Review: could Metformin cause Vertigo?


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 Diabetes mellitus . We study 97,203 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 4,585 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 97,584 users)

Vertigo

Vertigo has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, weakness, fatigue, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 157,319 Vertigo patients).

On Jul, 27, 2016

97,203 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 4,585 people (4.72%) have Vertigo


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin cause Vertigo?

Time on Metformin when people have Vertigo *:

  • < 1 month: 26.49 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20.15 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.21 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.69 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 18.66 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 11.19 %
  • 10+ years: 2.61 %

Gender of people who have Vertigo when taking Metformin *:

  • female: 59.33 %
  • male: 40.67 %

Age of people who have Vertigo when taking Metformin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.03 %
  • 10-19: 0.36 %
  • 20-29: 1.01 %
  • 30-39: 3.13 %
  • 40-49: 12.54 %
  • 50-59: 27.58 %
  • 60+: 55.36 %

Severity if Vertigo when taking Metformin **:

  • least: 14.42 %
  • moderate: 51.92 %
  • severe: 28.85 %
  • most severe: 4.81 %

How people recovered from Vertigo **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 16.67 %
  • not yet: 83.33 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Diabetes Mellitus (754 people)
  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (705 people)
  • Hypertension (518 people)
  • Diabetes Mellitus Non-Insulin-Dependent (410 people)
  • Depression (243 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Byetta (892 people)
  • Aspirin (754 people)
  • Lisinopril (627 people)
  • Simvastatin (489 people)
  • Glipizide (431 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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