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Review: could Metformin cause Muscle atrophy?

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 Metformin hcl, and have High blood cholesterol.

We study 97,507 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 has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from 101,041 Metformin 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, osteoporosis, pain. (latest reports from 5,644 Muscle atrophy patients)

On Mar, 29, 2015: 97,488 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 115 people (0.12%) have Muscle Atrophy.

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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