Review: could Metformin cause Leg Pain?


Summary

Leg pain is found among people who take Metformin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Atenolol, and have Diabetes . We study 23,091 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 14 have Leg pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Leg pain and more.

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Metformin

Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Metformin 97,584 users)

Leg Pain

Leg pain has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, rashes, confusion, insomnia, heat cramps (latest reports from 916 Leg pain patients).

On Jul, 28, 2016

23,091 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 14 people (0.06%) have Leg Pain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin cause Leg pain?

Time on Metformin when people have Leg Pain *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 15.38 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 30.77 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 23.08 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 7.69 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 23.08 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 71.43 %
  • male: 28.57 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 21.43 %
  • 40-49: 28.57 %
  • 50-59: 42.86 %
  • 60+: 7.14 %

Severity if Leg Pain when taking Metformin **:

  • least: 7.14 %
  • moderate: 21.43 %
  • severe: 57.14 %
  • most severe: 14.29 %

How people recovered from Leg Pain **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 16.67 %
  • not yet: 83.33 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Diabetes (8 people)
  • Diabetes Mellitus Non-Insulin-Dependent (6 people)
  • High Blood Cholesterol And Triglycerides (4 people)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (4 people)
  • Depression (4 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Victoza (5 people)
  • Atenolol (5 people)
  • Aspirin (4 people)
  • Triamterene And Hydrochlorothiazide (3 people)
  • Nitroglycerin (3 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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