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Review: could Metformin cause Parkinson's disease?





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 1 - 2 years, also take medication Metformin hcl, and have Diabetes mellitus.

We study 97,386 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 118 have Parkinson's disease. Find out below who they are, when they have Parkinson's disease and more.

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Metformin

Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (view latest outcomes from 100,893 users)

Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's disease has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia.(latest reports from Parkinson's disease 23,890 patients)

On Nov, 29, 2014: 97,351 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 119 people (0.12%) have Parkinson's Disease.

Trend of Parkinson's disease in Metformin reports

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

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Parkinson's disease0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Parkinson's disease42.40%57.60%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Parkinson's disease0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%1.98%8.91%9.90%79.21%

Severity of Parkinson's disease when taking Metformin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Parkinson's disease50.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Parkinson's disease ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Parkinson's disease0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Diabetes mellitus (20 people, 16.81%)
  2. Hypertension (17 people, 14.29%)
  3. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (13 people, 10.92%)
  4. Parkinson's disease (13 people, 10.92%)
  5. Bipolar disorder (10 people, 8.40%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metformin hcl (65 people, 54.62%)
  2. Aspirin (43 people, 36.13%)
  3. Lipitor (19 people, 15.97%)
  4. Clonazepam (17 people, 14.29%)
  5. Glipizide (17 people, 14.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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