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 97,426 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 has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from 100,962 Metformin users)
Leg swelling has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol, gastroesophageal reflux disease, hypothyroidism. (latest reports from 1,395 Leg swelling patients)
On Dec, 30, 2014: 97,386 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 15 people (0.02%) have Leg Swelling.
Time on Metformin when people have Leg swelling * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Leg swelling||7.14%||14.29%||7.14%||7.14%||35.71%||14.29%||14.29% |
Gender of people who have Leg swelling when taking Metformin * :
|Leg swelling||73.33%||26.67% |
Age of people who have Leg swelling when taking Metformin * :
|Leg swelling||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||13.33%||33.33%||26.67%||26.67% |
Severity of Leg swelling when taking Metformin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Leg swelling||0.00%||53.33%||46.67%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Leg swelling ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Leg swelling||20.00%||20.00%||60.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- High blood cholesterol (5 people, 33.33%)
- Diabetes (5 people, 33.33%)
- Hypothyroidism (4 people, 26.67%)
- Depression (3 people, 20.00%)
- High blood pressure (3 people, 20.00%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Metformin hydrochloride (5 people, 33.33%)
- Lipitor (3 people, 20.00%)
- Vitamin d (3 people, 20.00%)
- Lisinopril (3 people, 20.00%)
- Levothyroxine sodium (3 people, 20.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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