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 97,464 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 4,384 have Vertigo. Find out below who they are, when they have Vertigo and more.
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Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from 101,000 Metformin users)
Vertigo has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 164,812 Vertigo patients)
On Feb, 26, 2015: 97,464 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 4,388 people (4.50%) have Vertigo.
Time on Metformin when people have Vertigo * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Vertigo when taking Metformin * :
Age of people who have Vertigo when taking Metformin * :
Severity of Vertigo when taking Metformin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Vertigo ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Diabetes mellitus (835 people, 19.03%)
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus (749 people, 17.07%)
- Hypertension (593 people, 13.51%)
- Diabetes mellitus non-insulin-dependent (429 people, 9.78%)
- Depression (278 people, 6.34%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Metformin hcl (3,047 people, 69.44%)
- Aspirin (1,013 people, 23.09%)
- Byetta (953 people, 21.72%)
- Lisinopril (654 people, 14.90%)
- Simvastatin (525 people, 11.96%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I have been encountering these symptoms for almost two years. I have had blood tests more than 5 times. It all shows in WBC, fluctuate between 2700-3500 with marginal low platelets and the hematologist see it as borderline. Two ultrasound is done for my abdomen; prostate, bladder, kidneys, spline, liver and all showed normal.
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From this study (6 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.
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