Review: could Metformin cause Bone density decreased?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 5, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 12,522 people who take Metformin. Among them, 5 have Bone density decreased. See who they are, when they have Bone density decreased and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Metformin hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 14,573 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes, type 2 diabetes. Commonly reported side effects of Metformin hydrochloride include nausea aggravated, nausea, blood glucose increased, renal failure acute, lactic acidosis.
Bone density decreased
Bone density decreased (latest reports from 44,458 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, osteopenia, breast cancer, depression, high blood pressure.
On Mar, 5, 2014: 12,522 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin hydrochloride. Among them, 5 people (0.04%) have Bone Density Decreased.
Time on Metformin hydrochloride when people have Bone density decreased * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Bone density decreased||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Bone density decreased when taking Metformin hydrochloride * :
|Bone density decreased||80.00%||20.00% |
Age of people who have Bone density decreased when taking Metformin hydrochloride * :
|Bone density decreased||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Severity of Bone density decreased when taking Metformin hydrochloride ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Bone density decreased||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Bone density decreased ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Diabetes mellitus (1 people, 20.00%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (1 people, 20.00%)
- Fluid retention (1 people, 20.00%)
- Acid reflux (1 people, 20.00%)
- Diabetes mellitus non-insulin-dependent (1 people, 20.00%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Xalatan (1 people, 20.00%)
- Progesterone (1 people, 20.00%)
- Lisinopril (1 people, 20.00%)
- Ibuprofen (1 people, 20.00%)
- Prilosec (1 people, 20.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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* 201 lbs
* Two 18mg of Concerta (Morning dosage)
* 1 Metformin (Night dose -- not taken every night)
I'm worried about my appetite. For a while now I have been noticing a decrease-- I barely eat. The trouble is determining whether it is the medication I take, an eating disorder (or beginning of one), or just general diet (as I have been trying to lose weight). I do induce vomiting and nausea occasionally after large meals to get rid of some of the calories. I avoid eating after school because of the calories.
It is confusing to me because I have had these tendencies for a while before taking any medication or being diagnosed with ADHD. It carried over from before any of this. My mood is unstable and tends to be chronically negative -BUT- this has been a trait of mine for years. I can barely drag myself out of bed in the mornings on some days -- not due to tiredness but due to not wanting to deal with the world and my life. This also has been going on for years.
The strange responses to food and eating have been going on for about a year now-- about the same amount of time I have been trying to lose weight.
To conclude all of this, its been blending over from before so that I have no idea whether or not medication is altering me or whether i have an eating disorder or not. I have noticed a more drastic decrease in appetite within the past two weeks but have been taking a double dose in the morning for longer than that.
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