A study for a 60 year old man who takes Metformin - from FDA reports


33,781 males aged 60 (±5) who take the same drug are studied. This is a personalized study for a 60 year old male patient who has Diabetes. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA.

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On Jan, 10, 2019

33,781 males aged 60 (±5) who take Metformin are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Metformin for a 60-year old man.

Information of the patient in this study:

  • Age: 60
  • Gender: male
  • Conditions: Diabetes
  • Drugs taken:
    • Metformin (metformin hydrochloride)

eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

  • Diabetes: 417 (1.23% of males aged 60 (±5) who take the drug)

As an adverse outcome could be a symptom of a condition, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, regardless of which drug is taken, how many female HBP patients aged 50 (±5) have nausea

As an adverse outcome could be a side effect of a drug, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, how many female Aspirin users aged 50 (±5) have nausea

Most common side effects over time

< 1 month:
  1. Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
  2. Diarrhea
  3. Renal failure acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
  4. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  5. Drug abuse and dependence
  6. Depressed level of consciousness
  7. Muscle aches (muscle pain)
  8. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  9. Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)
  10. Breathing difficulty
1 - 6 months:
  1. Blood glucose increased
  2. Renal failure acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
  3. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  4. Diarrhea
  5. Pneumonia
  6. Hepatic function abnormal
  7. Nausea and vomiting
  8. Lactic acidosis (low ph in body tissues)
  9. Drug ineffective
  10. Fever
6 - 12 months:
  1. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  2. Diarrhea
  3. Nausea and vomiting
  4. Lactic acidosis (low ph in body tissues)
  5. Memory loss
  6. Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
  7. Dizziness
  8. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus)
  9. Heart attack
  10. Liver function test abnormal
1 - 2 years:
  1. Heart attack
  2. Renal failure acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
  3. Chest pain
  4. Lactic acidosis (low ph in body tissues)
  5. Fever
  6. Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
  7. Metabolic acidosis (body produces too much acid, or when the kidneys are not removing enough acid from the body)
  8. Pain
  9. Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
  10. Atrial fibrillation/flutter (atrial fibrillation and flutter are abnormal heart rhythms in which the atria, or upper chambers of the heart, are out of sync with the ventricles)
2 - 5 years:
  1. Heart attack
  2. Renal failure acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
  3. Chest pain
  4. Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
  5. Diabetic ketoacidosis (diabetic ketoacidosis (dka) is high concentrations of ketone bodies)
  6. Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)
  7. Pain
  8. Cardiac failure congestive
  9. Breathing difficulty
  10. Heart disease
5 - 10 years:
  1. Renal failure acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
  2. Lactic acidosis (low ph in body tissues)
  3. Heart attack
  4. Diarrhea
  5. Gastrointestinal haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
  6. Cardiac failure congestive
  7. Coronary heart disease (narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries)
  8. Renal tubular necrosis (death of kidney tubules)
  9. Heart injury
  10. Weakness
10+ years:
  1. Heart attack
  2. Cardiac failure congestive
  3. Depression
  4. Lactic acidosis (low ph in body tissues)
  5. Diabetic ketoacidosis (diabetic ketoacidosis (dka) is high concentrations of ketone bodies)
  6. Stress and anxiety
  7. Pneumonia
  8. Renal failure acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
  9. High blood cholesterol
  10. Coronary heart disease (narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries)
not specified:
  1. Blood glucose increased
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  3. Weight decreased
  4. Drug ineffective
  5. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  6. Diarrhea
  7. Heart attack
  8. Breathing difficulty
  9. Weakness
  10. Dizziness

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. High Blood Pressure : 4,420 people, 13.08%
  2. High Blood Cholesterol : 2,803 people, 8.30%
  3. Pain : 1,320 people, 3.91%
  4. Depression : 903 people, 2.67%
  5. Preventive Health Care : 872 people, 2.58%
  6. Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (atrial fibrillation and flutter are abnormal heart rhythms in which the atria, or upper chambers of the heart, are out of sync with the ventricles): 849 people, 2.51%
  7. Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints): 756 people, 2.24%
  8. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 737 people, 2.18%
  9. Psoriasis (immune-mediated disease that affects the skin): 713 people, 2.11%
  10. Hyperlipidaemia (presence of excess lipids in the blood): 609 people, 1.80%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Byetta (2,916 people, 8.63%)
  2. Aspirin (2,843 people, 8.42%)
  3. Lantus (2,584 people, 7.65%)
  4. Lipitor (2,549 people, 7.55%)
  5. Lisinopril (2,286 people, 6.77%)
  6. Avandia (2,219 people, 6.57%)
  7. Actos (1,907 people, 5.65%)
  8. Simvastatin (1,808 people, 5.35%)
  9. Amlodipine (1,749 people, 5.18%)
  10. Glyburide (1,740 people, 5.15%)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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