Metformin and Parkinson's disease - from FDA reports
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 High blood pressure. This review analyzes which people have Parkinson's disease with Metformin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 199,020 people who have side effects when taking Metformin from FDA , and is updated regularly.
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On Sep, 20, 2017
199,020 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 228 people (0.11%) have Parkinson's disease
Number of reports submitted per year:
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: 46.3 %
- male: 53.7 %
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: 7.43 %
- 40-49: 5.14 %
- 50-59: 8.57 %
- 60+: 78.86 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- High Blood Pressure (40 people, 17.54%)
- High Blood Cholesterol (23 people, 10.09%)
- Depression (15 people, 6.58%)
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (13 people, 5.70%)
- Bipolar Disorder (13 people, 5.70%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Aspirin (38 people, 16.67%)
- Simvastatin (27 people, 11.84%)
- Lipitor (25 people, 10.96%)
- Glipizide (25 people, 10.96%)
- Seroquel (20 people, 8.77%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Tremor (61 people, 26.75%)
- Gait Disturbance (33 people, 14.47%)
- Depression (30 people, 13.16%)
- Weakness (29 people, 12.72%)
- Fall (29 people, 12.72%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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hello i was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and have been on Metformin 500 mg for a month already and I also take Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg and lately i have been experiencing a lot of stomach problems, diarrhea and nausea. could it be the med? Just checking if its normal. that's all. ...
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