A study for a 29 year old woman who takes Metformin - from FDA reports


4,564 females aged 29 (±5) who take the same drug are studied. This is a personalized study for a 29 year old female patient who has Pcos. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA.

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On Feb, 11, 2019

4,564 females aged 29 (±5) who take Metformin are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Metformin for a 29-year old woman.

Information of the patient in this study:

  • Age: 29
  • Gender: female
  • Conditions: Pcos
  • Drugs taken:
    • Metformin (metformin hydrochloride)

eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

  • Osteoarthritis(a joint disease caused by cartilage loss in a joint): 5 (0.11% of females aged 29 (±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. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  2. Dizziness
  3. Deep venous thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)
  4. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  5. Rashes (redness)
  6. Joint swelling
  7. Pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
  8. Swollen tongue (swelling of tongue)
  9. Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
  10. Abdominal pain upper
1 - 6 months:
  1. Pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
  2. Deep venous thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)
  3. Abortion spontaneous (naturally occurring miscarriage)
  4. Headache (pain in head)
  5. High blood pressure
  6. Maternal exposure during pregnancy (use of substance during pregnancy)
  7. Pain
  8. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  9. Breathing difficulty
  10. Chest pain
6 - 12 months:
  1. Hellp syndrome (life-threatening pregnancy complication)
  2. Premature delivery
  3. Hair loss
  4. Angular cheilitis (inflammation of one, or more commonly both, of the corners of the mouth)
  5. Onychoclasis (breaking of the nails)
  6. Vitamin b12 absorption test abnormal
  7. Maternal exposure during pregnancy (use of substance during pregnancy)
  8. Birth control
  9. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  10. Disturbance in attention
1 - 2 years:
  1. Injury
  2. Pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
  3. Deep venous thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)
  4. Pain
  5. Cholecystitis chronic (long lasting infection of gallbladder)
  6. Maternal exposure during pregnancy (use of substance during pregnancy)
  7. Gallstones (stone formation by bile component)
  8. Ketosis (a state of elevated levels of ketone bodies in the body)
  9. Drug exposure during pregnancy
  10. Abdominal pain
2 - 5 years:
  1. Stress and anxiety
  2. Pain
  3. Injury
  4. Emotional distress
  5. Cholecystitis chronic (long lasting infection of gallbladder)
  6. Gallstones (stone formation by bile component)
  7. Pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
  8. Chest pain
  9. Nausea and vomiting
  10. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
5 - 10 years:
  1. Pain
  2. Pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
  3. Gallbladder disorder
  4. Chest pain
  5. Breathing difficulty
  6. Injury
  7. Stress and anxiety
  8. Dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation)
  9. Deep venous thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)
  10. Heavy or prolong menstrual bleeding
10+ years:
  1. Nausea and vomiting
  2. Dizziness
  3. Headache (pain in head)
  4. Vertebral artery occlusion (vertebral artery blockage)
  5. Cerebellar infarction (impaired blood circulation to cerebellum)
  6. Stroke (sudden death of a portion of the brain cells due to a lack of oxygen)
  7. Abortion spontaneous (naturally occurring miscarriage)
  8. Vulvovaginal discomfort
  9. Emotional distress
  10. Sexual intercourse - painful
not specified:
  1. Pain
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  3. Nausea and vomiting
  4. Stress and anxiety
  5. Headache (pain in head)
  6. Injury
  7. Deep venous thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)
  8. Pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
  9. Cholecystitis chronic (long lasting infection of gallbladder)
  10. Abdominal pain

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Birth Control : 438 people, 9.60%
  2. Depression : 316 people, 6.92%
  3. High Blood Pressure : 240 people, 5.26%
  4. Stress And Anxiety : 203 people, 4.45%
  5. Pain : 201 people, 4.40%
  6. Bipolar Disorder (mood disorder): 153 people, 3.35%
  7. Acne (skin problems that cause pimples): 145 people, 3.18%
  8. Hypothyroidism (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development): 129 people, 2.83%
  9. Multiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath): 124 people, 2.72%
  10. High Blood Cholesterol : 119 people, 2.61%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Yasmin (525 people, 11.50%)
  2. Yaz (397 people, 8.70%)
  3. Synthroid (241 people, 5.28%)
  4. Byetta (226 people, 4.95%)
  5. Seroquel (193 people, 4.23%)
  6. Ibuprofen (191 people, 4.18%)
  7. Zoloft (179 people, 3.92%)
  8. Lisinopril (172 people, 3.77%)
  9. Lantus (167 people, 3.66%)
  10. Topamax (163 people, 3.57%)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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