Metformin and Muscle atrophy - from FDA reports
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. This review analyzes which people have Muscle atrophy with Metformin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 191,114 people who have side effects when taking Metformin from FDA, and is updated regularly.
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On May, 13, 2017
191,114 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 213 people (0.11%) have Muscle Atrophy
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Metformin when people have Muscle Atrophy *:
- < 1 month: 0.0 %
- 1 - 6 months: 20 %
- 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
- 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
- 2 - 5 years: 60 %
- 5 - 10 years: 20 %
- 10+ years: 0.0 %
Gender of people who have Muscle Atrophy when taking Metformin *:
- female: 38.21 %
- male: 61.79 %
Age of people who have Muscle Atrophy when taking Metformin *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 0.0 %
- 20-29: 1.63 %
- 30-39: 3.26 %
- 40-49: 4.89 %
- 50-59: 27.72 %
- 60+: 62.5 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- High Blood Cholesterol (67 people, 31.46%)
- Diabetes (32 people, 15.02%)
- Type 2 Diabetes (26 people, 12.21%)
- High Blood Pressure (19 people, 8.92%)
- Pain (14 people, 6.57%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Lipitor (33 people, 15.49%)
- Simvastatin (30 people, 14.08%)
- Aspirin (29 people, 13.62%)
- Actos (24 people, 11.27%)
- Crestor (19 people, 8.92%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Weakness (81 people, 38.03%)
- Weight Decreased (57 people, 26.76%)
- Fatigue (49 people, 23.00%)
- Pain (48 people, 22.54%)
- Nausea (45 people, 21.13%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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Do you have Muscle atrophy when taking Metformin?
Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Metformin 198,499 users)
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 8,494 Muscle atrophy patients).
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