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Review: could Metformin cause Vertigo (Dizziness)?

We study 97,314 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 4,382 have Vertigo. Find out below who they are, when they have Vertigo and more.

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Metformin

Metformin (latest outcomes from 100,833 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes.

Vertigo

Vertigo (latest reports from 1,295,398 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol.

On Oct, 26, 2014: 97,314 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 4,384 people (4.51%) 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
Vertigo24.57%20.69%8.62%13.36%19.83%11.21%1.72%

Gender of people who have Vertigo when taking Metformin * :

FemaleMale
Vertigo59.41%40.59%

Age of people who have Vertigo when taking Metformin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Vertigo0.00%0.03%0.35%0.95%3.03%12.13%28.24%55.28%

Severity of Vertigo when taking Metformin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Vertigo15.22%50.00%29.35%5.43%

How people recovered from Vertigo ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Vertigo0.00%12.82%87.18%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Diabetes mellitus (834 people, 19.02%)
  2. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (749 people, 17.08%)
  3. Hypertension (592 people, 13.50%)
  4. Diabetes mellitus non-insulin-dependent (429 people, 9.79%)
  5. Depression (277 people, 6.32%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metformin hcl (3,047 people, 69.50%)
  2. Aspirin (1,013 people, 23.11%)
  3. Byetta (953 people, 21.74%)
  4. Lisinopril (653 people, 14.90%)
  5. Simvastatin (525 people, 11.98%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 month ago):

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  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • I want to know if all of the above taken daily is the cause of my dizziness which gives me no warning, but swoops in an last for a few minutes with a slight headache over the eyes afterward.

    I have been to my internalist, cardiologist, 2 dizziness doctors, 2 neurologists, and no one has asked or checked on my medicines. None can tell me why I get dizzy. So I am taking it upon myself to try to find out. All vital signs have been checked and am given a clean bill of health.

    Reply

  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • Vertigo, nausea and deafness seem to come and go. I also get fulness in the ear. With no seemingly causing factor. Was told I had meniers disease. However have now been told I may have auditory neuropathy.

    Reply

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