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Review: could Metformin cause Leg swelling (Foot, leg, and ankle swelling)?





Summary: Leg swelling is found among people who take Metformin, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Metformin hydrochloride, and have High blood cholesterol.

We study 97,386 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 15 have Leg swelling. Find out below who they are, when they have Leg swelling and more.

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Metformin

Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Metformin 100,917 users)

Leg swelling

Leg swelling has been reported by people with high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, depression, gastroesophageal reflux disease, hypothyroidism.(latest reports from Leg swelling 1,358 patients)

On Nov, 29, 2014: 97,351 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 15 people (0.02%) have Leg Swelling.

Trend of Leg swelling in Metformin reports

Time on Metformin when people have Leg swelling * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Leg swelling7.14%14.29%7.14%7.14%35.71%14.29%14.29%

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

FemaleMale
Leg swelling73.33%26.67%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Leg swelling0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%13.33%33.33%26.67%26.67%

Severity of Leg swelling when taking Metformin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Leg swelling0.00%53.33%46.67%0.00%

How people recovered from Leg swelling ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Leg swelling20.00%20.00%60.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. High blood cholesterol (5 people, 33.33%)
  2. Diabetes (5 people, 33.33%)
  3. Hypothyroidism (4 people, 26.67%)
  4. Depression (3 people, 20.00%)
  5. High blood pressure (3 people, 20.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metformin hydrochloride (5 people, 33.33%)
  2. Lipitor (3 people, 20.00%)
  3. Vitamin d (3 people, 20.00%)
  4. Lisinopril (3 people, 20.00%)
  5. Levothyroxine sodium (3 people, 20.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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