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Review: could Metformin cause Chills?

Summary: Chills could be caused by Metformin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Lisinopril, and have Type 2 diabetes mellitus.

We study 12,739 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 83 have Chills. Find out below who they are, when they have Chills 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 type 2 diabetes.

Chills

Chills (felling of cold) (latest reports from 249,236 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain.

On Apr, 13, 2014: 12,527 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin hydrochloride. Among them, 83 people (0.66%) have Chills. They amount to 0.03% of all the 248,652 people who have Chills on eHealthMe.

Trend of Chills in Metformin hydrochloride reports

Time on Metformin hydrochloride when people have Chills * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Chills60.00%0.00%0.00%20.00%0.00%0.00%20.00%

Gender of people who have Chills when taking Metformin hydrochloride * :

FemaleMale
Chills49.44%50.56%

Age of people who have Chills when taking Metformin hydrochloride * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Chills0.00%0.00%2.47%0.00%3.70%13.58%28.40%51.85%

Severity of Chills when taking Metformin hydrochloride ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Chills0.00%66.67%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from Chills ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (17 people, 20.48%)
  2. Diabetes mellitus (17 people, 20.48%)
  3. Pain (9 people, 10.84%)
  4. Hypertension (8 people, 9.64%)
  5. Insomnia (7 people, 8.43%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lisinopril (15 people, 18.07%)
  2. Aspirin (15 people, 18.07%)
  3. Byetta (13 people, 15.66%)
  4. Glipizide (10 people, 12.05%)
  5. Simvastatin (10 people, 12.05%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • I take Metformin and Lisinopril daily to help control blood sugar and to protect kidneys (experienced kidney stones approx. 5 years ago). This morning I woke up with hives on back of legs and in hip area, with spreading to feet and ankles.

    At work the hives briefly subsided, but I took aspirin on the off chance it would help. Hive began to get worse again approx. 2-3 hrs later. Took 1 pill equaline allergy (Chloropheniramine maleate 4 mg) and within approx. 15 minutes noticed increasing sensation of swelling in my lips, and now numbness developing approx. 30 minutes after taking.

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  • From this study (6 months ago):

  • I have a colostomy, hypertension, hypothroidism, weakened immune system, chronic depression, renal failure - stage 2, liver disease, arthritis, and fybromyalgia.
    I have been cold for two days, ache in my back and liver, neck is stiff, throat is sore, body temp is 96.3, b/P is 151/101, pulse is 86. Do I have pneumonia?

    Reply

  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • Just started back on this 5 days ago, last night developed rapid heart rate (today it is 140) Can't reach doc, too late in the day so not taking again til I can reach her.
    Was on it a few weeks ago and just had digestive problems, off for 10 days and restarted.

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