Review: could Metformin Hydrochloride cause Blood In Stool?


Blood in stool is found among people who take Metformin Hydrochloride, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Lotronex, and have Diabetes mellitus non-insulin-dependent . We study 12,308 people who have side effects while taking Metformin hydrochloride from FDA and social media. Among them, 6 have Blood in stool. Find out below who they are, when they have Blood in stool and more.

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Metformin Hydrochloride

Metformin hydrochloride has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Metformin hydrochloride 18,412 users)

Blood In Stool

Blood in stool has been reported by people with irritable bowel syndrome, depression, weight loss, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 3,155 Blood in stool patients).

On Oct, 15, 2016

12,308 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin Hydrochloride.
Among them, 6 people (0.05%) have Blood In Stool

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin hydrochloride cause Blood in stool?

Time on Metformin Hydrochloride when people have Blood In Stool *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 100 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Blood In Stool when taking Metformin Hydrochloride *:

  • female: 16.67 %
  • male: 83.33 %

Age of people who have Blood In Stool when taking Metformin Hydrochloride *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 20 %
  • 40-49: 20 %
  • 50-59: 20 %
  • 60+: 40 %

Severity of Blood In Stool **:

  • least: 100 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Erectile Dysfunction (1 person, 16.67%)
  • Diabetes Mellitus Non-Insulin-Dependent (1 person, 16.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lotronex (2 people, 33.33%)
  • Warfarin Sodium (1 person, 16.67%)
  • Vitamin B6(pyridoxine Hydrochloride) (1 person, 16.67%)
  • Paroxetine Hcl (1 person, 16.67%)
  • Methylphenidrate Hydrochloride (1 person, 16.67%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Diarrhoea Nos (2 people, 33.33%)
  • Colonic Polyp (2 people, 33.33%)
  • Colitis Nos (2 people, 33.33%)
  • Abdominal Pain Nos (2 people, 33.33%)
  • Collapse (1 person, 16.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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