Review: could Metformin Hydrochloride cause Diverticulitis?


Summary

Diverticulitis is found among people who take Metformin Hydrochloride, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have Type 2 diabetes mellitus . We study 12,101 people who have side effects while taking Metformin hydrochloride from FDA and social media. Among them, 26 have Diverticulitis. Find out below who they are, when they have Diverticulitis 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 14,249 users)

Diverticulitis

Diverticulitis (digestive disease which involves the formation of pouches (diverticula) within the bowel wall) has been reported by people with tendon rupture, rashes, weakness, diarrhea, joint pain (latest reports from 10,646 Diverticulitis patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

12,101 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin Hydrochloride.
Among them, 26 people (0.21%) have Diverticulitis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin hydrochloride cause Diverticulitis?

Time on Metformin Hydrochloride when people have Diverticulitis *:

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

Gender of people who have Diverticulitis when taking Metformin Hydrochloride *:

  • female: 42.31 %
  • male: 57.69 %

Age of people who have Diverticulitis when taking Metformin Hydrochloride *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 4 %
  • 40-49: 20 %
  • 50-59: 28 %
  • 60+: 48 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (7 people)
  • Hypertension (6 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (5 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol (3 people)
  • Arthralgia (3 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (10 people)
  • Simvastatin (7 people)
  • Prednisone (6 people)
  • Lisinopril (6 people)
  • Lantus (6 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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