Review: could Metformin cause Vitamin d deficiency?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 10, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 91,513 people who take Metformin. Among them, 80 have Vitamin d deficiency. See who they are, when they have Vitamin d deficiency and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Metformin (latest outcomes from 100,457 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes, type 2 diabetes. Commonly reported side effects of Metformin include blood glucose increased, nausea, nausea aggravated, weight decreased, nausea and vomiting.
Vitamin d deficiency
Vitamin d deficiency (softening of bones) (latest reports from 28,928 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, osteopenia, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Feb, 9, 2014: 91,358 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 68 people (0.07%) have Vitamin D Deficiency.
Time on Metformin when people have Vitamin d deficiency * :
Gender of people who have Vitamin d deficiency when taking Metformin * :
|Vitamin d deficiency||67.16%||32.84% |
Age of people who have Vitamin d deficiency when taking Metformin * :
|Vitamin d deficiency||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||4.69%||18.75%||21.88%||54.69% |
Severity of Vitamin d deficiency when taking Metformin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Vitamin d deficiency||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Vitamin d deficiency ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Diabetes mellitus (28 people, 41.18%)
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus (13 people, 19.12%)
- Osteoporosis (11 people, 16.18%)
- Blood pressure (10 people, 14.71%)
- Thyroid disorder (9 people, 13.24%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Metformin hcl (36 people, 52.94%)
- Aspirin (26 people, 38.24%)
- Lisinopril (19 people, 27.94%)
- Vitamin d (14 people, 20.59%)
- Fosamax (14 people, 20.59%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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