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Review: Metformin and Ferrous Fumarate

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Metformin and Ferrous Fumarate. It is created by eHealthMe based on 23 people who take the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 6, 2014: 23 people who reported to have interactions when taking Metformin Hydrochloride, Ferrous Fumarate are studied

Trend of Metformin Hydrochloride, Ferrous Fumarate's drug interactions, side effects and effectiveness reports (8536501)

Drug combinations in study:
- Metformin Hydrochloride (metformin hydrochloride)
- Ferrous Fumarate (ferrous fumarate)

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Metformin Hydrochloride, Ferrous Fumarate:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Anaemia (lack of blood)6
Decreased Appetite (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat)6
Asthenia (weakness)6
Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)6
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)6
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)4
Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)4
Left Ventricular Hypertrophy (the thickening of the myocardium (muscle) of the left ventricle of the heart)4
Hypovolaemia (a decreased volume of circulating blood in the body)4
Hypophagia (reduced food intake)4

Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Metformin Hydrochloride, Ferrous Fumarate:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Alcohol Use (problems with alcohol)3
False Positive Laboratory Result2
Abdominal Pain Upper2
Rash Erythematous Aggravated (redness of the skin)2
Anemia (less than the normal quantity of haemoglobin in the blood)2
Nipple Has One Red Patch That Has Spread To The Areola With Red 'spots' (not Pimples), Left Nipple Only, No Pain, Itchiness Or Discharge.2

How effective are the drugs:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Metformin Hydrochloride0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%
Ferrous Fumarate0.00%0.00%33.33%33.33%33.33%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Anaemia
  2. Diabetes
  3. Arthritis - osteoarthritis
  4. Hbp
  5. Unevaluable event

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Omeprazole
  2. Lisinopril
  3. Furosemide
  4. Simvastatin
  5. Metformin hcl

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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On eHealthMe, Metformin Hydrochloride (metformin hydrochloride) is often used to treat diabetes. Ferrous Fumarate (ferrous fumarate) is often used to treat anemia. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • I'm Agoraphobic and don't leave my house so unable to attend GP or local hospital to have this investigated.
    I'm morbidly obese - due to combination of drugs listed above and which have known side effects of weight gain (not due to diet) I don't eat fried food or red meat and eat plenty of fresh fruit.
    I'm panic-stricken this might be Paget's disease of the breast. I've been trying to research via the Internet but my symptoms don't seem to fit anything - not Dermatitis, Psoriasis, Eczema, Rash, but has similarities to Paget's. I can't find any sign of a lump in either breast but don't know what this redness and 'spreading' of it is on my left nipple and areola.


  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • Persistent discomfort; upper left abdomen
    Craving alcohol (wine)


  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • can any of these drugs cause weakness of the knees or knee buckling


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