349 people, 19.40%)
- Hypertension (230 people, 12.78%)
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus (188 people, 10.45%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (163 people, 9.06%)
- Depression (151 people, 8.39%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Metformin hcl (1,093 people, 60.76%)
- Aspirin (455 people, 25.29%)
- Lisinopril (300 people, 16.68%)
- Lipitor (228 people, 12.67%)
- Simvastatin (224 people, 12.45%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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