Metformin and Spinal curvature - from FDA reports


Summary

Spinal curvature is found among people who take Metformin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Zometa, and have Diabetes . We study 176,252 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA. Among them, 94 have Spinal curvature. Find out below who they are, when they have Spinal curvature and more.

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Metformin

Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Metformin 183,363 users)

Spinal Curvature

Spinal curvature has been reported by people with osteoporosis, osteopenia, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma (latest reports from 6,190 Spinal curvature patients).

On Feb, 14, 2017

176,252 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 94 people (0.05%) have Spinal Curvature


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin cause Spinal curvature?

Time on Metformin when people have Spinal Curvature *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 100 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Spinal Curvature when taking Metformin *:

  • female: 79.78 %
  • male: 20.22 %

Age of people who have Spinal Curvature when taking Metformin *:

  • 0-1: 1.69 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 5.08 %
  • 30-39: 3.39 %
  • 40-49: 10.17 %
  • 50-59: 28.81 %
  • 60+: 50.85 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Diabetes (34 people, 36.17%)
  • Breast Cancer Metastatic (19 people, 20.21%)
  • Metastatic Neoplasm (18 people, 19.15%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (14 people, 14.89%)
  • Hypersensitivity (13 people, 13.83%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (42 people, 44.68%)
  • Fosamax (30 people, 31.91%)
  • Aspirin (28 people, 29.79%)
  • Ambien (27 people, 28.72%)
  • Lexapro (25 people, 26.60%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (49 people, 52.13%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (48 people, 51.06%)
  • Osteoarthritis (44 people, 46.81%)
  • Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (43 people, 45.74%)
  • Back Pain (43 people, 45.74%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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