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Review: could Metformin cause Spinal curvature?

We study 97,185 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 50 have Spinal curvature. Find out below who they are, when they have Spinal curvature and more.

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Metformin

Metformin (latest outcomes from 100,693 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in type 2 diabetes.

Spinal curvature

Spinal curvature (a medical condition in which a person's spine is curved from side to side) (latest reports from 51,206 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, osteopenia, multiple myeloma, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis.

On Jul, 23, 2014: 97,185 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 50 people (0.05%) have Spinal Curvature. They amount to 0.10% of all the 51,159 people who have Spinal Curvature on eHealthMe.

Trend of Spinal curvature in Metformin reports

Time on Metformin when people have Spinal curvature * :

n/a

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

FemaleMale
Spinal curvature87.93%12.07%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Spinal curvature0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%20.83%37.50%41.67%

Severity of Spinal curvature when taking Metformin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Spinal curvature ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Diabetes mellitus (30 people, 60.00%)
  2. Metastatic neoplasm (29 people, 58.00%)
  3. Breast cancer metastatic (29 people, 58.00%)
  4. Hypersensitivity (22 people, 44.00%)
  5. Metastases to bone (3 people, 6.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metformin hcl (47 people, 94.00%)
  2. Zometa (41 people, 82.00%)
  3. Aspirin (35 people, 70.00%)
  4. Ambien (34 people, 68.00%)
  5. Meloxicam (33 people, 66.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    IHateRA on Jul, 22, 2014:

    My first RA Dr. put me on Plaquenil, it seemed to work for six months, then stopped - I thought the dose would be adjusted but it wasn't, so I went to another RA Doc - C-RP wasn't too high, sero neg. Was put on methotrexate - I ended up with a mouth sore the NEXT day, then bumps started appearing on my face, like zits, but NOT zits. I didn't touch them, but they ulcerated, left me full of scars on face, legs, etc - I have been OFF methotrexate for 5 years AND still have the same problem along with a daily fever (100+) and severe sweating - I knew the bumps were a sign of being allergic to Methotrexate, I quit it right away, called Dr. to get in - they told me 3 months (I was an established patient). In terms of fever and sweating, the ONLY thing I have in common with some of these posts and drug lists is METHOTREXATE - I wouldn't allow a pet to take it. I seem to have more in common with a friend who as MS - but my reg. doc doesn't listen to that. I can't take bio. drugs (live in "fungal" region), so I take pain medicine - as little as possible, I guess the Methotrexate is STILL messing with my body. I have a very good acupuncturist - when I told him that my Doc. wasn't "sure" about RA, he poked me (lightly) with his finger in two places and ask which hurt more. He confirmed the RA as it travels on certain meridians in Chinese medicine. Had I picked a different spot for hurting more, then we would have to figure out what I really had. My joints are deteriorating but now I'm afraid of the drugs for RA, so I just put up with and manage the pain (which is extreme) with pain meds, cold therapy (I love my cryo-cuff), and acupuncture. I wish that the side effects of RA drugs weren't as bad as they are! Leaving Cymbalta, Lyrica, Plaquenil and Methotrexate (all at different times) OUT of my body made me realize that they did affect me - I was "foggy" and sluggish mentally but didn't really notice it until I quit them.

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  • From this study (2 days ago):

  • Vigina itching, I been to several doctors and they can't figure it out. So I figure that one of these pills are causing it..I went off of all meds and a week later I stop itching. So I started taking them again and now I'm itching again.

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