Metformin and Neuropathy peripheral - from FDA reports


Summary

Neuropathy peripheral is found among people who take Metformin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Diabetes . We study 176,252 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA. Among them, 1,053 have Neuropathy peripheral. Find out below who they are, when they have Neuropathy peripheral and more.

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Metformin

Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Metformin 183,350 users)

Neuropathy Peripheral

Neuropathy peripheral (surface nerve damage) has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, pain, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 54,036 Neuropathy peripheral patients).

On Jan, 28, 2017

176,252 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 1,053 people (0.6%) have Neuropathy Peripheral


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin cause Neuropathy peripheral?

Time on Metformin when people have Neuropathy Peripheral *:

  • < 1 month: 5.56 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 16.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 16.67 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.11 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 27.78 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.56 %
  • 10+ years: 16.67 %

Gender of people who have Neuropathy Peripheral when taking Metformin *:

  • female: 53.48 %
  • male: 46.52 %

Age of people who have Neuropathy Peripheral when taking Metformin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.13 %
  • 20-29: 1.04 %
  • 30-39: 4.03 %
  • 40-49: 13.26 %
  • 50-59: 29.91 %
  • 60+: 51.63 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Diabetes (243 people, 23.08%)
  • Type 2 Diabetes (159 people, 15.10%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (128 people, 12.16%)
  • High Blood Pressure (118 people, 11.21%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (99 people, 9.40%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (189 people, 17.95%)
  • Lisinopril (182 people, 17.28%)
  • Lantus (155 people, 14.72%)
  • Lyrica (148 people, 14.06%)
  • Lipitor (142 people, 13.49%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (227 people, 21.56%)
  • Diabetes (211 people, 20.04%)
  • High Blood Pressure (189 people, 17.95%)
  • Weakness (171 people, 16.24%)
  • Fatigue (168 people, 15.95%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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