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 199,020 people who have side effects when taking Metformin from FDA , and is updated regularly.
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On Aug, 23, 2017
199,020 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 218 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: 37.79 %
- male: 62.21 %
Age of people who have Muscle atrophy when taking Metformin *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 0.0 %
- 20-29: 1.6 %
- 30-39: 3.19 %
- 40-49: 4.79 %
- 50-59: 27.13 %
- 60+: 63.3 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- High Blood Cholesterol (67 people, 30.73%)
- High Blood Pressure (19 people, 8.72%)
- Pain (14 people, 6.42%)
- Neoplasm Malignant (10 people, 4.59%)
- Joint Pain (10 people, 4.59%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Lipitor (34 people, 15.60%)
- Simvastatin (30 people, 13.76%)
- Aspirin (29 people, 13.30%)
- Actos (24 people, 11.01%)
- Crestor (19 people, 8.72%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Weakness (82 people, 37.61%)
- Weight Decreased (60 people, 27.52%)
- Fatigue (51 people, 23.39%)
- Pain (48 people, 22.02%)
- Nausea (45 people, 20.64%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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