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Review: could Metformin cause Vitamin d deficiency (Rickets)?

We study 97,314 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 81 have Vitamin d deficiency. Find out below who they are, when they have Vitamin d deficiency 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.

Vitamin d deficiency

Vitamin d deficiency (softening of bones) (latest reports from 32,309 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, osteopenia, high blood pressure, gastrooesophageal reflux disease, multiple sclerosis.

On Oct, 26, 2014: 97,314 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 81 people (0.08%) have Vitamin D Deficiency.

Trend of Vitamin d deficiency in Metformin reports

Time on Metformin when people have Vitamin d deficiency * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Vitamin d deficiency100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Vitamin d deficiency when taking Metformin * :

FemaleMale
Vitamin d deficiency69.74%30.26%

Age of people who have Vitamin d deficiency when taking Metformin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Vitamin d deficiency0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%4.29%18.57%27.14%50.00%

Severity of Vitamin d deficiency when taking Metformin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Vitamin d deficiency0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Vitamin d deficiency ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Vitamin d deficiency0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Diabetes mellitus (30 people, 37.04%)
  2. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (13 people, 16.05%)
  3. Osteoporosis (11 people, 13.58%)
  4. Blood pressure (10 people, 12.35%)
  5. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (9 people, 11.11%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metformin hcl (38 people, 46.91%)
  2. Aspirin (29 people, 35.80%)
  3. Lisinopril (21 people, 25.93%)
  4. Vitamin d (15 people, 18.52%)
  5. Fosamax (14 people, 17.28%)

* 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 (6 months ago):

  • I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH DIABETIC TYPE II, I STARTED TO USE NEODIPAR ( Metformin (HCl)500 MG ) MORNING + NIGHT.
    STARTED WALK , RUNNING AND EXERCISE DAILY AND REDUCED MY WEIGHT 10 KG IN ONE MONTH. THAN SUDDENLY I FELT CONTINUSE PAIN IN UPPER BACK BONE ( SPINE), AND AFTER TEST OF VITAMIN D, IT WAS FOUND THAT I HAVE SEVER DEFICIENCY.
    NOW USING CDOSE, ( VIT D3 2000 ID DAILY)
    SLIGHTLY FEELING BETTER, BUT AFTER CONTINUES SITTING IN FRONT OF COMPUTER OR WHILE SITTING ON BENCH, PAIN AND FATIGUE STARTED JUST AFTER 15 MINUTES.

    Reply

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