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Review: could Metformin cause Blood in stool?

Summary: Blood in stool could be caused by Metformin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take Lotronex, and have Diarrhoea nos.

We study 12,739 people who have side effects while taking Metformin 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 (latest outcomes from 14,580 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes.

Blood in stool

Blood in stool (latest reports from 11,432 patients) has been reported by people with irritable bowel syndrome, ill-defined disorder, depression, weight loss, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 12,527 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin hydrochloride. Among them, 6 people (0.05%) have Blood In Stool. They amount to 0.05% of all the 11,428 people who have Blood In Stool on eHealthMe.

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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