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Review: could Metformin cause Joint pain?

We study 97,185 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,797 have Joint pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Joint pain and more.

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Metformin

Metformin (latest outcomes from 100,693 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in type 2 diabetes.

Joint pain

Joint pain (latest reports from 796,743 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis.

On Jul, 16, 2014: 97,167 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 1,797 people (1.85%) have Joint Pain. They amount to 0.22% of all the 801,677 people who have Joint Pain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Joint pain in Metformin reports

Time on Metformin when people have Joint pain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Joint pain17.86%25.00%8.93%1.79%25.00%17.86%3.57%

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

FemaleMale
Joint pain62.15%37.85%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Joint pain0.13%0.00%0.46%0.92%4.62%14.38%29.16%50.33%

Severity of Joint pain when taking Metformin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Joint pain0.00%64.52%35.48%0.00%

How people recovered from Joint pain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Joint pain0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Diabetes mellitus (349 people, 19.42%)
  2. Hypertension (230 people, 12.80%)
  3. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (188 people, 10.46%)
  4. Rheumatoid arthritis (163 people, 9.07%)
  5. Depression (150 people, 8.35%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metformin hcl (1,093 people, 60.82%)
  2. Aspirin (455 people, 25.32%)
  3. Lisinopril (300 people, 16.69%)
  4. Lipitor (228 people, 12.69%)
  5. Simvastatin (224 people, 12.47%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • I've been diagnosed with sero-negative rheumatoid arthritis. I have only tested minimally positive on the anti-CCP test and had a slightly high SED rate. My most recent tests showed some slight elevation in some RA marker tests, but nothing really significant. My rheumatologist is now doubting whether I have RA or some other pain syndrome going on.

    Reply

  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • Recurring extreme pain in joint of big toe. Lasts for 2 to three days, then subsides. Had lab work done and was told that my uric acid level was below level that would cause any gout symptoms. I have had two painful flare ups over the past two months, about 3 weeks apart.

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  • From this study (8 months ago):

  • headaches and fatigue seem to come and go throughout the day.

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