Review: could Metformin cause Vitamin d deficiency (Rickets)?
Summary: Vitamin d deficiency 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, 81 have Vitamin d deficiency. Find out below who they are, when they have Vitamin d deficiency 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)
Vitamin d deficiency
Vitamin d deficiency (softening of bones) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, osteopenia, high blood pressure, gastrooesophageal reflux disease, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 5,483 Vitamin d deficiency patients)
On Mar, 2, 2015: 97,464 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 81 people (0.08%) have Vitamin D Deficiency.
Time on Metformin when people have Vitamin d deficiency * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Vitamin d deficiency||100.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Vitamin d deficiency when taking Metformin * :
|Vitamin d deficiency||69.74%||30.26% |
Age of people who have Vitamin d deficiency when taking Metformin * :
|Vitamin d deficiency||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||4.29%||18.57%||27.14%||50.00% |
Severity of Vitamin d deficiency when taking Metformin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Vitamin d deficiency||0.00%||50.00%||50.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Vitamin d deficiency ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Vitamin d deficiency||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Diabetes mellitus (30 people, 37.04%)
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus (13 people, 16.05%)
- Osteoporosis (11 people, 13.58%)
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (9 people, 11.11%)
- Thyroid disorder (9 people, 11.11%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Metformin hcl (38 people, 46.91%)
- Aspirin (29 people, 35.80%)
- Lisinopril (21 people, 25.93%)
- Vitamin d (15 people, 18.52%)
- Fosamax (14 people, 17.28%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (10 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.
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