Review: could Metformin cause Neuropathy peripheral?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 5, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.3/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 91,513 people who take Metformin. Among them, 549 have Neuropathy peripheral. See who they are, when they have Neuropathy peripheral and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Metformin (latest outcomes from 100,457 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes, type 2 diabetes. Commonly reported side effects of Metformin include blood glucose increased, nausea, nausea aggravated, weight decreased, nausea and vomiting.
Neuropathy peripheral (surface nerve damage) (latest reports from 192,377 patients) has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, depression, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain.
On Mar, 5, 2014: 91,513 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 549 people (0.60%) have Neuropathy Peripheral.
Time on Metformin when people have Neuropathy peripheral * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Neuropathy peripheral||0.00%||7.69%||15.38%||38.46%||7.69%||15.38%||15.38% |
Gender of people who have Neuropathy peripheral when taking Metformin * :
|Neuropathy peripheral||52.95%||47.05% |
Age of people who have Neuropathy peripheral when taking Metformin * :
|Neuropathy peripheral||0.00%||0.00%||0.23%||0.90%||5.86%||21.62%||29.73%||41.67% |
Severity of Neuropathy peripheral when taking Metformin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Neuropathy peripheral||16.67%||33.33%||50.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Neuropathy peripheral ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Neuropathy peripheral||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Diabetes mellitus (97 people, 17.67%)
- Depression (71 people, 12.93%)
- Hypertension (58 people, 10.56%)
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus (57 people, 10.38%)
- Anxiety (47 people, 8.56%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Metformin hcl (343 people, 62.48%)
- Aspirin (192 people, 34.97%)
- Lisinopril (148 people, 26.96%)
- Lipitor (112 people, 20.40%)
- Seroquel (100 people, 18.21%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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