Metformin and Muscle atrophy - from FDA reports


Summary

Muscle atrophy is found among people who take Metformin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Lipitor, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 176,252 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA. Among them, 194 have Muscle atrophy. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle atrophy and more.

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Metformin

Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Metformin 183,337 users)

Muscle Atrophy

Muscle atrophy (a decrease in the mass of the muscle) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure (latest reports from 8,143 Muscle atrophy patients).

On Jan, 29, 2017

176,252 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 194 people (0.11%) have Muscle Atrophy


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin cause Muscle atrophy?

Time on Metformin when people have Muscle Atrophy *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 100 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Muscle Atrophy when taking Metformin *:

  • female: 38.34 %
  • male: 61.66 %

Age of people who have Muscle Atrophy when taking Metformin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 1.78 %
  • 30-39: 3.55 %
  • 40-49: 3.55 %
  • 50-59: 27.22 %
  • 60+: 63.91 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (63 people, 32.47%)
  • Diabetes (27 people, 13.92%)
  • Type 2 Diabetes (23 people, 11.86%)
  • High Blood Pressure (15 people, 7.73%)
  • Pain (13 people, 6.70%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lipitor (32 people, 16.49%)
  • Simvastatin (30 people, 15.46%)
  • Aspirin (29 people, 14.95%)
  • Actos (24 people, 12.37%)
  • Glyburide (18 people, 9.28%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weakness (75 people, 38.66%)
  • Weight Decreased (52 people, 26.80%)
  • Fatigue (45 people, 23.20%)
  • Pain (42 people, 21.65%)
  • Nausea (41 people, 21.13%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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