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 Rheumatoid arthritis. This review analyzes which people have Joint pain with Metformin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 199,020 people who have side effects when taking Metformin from FDA , and is updated regularly.

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On Sep, 20, 2017

199,020 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 4,176 people (2.1%) have Joint pain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin cause Joint pain?

Time on Metformin when people have Joint pain *:

  • < 1 month: 18.92 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 29.73 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12.16 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.41 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 16.22 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 16.22 %
  • 10+ years: 1.35 %

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

  • female: 63.41 %
  • male: 36.59 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.09 %
  • 2-9: 0.03 %
  • 10-19: 0.52 %
  • 20-29: 0.83 %
  • 30-39: 4.13 %
  • 40-49: 11.71 %
  • 50-59: 29.0 %
  • 60+: 53.68 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (668 people, 16.00%)
  • High Blood Pressure (633 people, 15.16%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (592 people, 14.18%)
  • Pain (314 people, 7.52%)
  • Depression (257 people, 6.15%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Humira (593 people, 14.20%)
  • Aspirin (484 people, 11.59%)
  • Lisinopril (396 people, 9.48%)
  • Lipitor (394 people, 9.43%)
  • Lantus (361 people, 8.64%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain In Extremity (866 people, 20.74%)
  • Pain (778 people, 18.63%)
  • Fatigue (762 people, 18.25%)
  • Back Pain (642 people, 15.37%)
  • Nausea (613 people, 14.68%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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