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Review: could Metformin cause Drug not working (Drug Ineffective)?

We study 12,754 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 337 have Drug not working. Find out below who they are, when they have Drug not working and more.

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Metformin hydrochloride

Metformin hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 14,594 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes.

Drug not working

On Aug, 21, 2014: 12,751 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin hydrochloride. Among them, 337 people (2.64%) have Drug Not Working. They amount to 0.04% of all the 858,147 people who have Drug Not Working on eHealthMe.

Trend of Drug not working in Metformin hydrochloride reports

Time on Metformin hydrochloride when people have Drug not working * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Drug not working25.00%33.33%8.33%8.33%16.67%8.33%0.00%

Gender of people who have Drug not working when taking Metformin hydrochloride * :

FemaleMale
Drug not working53.92%46.08%

Age of people who have Drug not working when taking Metformin hydrochloride * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Drug not working0.00%0.00%1.19%0.79%3.95%10.67%28.85%54.55%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Diabetes mellitus (80 people, 23.74%)
  2. Hypertension (57 people, 16.91%)
  3. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (48 people, 14.24%)
  4. Blood cholesterol increased (21 people, 6.23%)
  5. Pain (20 people, 5.93%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Simvastatin (47 people, 13.95%)
  2. Byetta (33 people, 9.79%)
  3. Lipitor (32 people, 9.50%)
  4. Aspirin (31 people, 9.20%)
  5. Lantus (31 people, 9.20%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (5 days ago):

  • Heat over 65 degrees, any type of activity, house cleaning, walking. etc. In a hurry, stress. This is so embarrassing. My hair becomes wet, sweat drips from my face and neck. People think I am nuts or coming off of drugs. has limited my activities due to embarrassment or can't stay dry enough to fix my hair. I have stopped wearing makeup all together as it just runs down my face. My Dr. will not listen to me. I think she believes I may "glisten" a little. I need help. Please!!!

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    Greg on Sep, 7, 2014:

    Hello: I work for one neuro-oncologist by doing research, and become interested in investigating a "casual" relationship between severe head Perspiration with brain tumor. This is because one recent patient presented the same complaint to us and was found to have brain tumor. This Perspiration symptom, over 1 year, disappears after tumor was surgically removed.

    I am not saying that you may have brain lesion, better do some further investigation include brain MRI. Some of the symptoms you mentioned could indicate some brain problem. Are you live in US? you can contact me if you like.

    I am not practicing physician, but if you like to see my supervisor, neuro-oncologist, in Houston, I can arrange.

    Thank you. Greg

    Reply

    landofoz on Aug, 25, 2014:

    hi, Heat over 65 degrees, any type of activity, house cleaning, walking. etc. In a hurry, stress. This is so embarrassing. My hair becomes wet, sweat drips from my face and neck. People think I am nuts or coming off of drugs. has limited my activities due to embarrassment or can't stay dry enough to fix my hair. I have stopped wearing makeup all together as it just runs down my face. My Dr. will not listen to me. I think she believes I may "glisten" a little. I need help. Please!!!MY Reply to the above,
    this is exactly how i feel, i went into the Bank one day when it was quite hot outside and my Hair was dripping i kept drying my face.Honestly i thought ,someone will think i am going to rob the bank. I am not ob Byetta i am on Lantos and i also live in Australia where the weather is very humid . i also suffer severe depression on top of this ,so i dont think there is much point of me changing from Lantus? Also cant believe the above person has the burning legs ,as i also have that 5 yrs now. what can i do? I am on 40units of lantus ,1500 Diabex i am 68 yrs of age living in Australia

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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • I want to know if all of the above taken daily is the cause of my dizziness which gives me no warning, but swoops in an last for a few minutes with a slight headache over the eyes afterward.

    I have been to my internalist, cardiologist, 2 dizziness doctors, 2 neurologists, and no one has asked or checked on my medicines. None can tell me why I get dizzy. So I am taking it upon myself to try to find out. All vital signs have been checked and am given a clean bill of health.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • Looking for information if Metformin can cause nasal polyposis, because I developed severe nasal polyposis after start taking Metformin.

    Problems started 6 months after taking metforming, additionally I am allergic to Aspirin.

    Reply

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