Could Metformin cause Vertigo - from FDA reports


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 Byetta, and have Type 2 diabetes . We study 176,252 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA. Among them, 7,421 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 Metformin 183,262 users)

Vertigo

Vertigo has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, depression, osteoporosis, pain (latest reports from 271,782 Vertigo patients).

On Dec, 23, 2016

176,252 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 7,421 people (4.21%) have Vertigo


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin cause Vertigo?

Time on Metformin when people have Vertigo *:

  • < 1 month: 29.6 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 18.83 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.28 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.11 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 21.97 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 9.42 %
  • 10+ years: 1.79 %

Gender of people who have Vertigo when taking Metformin *:

  • female: 59.07 %
  • male: 40.93 %

Age of people who have Vertigo when taking Metformin *:

  • 0-1: 0.03 %
  • 2-9: 0.03 %
  • 10-19: 0.46 %
  • 20-29: 1.19 %
  • 30-39: 3.17 %
  • 40-49: 11.4 %
  • 50-59: 25.97 %
  • 60+: 57.75 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Type 2 Diabetes (1,694 people, 22.83%)
  • Diabetes (1,552 people, 20.91%)
  • High Blood Pressure (1,043 people, 14.05%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (654 people, 8.81%)
  • Depression (400 people, 5.39%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Byetta (962 people, 12.96%)
  • Aspirin (894 people, 12.05%)
  • Lisinopril (751 people, 10.12%)
  • Lantus (637 people, 8.58%)
  • Simvastatin (591 people, 7.96%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (2,099 people, 28.28%)
  • Weakness (1,198 people, 16.14%)
  • Headache (1,183 people, 15.94%)
  • Fatigue (1,149 people, 15.48%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (1,017 people, 13.70%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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