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

We study 97,314 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 (latest outcomes from 100,833 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes.

Leg swelling

Leg swelling (latest reports from 4,600 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, depression, gastroesophageal reflux disease, pain.

On Oct, 28, 2014: 97,314 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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