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Review: could Metformin cause Vertigo (Dizziness)?

Summary: Vertigo is found among people who take Metformin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Metformin hcl, and have Diabetes. We study 97,517 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 4,379 have Vertigo. Find out below who they are, when they have Vertigo and more.

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Metformin

Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from 101,050 Metformin users)

Vertigo

Vertigo has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 164,916 Vertigo patients)

On Apr, 28, 2015: 97,507 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 4,389 people (4.50%) have Vertigo.

Trend of Vertigo in Metformin reports

Time on Metformin when people have Vertigo * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Vertigo24.47%20.68%9.28%13.08%19.83%10.97%1.69%

Gender of people who have Vertigo when taking Metformin * :

FemaleMale
Vertigo59.44%40.56%

Age of people who have Vertigo when taking Metformin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Vertigo0.00%0.02%0.35%0.97%3.07%12.12%28.23%55.23%

Severity of Vertigo when taking Metformin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Vertigo15.46%50.52%28.87%5.15%

How people recovered from Vertigo ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Vertigo0.00%11.36%88.64%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Diabetes mellitus (835 people, 19.02%)
  2. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (749 people, 17.07%)
  3. Hypertension (593 people, 13.51%)
  4. Diabetes mellitus non-insulin-dependent (429 people, 9.77%)
  5. Depression (278 people, 6.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metformin hcl (3,047 people, 69.42%)
  2. Aspirin (1,013 people, 23.08%)
  3. Byetta (953 people, 21.71%)
  4. Lisinopril (654 people, 14.90%)
  5. Simvastatin (525 people, 11.96%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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