Will you have Diabetes with Metformin - from FDA reports

Summary

Diabetes is found among people who take Metformin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Seroquel, and have High blood pressure. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 251,352 people who have side effects when taking Metformin from FDA, and is updated regularly.



What's eHealthMe?

eHealthMe is a health data analysis company based in Mountain View, California. eHealthMe monitors and analyzes the outcomes of drugs and supplements that are currently on the market. The results are readily available to health care professionals and consumers.

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How we gather our data?

Healthcare data is obtained from a number of sources including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This information is aggregated and used to produce personalized reports that patients can reference.

The information that eHealthMe collects includes:

  • Side effects (including severity and how people recover from them)
  • Associated conditions or symptoms
  • Drug effectiveness
  • Demographic data regarding drug use

How the study uses the data?

The study is based on metformin hydrochloride (the active ingredients of Metformin) and Metformin (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Synonyms of Diabetes are also considered in the study.

What is Metformin?

Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Metformin 259,096 users)

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, diabetes, bipolar disorder, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 328,603 Diabetes patients).

How to use the study?

Patients can bring a copy of the report to their healthcare provider to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood. It is recommended that patients use the information presented as a part of a broader decision-making process.


On Feb, 26, 2019

251,352 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 4,319 people (1.72%) have Diabetes


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin cause Diabetes?

Time on Metformin when people have Diabetes *:

  • < 1 month: 21.19 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.42 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.47 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.17 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 19.49 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 8.47 %
  • 10+ years: 6.78 %

Gender of people who have Diabetes when taking Metformin *:

  • female: 59.02 %
  • male: 40.98 %

Age of people who have Diabetes when taking Metformin *:

  • 0-1: 0.09 %
  • 2-9: 0.16 %
  • 10-19: 0.63 %
  • 20-29: 2.28 %
  • 30-39: 8.16 %
  • 40-49: 19.51 %
  • 50-59: 28.39 %
  • 60+: 40.78 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. High Blood Pressure: 661 people, 15.30%
  2. Depression: 574 people, 13.29%
  3. High Blood Cholesterol: 504 people, 11.67%
  4. Stress And Anxiety: 321 people, 7.43%
  5. Pain: 294 people, 6.81%
  6. Bipolar Disorder (mood disorder): 274 people, 6.34%
  7. Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints): 261 people, 6.04%
  8. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 249 people, 5.77%
  9. Sleep Disorder: 226 people, 5.23%
  10. Schizophrenia (a mental disorder characterized by a breakdown of thought processes): 225 people, 5.21%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Seroquel: 642 people, 14.86%
  2. Lipitor: 517 people, 11.97%
  3. Aspirin: 446 people, 10.33%
  4. Lisinopril: 420 people, 9.72%
  5. Nexium: 388 people, 8.98%
  6. Lantus: 312 people, 7.22%
  7. Crestor: 308 people, 7.13%
  8. Simvastatin: 292 people, 6.76%
  9. Lyrica: 277 people, 6.41%
  10. Zyprexa: 252 people, 5.83%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. High Blood Pressure: 924 people, 21.39%
  2. Pain: 516 people, 11.95%
  3. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 480 people, 11.11%
  4. Breathing Difficulty: 448 people, 10.37%
  5. High Blood Cholesterol: 444 people, 10.28%
  6. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 410 people, 9.49%
  7. Stress And Anxiety: 375 people, 8.68%
  8. Weight Increased: 362 people, 8.38%
  9. Drug Ineffective: 359 people, 8.31%
  10. Dizziness: 357 people, 8.27%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.


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