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Review: could Metformin cause Muscle atrophy?

We study 97,217 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 115 have Muscle atrophy. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle atrophy and more.

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Metformin

Metformin (latest outcomes from 100,725 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes.

Muscle atrophy

Muscle atrophy (a decrease in the mass of the muscle) (latest reports from 37,330 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, pain.

On Aug, 17, 2014: 97,217 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 115 people (0.12%) have Muscle Atrophy. They amount to 0.31% of all the 37,327 people who have Muscle Atrophy on eHealthMe.

Trend of Muscle atrophy in Metformin reports

Time on Metformin when people have Muscle atrophy * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Muscle atrophy20.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%60.00%20.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Muscle atrophy38.26%61.74%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Muscle atrophy0.00%0.00%0.00%1.01%5.05%5.05%25.25%63.64%

Severity of Muscle atrophy when taking Metformin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Muscle atrophy0.00%66.67%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from Muscle atrophy ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Muscle atrophy0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypercholesterolaemia (17 people, 14.78%)
  2. Pain (11 people, 9.57%)
  3. Blood cholesterol increased (11 people, 9.57%)
  4. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (10 people, 8.70%)
  5. Neoplasm malignant (9 people, 7.83%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metformin hcl (82 people, 71.30%)
  2. Lipitor (25 people, 21.74%)
  3. Actos (22 people, 19.13%)
  4. Aspirin (20 people, 17.39%)
  5. Glyburide (17 people, 14.78%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (10 months ago):

  • I've lost 70 lbs in two years, 40 lbs. in the past year. I am having significant atrophy in my legs, specifically my right leg. As a 52 year old man, I cannot walk normally nor can I walk up stairs.

    Reply

  • From this study (5 years ago):

  • Was never a smoker, but have intense cravings for cigarettes and seek to smoke 5-10 per day. Unusually/easily emotional. Highly agitated - take 5 or more walks per day to try to relieve the feeling. Significantly changed behavior and misses social cues, so may continue to repeat questions or opinions.

    Behavioral and physical changes came on seemingly all at once, not gradually over time.

    Reply

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