Review: could Metformin cause Neuropathy Peripheral?


Summary

Neuropathy peripheral is found among people who take Metformin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Diabetes mellitus . We study 97,201 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 541 have Neuropathy peripheral. Find out below who they are, when they have Neuropathy peripheral and more.

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Metformin

It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Metformin 99,381 users)

Neuropathy Peripheral

Neuropathy peripheral (surface nerve damage) has been reported by people with pain, drug ineffective, oedema peripheral, drowsiness, fatigue (latest reports from 26,354 Neuropathy peripheral patients).

On Jul, 23, 2016

97,201 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 541 people (0.56%) have Neuropathy Peripheral


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin cause Neuropathy peripheral?

Time on Metformin when people have Neuropathy Peripheral *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 7.14 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 21.43 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 35.71 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 7.14 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 14.29 %
  • 10+ years: 14.29 %

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

  • female: 52 %
  • male: 48 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.24 %
  • 20-29: 0.95 %
  • 30-39: 5.95 %
  • 40-49: 20.24 %
  • 50-59: 29.52 %
  • 60+: 43.1 %

Severity if Neuropathy Peripheral when taking Metformin **:

  • least: 16.67 %
  • moderate: 33.33 %
  • severe: 50.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Neuropathy Peripheral **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Diabetes Mellitus (94 people)
  • Depression (71 people)
  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (55 people)
  • Hypertension (55 people)
  • Anxiety (47 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (152 people)
  • Lisinopril (140 people)
  • Lipitor (106 people)
  • Seroquel (99 people)
  • Lantus (95 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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