Will you have Hyperglycemia with Metformin - from FDA reports

Summary

Hyperglycemia 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 Lantus, 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.



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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 Hyperglycemia 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 Hyperglycemia?

Hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, multiple myeloma (latest reports from 30,375 Hyperglycemia 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, 25, 2019

251,352 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 2,722 people (1.08%) have Hyperglycemia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin cause Hyperglycemia?

Time on Metformin when people have Hyperglycemia *:

  • < 1 month: 22.29 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 30.12 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 11.45 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.02 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 13.86 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.83 %
  • 10+ years: 8.43 %

Gender of people who have Hyperglycemia when taking Metformin *:

  • female: 52.88 %
  • male: 47.12 %

Age of people who have Hyperglycemia when taking Metformin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.84 %
  • 20-29: 2.93 %
  • 30-39: 7.2 %
  • 40-49: 13.29 %
  • 50-59: 20.93 %
  • 60+: 54.8 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. High Blood Pressure: 361 people, 13.26%
  2. High Blood Cholesterol: 180 people, 6.61%
  3. Depression: 144 people, 5.29%
  4. Pain: 92 people, 3.38%
  5. Preventive Health Care: 79 people, 2.90%
  6. Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells): 75 people, 2.76%
  7. Stress And Anxiety: 73 people, 2.68%
  8. Schizophrenia (a mental disorder characterized by a breakdown of thought processes): 69 people, 2.53%
  9. Acromegaly (body produces too much growth hormone, leading to excess growth of body tissues): 67 people, 2.46%
  10. Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break): 56 people, 2.06%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Lantus: 423 people, 15.54%
  2. Aspirin: 207 people, 7.60%
  3. Lisinopril: 171 people, 6.28%
  4. Glyburide: 170 people, 6.25%
  5. Simvastatin: 169 people, 6.21%
  6. Insulin: 156 people, 5.73%
  7. Seroquel: 136 people, 5.00%
  8. Lipitor: 131 people, 4.81%
  9. Gliclazide: 129 people, 4.74%
  10. Amlodipine: 119 people, 4.37%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. High Blood Pressure: 278 people, 10.21%
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 269 people, 9.88%
  3. Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar): 264 people, 9.70%
  4. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 254 people, 9.33%
  5. Nausea And Vomiting: 222 people, 8.16%
  6. Diarrhea: 219 people, 8.05%
  7. Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure): 211 people, 7.75%
  8. Weakness: 207 people, 7.60%
  9. Pain: 184 people, 6.76%
  10. Drug Ineffective: 170 people, 6.25%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.


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