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Review: could Metformin hydrochloride cause Blood in stool?





Summary: 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 Diarrhoea nos.

We study 12,761 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 14,605 users)

Blood in stool

Blood in stool has been reported by people with irritable bowel syndrome, ill-defined disorder, depression, weight loss, high blood cholesterol.(latest reports from Blood in stool 3,126 patients)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 12,759 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin hydrochloride. Among them, 6 people (0.05%) have Blood In Stool.

Trend of Blood in stool in Metformin hydrochloride reports

Time on Metformin hydrochloride when people have Blood in stool * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Blood in stool0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Blood in stool when taking Metformin hydrochloride * :

FemaleMale
Blood in stool16.67%83.33%

Age of people who have Blood in stool when taking Metformin hydrochloride * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Blood in stool0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%20.00%20.00%20.00%40.00%

Severity of Blood in stool when taking Metformin hydrochloride ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Blood in stool100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Blood in stool ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Diarrhoea nos (1 people, 16.67%)
  2. Erectile dysfunction (1 people, 16.67%)
  3. Diabetes mellitus non-insulin-dependent (1 people, 16.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lotronex (2 people, 33.33%)
  2. Paroxetine hcl (1 people, 16.67%)
  3. Lipitor (1 people, 16.67%)
  4. Glyburide (1 people, 16.67%)
  5. Warfarin sodium (1 people, 16.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    At age 62 breast seam to enlarge over the last two years
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    (Asked by a 75 year old man who has Low Blood Pressure, and takes Metformin)
    I was on Accupril 5 mg for more than 10 years with little or no side effects. I was diagnosed with early Type 2 diabetes and the doctor prescribed Metformin 500 mg 2 tablets a day. After about 3 months, the blood pressure was too low 88 Sistolic 45 diastolic and suffered syncope.

    I reduced Accupril until I am completely off Accupril. Still the BP was too low and I then reduced Metformin to one tab a day. The BP came back and gradually became too high , i.e., 150/92. I have to put Accupril back on at 5/2 mg then 5/4 mg then finally at 5/8 mg. This seems to be optimal but the Blood Sugar is at just above 100, sometimes 106. I wish to increase Metformin back to 2 a day but afraid Bp will become too low.

    Any input would be appreciated.
  • Could prilosec cause an elevated blood sugar
    (Asked by a 64 year old woman who has DIABETES, and takes Metformin, Prilosec)
    I've been on Prilosec for about 1 month & my blood sugars have been elevated starting shortly after I started on it. could Prilosec be causing it? Nothing else has changed with my meds or lifestyle.
  • Can cold sores cause bs to elevate?
    (Asked by a 65 year old woman who has Unusually Long Time Suffering With Outbreaks Of Cold Sores. BS Always In Normal Limits Unless Sick?, and takes Metformin)
    type 2 non insulin dependent DM. Having severe flu like symptoms when I get cold sore. BS never out of normal range except when I get cold sores!
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    (Asked by a 33 year old woman who has Enlarged Liver, and takes Allopurinol, Metformin, Lyrica, Morphine)
    I want to know if i can take buprenorphine with an enlarged liver

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