Metformin and Parkinson's disease - from FDA reports


Summary

Parkinson's disease 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 Aspirin, and have Diabetes. This review analyzes which people have Parkinson's disease with Metformin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 191,114 people who have side effects when taking Metformin from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On May, 05, 2017

191,114 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 220 people (0.12%) have Parkinson's Disease


Number of reports submitted per year:

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Time on Metformin when people have Parkinson's Disease *:

  • < 1 month: 15.38 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 7.69 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 69.23 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 7.69 %

Gender of people who have Parkinson's Disease when taking Metformin *:

  • female: 46.15 %
  • male: 53.85 %

Age of people who have Parkinson's Disease when taking Metformin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 7.6 %
  • 40-49: 5.26 %
  • 50-59: 8.77 %
  • 60+: 78.36 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Diabetes (62 people, 28.18%)
  • High Blood Pressure (40 people, 18.18%)
  • Type 2 Diabetes (36 people, 16.36%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (22 people, 10.00%)
  • Depression (15 people, 6.82%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (38 people, 17.27%)
  • Simvastatin (27 people, 12.27%)
  • Lipitor (25 people, 11.36%)
  • Glipizide (25 people, 11.36%)
  • Seroquel (20 people, 9.09%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Tremor (60 people, 27.27%)
  • Gait Disturbance (31 people, 14.09%)
  • Depression (30 people, 13.64%)
  • Weakness (29 people, 13.18%)
  • Fall (29 people, 13.18%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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