Review: could Metformin cause Leg pain?
Summary: Leg pain is found among people who take Metformin, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Metformin hydrochloride, and have Diabetes.
We study 97,426 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 9 have Leg pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Leg pain and more.
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Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from 100,962 Metformin users)
Leg pain has been reported by people with high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, depression, gastroesophageal reflux disease, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 1,044 Leg pain patients)
On Jan, 1, 2015: 97,386 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 9 people (0.01%) have Leg Pain.
Time on Metformin when people have Leg pain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Leg pain||0.00%||12.50%||12.50%||25.00%||12.50%||37.50%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Leg pain when taking Metformin * :
|Leg pain||22.22%||77.78% |
Age of people who have Leg pain when taking Metformin * :
|Leg pain||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||11.11%||11.11%||44.44%||33.33% |
Severity of Leg pain when taking Metformin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Leg pain||0.00%||44.44%||55.56%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Leg pain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Leg pain||0.00%||20.00%||80.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Diabetes (3 people, 33.33%)
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus (2 people, 22.22%)
- High blood cholesterol (2 people, 22.22%)
- Type 2 diabetes (2 people, 22.22%)
- Pcos (1 people, 11.11%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Metformin hydrochloride (3 people, 33.33%)
- Hydrochlorothiazide (2 people, 22.22%)
- Glyburide (2 people, 22.22%)
- Fish oil (1 people, 11.11%)
- B complex vitamin (1 people, 11.11%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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