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Review: could Metformin cause Diverticulitis?

We study 12,747 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 31 have Diverticulitis. Find out below who they are, when they have Diverticulitis and more.

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Metformin hydrochloride

Metformin hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 14,591 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes.

Diverticulitis

Diverticulitis (digestive disease which involves the formation of pouches (diverticula) within the bowel wall) (latest reports from 64,118 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, multiple myeloma.

On Jul, 17, 2014: 12,745 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin hydrochloride. Among them, 31 people (0.24%) have Diverticulitis. They amount to 0.05% of all the 64,097 people who have Diverticulitis on eHealthMe.

Trend of Diverticulitis in Metformin hydrochloride reports

Time on Metformin hydrochloride when people have Diverticulitis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Diverticulitis0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Diverticulitis48.39%51.61%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diverticulitis0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%20.00%33.33%46.67%

Severity of Diverticulitis when taking Metformin hydrochloride ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Diverticulitis ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (7 people, 22.58%)
  2. Hypertension (5 people, 16.13%)
  3. Rheumatoid arthritis (5 people, 16.13%)
  4. Arthralgia (3 people, 9.68%)
  5. Blood cholesterol (3 people, 9.68%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (14 people, 45.16%)
  2. Simvastatin (9 people, 29.03%)
  3. Lipitor (8 people, 25.81%)
  4. Prednisone (6 people, 19.35%)
  5. Flonase (5 people, 16.13%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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