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Review: could Metformin cause Leg pain?

Summary: Leg pain could be caused by Metformin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take Metformin hydrochloride, and have Type 2 diabetes.

We study 97,041 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 5 have Leg pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Leg pain and more.

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Metformin

Metformin (latest outcomes from 100,539 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in type 2 diabetes.

Leg pain

Leg pain (latest reports from 2,096 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, depression, gastroesophageal reflux disease, stress and anxiety.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 97,158 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 5 people (0.01%) have Leg Pain. They amount to 0.25% of all the 2,027 people who have Leg Pain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Leg pain in Metformin reports

Time on Metformin when people have Leg pain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Leg pain0.00%0.00%20.00%20.00%20.00%40.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Leg pain0.00%100.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Leg pain0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%20.00%40.00%40.00%

Severity of Leg pain when taking Metformin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Leg pain0.00%20.00%80.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Leg pain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Leg pain0.00%50.00%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Type 2 diabetes (2 people, 40.00%)
  2. Chronic pain (1 people, 20.00%)
  3. Diabetes mellitus insulin-dependent (1 people, 20.00%)
  4. Diabetes mellitus (1 people, 20.00%)
  5. Acid reflux (1 people, 20.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metformin hydrochloride (3 people, 60.00%)
  2. Dilaudid (1 people, 20.00%)
  3. Ativan (1 people, 20.00%)
  4. Prilosec otc (1 people, 20.00%)
  5. Nasacort aq (1 people, 20.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • Linagliptina to control The diabetes
    And for The pain gabapentina and diclofenaco
    I'm using omeprazol to control The acidosis
    And tadafil to control er├ęctil disfuntion

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