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BACK PAIN Symptoms and Causes

If you've ever groaned, "Oh, my aching back!", you are not alone. Back pain is one of the most common medical problems, affecting 8 out of 10 people at some point during their lives. Back pain can range from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp pain. Acute back pain comes on suddenly and usually lasts from a few days to a few weeks. Back pain is called chronic if it lasts for more than three months.

Most back pain goes away on its own, though it may take awhile. Taking over-the-counter pain relievers and resting can help. However, staying in bed for more than 1 or 2 days can make it worse.

If your back pain is severe or doesn't improve after three days, you should call your health care provider. You should also get medical attention if you have back pain following an injury.

Treatment for back pain depends on what kind of pain you have, and what is causing it. It may include hot or cold packs, exercise, medicines, injections, complementary treatments, and sometimes surgery.

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At what age should stop taking this drug?

Back pain in my mid backafter 3-5 hrs of sleep, constant tossing and turning for rest of night.

Been on metformin for 4 days so far for Pcos and have eaten it with food and i am having sever diahrea and cramps. i have to take 500mg once a day for 2 weeks and then 2 times a day for 2 weeks and then 3 times a day and i dunno how to make

Bleeding gums

By using the medicine for 3 months,there was symptoms of impotency.

Coma causing motor cycle accident. brain damage. family difficulties not being able to work causing financial problems

Ever since I started taking Metformin almost a year now, I have had a cough and it will not go away.

Fatigue severe pain down left arm dizziness shortness of breath palputations and shere lack of get up and go

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Feeling sleepy, fatigue, and tiredall the time. My vision is also gone seriously blurred.

I took Beano (only one pill) last week and 2 hours later I ended up with a terrible stomach pain.I did not connect the dots, I suspected that it was caused by certain ingredients in the food I was eating. Itwas a very unique pain

Yesterday, after taking Sam-e with Glucosamine. I got a pain between my shoulder blade, jaw pain, dizziness, sweating. felt like a heart attack. I did not go to the hospital because of the money needed. No ins

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63 yo man received Zostavax injection in the left upper arm 12/13/11. Developed painful blister on the right shoulder and pain at the right lower ribs 12/10/11.

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Marax was the asthma the best medicine for me to treat asthma. Inhalers do not work. Apparently centuries of using the contents of Marax with success does not count with the FDA. Shame on them. Bring back this medication.

My father is 68 and retired, he is also diabetic. He suffers from severe joints, hip and back pain. He has been using panadol extra strength but finds it takes too long to act. He is also allergic to aspirin and was hospitalized with a ruptured u

My son was suffering from Head ache for the past one year. I have taken him to an ENT & he prescribed Sibelium 10 mg. & he was taking sibelium 3 months back for migraine and he was experiencing fatigue and drowsiness every day. Every t

While taking Pradaxa I had severe knife feeling pain in left eye. I have been off 2 days and it is better. I will check with eye docotr this week and see if it is eye or meds.

BACK PAIN Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.
Rank Status Study
1 Recruiting Influence of the Use of the Diabetic Drug Metformin on the Overall Survival and Treatment-related Toxicity in Advanced Stage Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Patients.
Condition: Non Small Cell Lung Cancer
Intervention:
Outcome Measures: Assessment of Metformin use;   Assessment of insulin use;   Overall assessment of overall survival and toxicity factors
2 Recruiting Study of Saxagliptin, 5-Hydroxy Saxagliptin, and Metformin Concentrations/Levels in Pediatric Subjects With T2DM
Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Interventions: Drug: Metformin IR;   Drug: Saxagliptin;   Drug: Saxagliptin/Metformin XR FDC;   Drug: Metformin XR
Outcome Measures: Maximum observed plasma concentration (Cmax) of Saxagliptin;   Area under the plasma concentration-time curve from time zero to 24 hours [AUC(0-24)] of Saxagliptin;   Area under the plasma concentration-time curve from time zero extrapolated to infinite time [AUC(INF)] of Saxagliptin;   Maximum observed plasma concentration (Cmax) of 5-hydroxy Saxagliptin;   Area under the plasma concentration-time curve from time zero to 24 hours [AUC(0-24)] of 5-hydroxy Saxagliptin;   Area under the plasma concentration-time curve from time zero extrapolated to infinite time [AUC(INF)] of 5-hydroxy Saxagliptin;   Maximum observed plasma concentration (Cmax) of Metformin;   Area under the plasma concentration-time curve from time zero to 24 hours [AUC(0-24)] of Metformin;   Area under the plasma concentration-time curve from time zero to 12 hours [AUC(0-12)] of Metformin;   Safety: based on medical review of adverse event reports and the results of vital sign measurements, ECGs, physical examinations, and clinical laboratory tests;   Formulation swallowability of Saxagliptin-Metformin FDC tablet, Glucophage® IR tablet and Glucophage® XR tablet
3 Not yet recruiting Dose Comparisons of Leucine-Metformin Combinations on Blood Glucose Levels In Type 2 Diabetic Patients
Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Interventions: Drug: Low Metformin;   Drug: Metformin;   Drug: Mid Metformin;   Drug: High Metformin
Outcome Measures: Change In Fasting Plasma Glucose;   Gastrointestinal Effects;   Change in Baseline-Corrected Plasma Glucose and Insulin Area Under The Concentration Curves;   Change in Insulin Secretory Rates;   Change in Fasting Plasma Lipids;   Change in HbA1c;   Change in HOMA-IR;   Change In 7-Point Glucose Profiles;   Change In Serial Blood Glucose Concentrations;   Safety and Tolerability
4 Unknown  Reducing Antipsychotic-Induced Weight Gain in Children With Metformin
Conditions: Obesity;   Weight Gain;   Psychotropic Induced Weight Gain
Intervention: Drug: Metformin
Outcome Measures: Change in weight;   Weight trajectory based on length of intervention and factors that predict response to Metformin
5 Recruiting PK Study Comparing Metformin Eicosapentaenoate to a Combined Dose of Metformin Hydrochloride and Ethyl Ester EPA
Conditions: Diabetes Mellitus, Non-Insulin-Dependent;   Hypertriglyceridemia
Interventions: Drug: Metformin Eicosapentaenoate;   Drug: Metformin HCl and Vascepa
Outcome Measure: AUC following single and repeat single oral administration of Metformin eicosapentaenoate, Metformin hydrochloride and Vascepa
6 Recruiting Study of Metformin With Simvastatin for Men With Prostate Carcinoma
Condition: Prostate Carcinoma
Interventions: Drug: Metformin;   Drug: Simvastatin
Outcome Measures: Efficacy, as measured by an improvement in PSA doubling time (PSADT) between baseline and 6 months, of the combination of Metformin plus simvastatin in patients with recurrent prostate cancer following definitive treatment.;   Time to protocol-specified event for men treated with the combination of Metformin plus simvastatin.;   Pattern of change in log PSA levels and PSA velocity over time during treatment with Metformin plus simvastatin.;   Associations between changes in metabolic parameters (fasting glucose/insulin/lipid panel/leptin/adiponectin and others) with the pattern of change in log PSA levels.
7 Recruiting Efficacy and Safety of Alogliptin and Metformin Fixed-dose Combination in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes
Condition: Diabetes Mellitus
Interventions: Drug: Alogliptin;   Drug: Metformin HCl;   Drug: Alogliptin and Metformin fixed-dose combination (FDC);   Drug: Alogliptin placebo;   Drug: Metformin placebo;   Drug: Alogliptin and Metformin FDC placebo
Outcome Measures: Change From Baseline to Week 26 (or Early Termination) in Glycosylated Hemoglobin (HbA1c);   Change From Baseline in HbA1c Over Time;   Change From Baseline in Fasting Plasma Glucose Over Time;   Time to hyperglycemic rescue event;   Percentage of Participants Meeting Rescue Criteria;   Percentage of Participants With Marked Hyperglycemia;   Change From Baseline in Body Weight Over Time;   Percentage of Participants With Glycosylated Hemoglobin ≤ 6.5%;   Percentage of Participants With Glycosylated Hemoglobin ≤ 7.0%;   Percentage of Participants With Glycosylated Hemoglobin ≤ 7.5%;   Percentage of Participants With a Decrease in Glycosylated Hemoglobin ≥ 0.5%;   Percentage of Participants With a Decrease in Glycosylated Hemoglobin ≥ 1.0%;   Percentage of Participants With a Decrease in Glycosylated Hemoglobin ≥ 1.5%;   Percentage of Participants With a Decrease in Glycosylated Hemoglobin ≥ 2.0%
8 Recruiting Bioequivalence of a Medium, Fixed Dose Combination Tablet of Linagliptin/Metformin Extended Release in Healthy Subjects.
Condition: Healthy
Interventions: Drug: Linagliptin;   Drug: Metformin;   Drug: Linagliptin/Metformin FDC
Outcome Measures: Area under the concentration-time curve of linagliptin in plasma over the time interval from 0 to 72 hours (AUC0-72);   Maximum measured concentration of linagliptin in plasma (Cmax);   Area under the concentration-time curve of Metformin in plasma over the time interval from 0 to the last quantifiable data point (AUC0-tz);   Cmax of Metformin in plasma;   Area under the concentration-time curve of linagliptin and Metformin in plasma over the time interval from 0 extrapolated to infinity (AUC0-inf);   AUC0-inf of Metformin in plasma
9 Recruiting Phase 4: Investigational Study to Evaluate Metformin XR Monotherapy Versus Metformin IR Monotherapy in Subjects With Type 2 Diabetes
Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Interventions: Drug: Metformin XR;   Drug: Metformin IR;   Drug: Placebo matching with Metformin XR;   Drug: Placebo matching with Metformin IR
Outcome Measures: Mean change in glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) from baseline to Week 24;   Mean change in fasting plasma glucose (FPG) from baseline to Week 24;   Mean change in Mean Daily Glucose (MDG) from baseline to Week 24;   Percent of subjects with HbA1c <7%
10 Recruiting Targeting Pathways in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Using Metformin (MET)
Condition: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Intervention: Drug: Metformin
Outcome Measures: Change in Insulin Sensitivity (SI) after 3 Months of Metformin Therapy;   Change in Peripheral Flow-Mediated Vasodilatation after 3 Months of Metformin Therapy
11 Recruiting A Study of Metformin With or Without Rapamycin as Maintenance Therapy After Induction Chemotherapy in Subjects With Pancreatic Cancer
Condition: Metastatic Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma
Interventions: Drug: Metformin alone (Arm A);   Drug: Metformin (Arm B);   Drug: rapamycin (Arm B)
Outcome Measure: safety and feasibility
12 Recruiting Saxagliptin + Metformin Compared to Saxagliptin or Metformin Monotherapy in PCOS Women With Impaired Glucose Homeostasis
Conditions: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome;   Disorder of Glucose Regulation
Interventions: Drug: Metformin XR;   Drug: Saxagliptin;   Drug: Saxagliptin-Metformin XR
Outcome Measures: Fasting and 2 hour glucose levels after glucose load;   ß-cell compensatory function;   Surrogate measures of insulin sensitivity and secretion;   Cardiometabolic risk factors;   Free androgen index
13 Recruiting Bioequivalence of a Low, Fixed Dose Combination Tablet of Linagliptin/Metformin Extended Release in Healthy Subjects
Condition: Healthy
Interventions: Drug: Linagliptin;   Drug: Linagliptin/Metformin ER FDC;   Drug: Metformin ER
Outcome Measures: Area under the concentration-time curve of linagliptin in plasma over the time interval from 0 to 72 hours (AUC0-72);   Maximum measured concentration of linagliptin in plasma (Cmax);   Area under the concentration-time curve of Metformin in plasma over the time interval from 0 to the last quantifiable data point (AUC0-tz);   Cmax of Metformin in plasma;   Area under the concentration-time curve of linagliptin in plasma over the time interval from 0 extrapolated to infinity (AUC0-inf);   AUC0-inf of Metformin in plasma
14 Recruiting Bioequivalence of a High, Fixed Dose Combination Tablet of Linagliptin/Metformin Extended Release in Healthy Subjects
Condition: Healthy
Interventions: Drug: Linagliptin/Metformin ER FDC;   Drug: Linagliptin;   Drug: Metformin ER
Outcome Measures: Area under the concentration-time curve of linagliptin in plasma over the time interval from 0 to 72 hours (AUC0-72);   Maximum measured concentration of linagliptin in plasma (Cmax);   Area under the concentration-time curve of Metformin in plasma over the time interval from 0 to the last quantifiable data point (AUC0-tz);   Cmax of Metformin in plasma;   Area under the concentration-time curve of Metformin in plasma over the time interval from 0 extrapolated to infinity (AUC0-inf);   AUC0-inf of linagliptin in plasma
15 Recruiting Relative Bioavailability of Multiple Oral Doses of BI 187004 and Metformin After Co-administration Compared to Multiple Oral Doses of BI 187004 Alone and Metformin Alone in Healthy Male Subjects
Condition: Healthy
Interventions: Drug: Metformin;   Drug: BI 187004
Outcome Measures: AUCt,ss (area under the concentration-time curve of the analyte in plasma at steady state over a uniform dosing interval t) for BI 187004;   AUCt,ss (area under the concentration-time curve of the analyte in plasma at steady state over a uniform dosing interval t) for Metformin;   Cmax,ss (Maximum measured concentration of the analyte in plasma at steady state over a uniform dosing interval t) for BI 187004;   Cmax,ss (Maximum measured concentration of the analyte in plasma at steady state over a uniform dosing interval t) for Metformin
16 Recruiting Metformin for the Treatment of Endometrial Hyperplasia
Conditions: Endometrial Hyperplasia;   Endometrial Hyperplasia Without Atypia
Intervention: Drug: Metformin
Outcome Measures: Response Rate;   Toxicity evaluation;   Patient Compliance;   Potential molecular markers in response to treatment with Metformin
17 Not yet recruiting A Study With or Without Metformin to Determine if Metformin Can Prevent Weight Gain and Other Problems (i.e. Diabetes, Increased Cholesterol, Etc.) That Can Arise From the Use of Hormonal Therapy in Combination With Radiation Therapy When Treating Aggressive Localized Prostate Cancer.
Condition: Prostatic Neoplasm
Interventions: Drug: Metformin;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Mean body weight at 12 months of follow-up;   Prevalence and incidence of Metabolic Syndrome
18 Recruiting Phase II Study of Metformin for Reduction of Obesity-Associated Breast Cancer Risk
Condition: Breast Cancer Prevention
Interventions: Drug: Metformin;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: change from baseline in breast density at 6 and 12 months;   change from baseline in serum insulin levels at 6 and 12 months;   change from baseline in serum IGF-1 to IGFBP-3 ratio at 6 and 12 months;   change from baseline in serum testosterone levels at 6 and 12 months;   change from baseline in serum leptin to adiponectin ratio at 6 and 12 months;   change from baseline in body weight at 6 and 12 months;   change from baseline in waist circumference at 6 and 12 months;   change from baseline in serum IGF-2 levels at 6 and 12 months
19 Not yet recruiting The Effect of Simple Basal Insulin Titration, Metformin Plus Liraglutide for Type 2 Diabetes With Very Elevated HbA1c - The SIMPLE Study
Conditions: Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2;   Diabetes
Interventions: Drug: Metformin;   Drug: Detemir;   Drug: Liraglutide;   Drug: Insulin Aspart
Outcome Measures: Composite end-point;   Mean change from randomization in A1c at week 26;   Percentage of patients reaching target A1c of <7% at week 26;   Percentage of patients reaching pre-specified "treatment failure" outcome;   Mean change from randomization in body weight;   Percentage of patients who lost 5% or more of body weight from randomization;   Hypoglycemic episodes;   Percentage of patients experiencing any hypoglycemic episode;   Diabetes Quality of Life (DQOL)questionnaire score;   Short Form-36 (SF-36) questionnaire score;   Number of daily injections;   Health care cost, total;   Health care cost, diabetes-related;   Number of titration events by healthcare professional;   Number of titration events by patient;   Healthcare provider time during scheduled office (minutes/visit);   Healthcare provider time, unscheduled (total minutes);   Compliance with pharmacologic therapy;   Change in LDL cholesterol from baseline to week 26;   Change in triglycerides from baseline;   7-point glucose profiles over 2 consecutive days
20 Recruiting Neoadjuvant Letrozole Plus Metformin vs Letrozole Plus Placebo for ER-positive Postmenopausal Breast Cancer
Condition: Hormone Receptor Positive Malignant Neoplasm of Breast
Interventions: Drug: Metformin;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Clinical response rate;   Pathologic complete response rate;   Changes of Ki67(%);   Breast conservation rate;   Breast density change;   Toxicity profile of letrozole and Metformin