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Review: could Metformin cause Neuropathy peripheral?

Summary: Neuropathy peripheral could be caused by Metformin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take Metformin hcl, and have Diabetes mellitus.

We study 97,041 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 549 have Neuropathy peripheral. Find out below who they are, when they have Neuropathy peripheral and more.

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On Apr, 7, 2014: 97,138 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 549 people (0.57%) have Neuropathy Peripheral. They amount to 0.27% of all the 201,019 people who have Neuropathy Peripheral on eHealthMe.

Trend of Neuropathy peripheral in Metformin reports

Time on Metformin when people have Neuropathy peripheral * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Neuropathy peripheral0.00%7.69%15.38%38.46%7.69%15.38%15.38%

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

FemaleMale
Neuropathy peripheral52.95%47.05%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Neuropathy peripheral0.00%0.00%0.23%0.90%5.86%21.62%29.73%41.67%

Severity of Neuropathy peripheral when taking Metformin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Neuropathy peripheral16.67%33.33%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Neuropathy peripheral ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Neuropathy peripheral0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Diabetes mellitus (97 people, 17.67%)
  2. Depression (71 people, 12.93%)
  3. Hypertension (58 people, 10.56%)
  4. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (57 people, 10.38%)
  5. Anxiety (47 people, 8.56%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metformin hcl (343 people, 62.48%)
  2. Aspirin (192 people, 34.97%)
  3. Lisinopril (148 people, 26.96%)
  4. Lipitor (112 people, 20.40%)
  5. Seroquel (100 people, 18.21%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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