Review: could Metformin cause Gout?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 17, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.2/4
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, 23 have Gout. See who they are, when they have Gout 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.
Gout (uric acid crystals building up in the body) (latest reports from 53,376 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, pain, acupuncture and pain.
On Feb, 17, 2014: 9,520 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin hydrochloride. Among them, 23 people (0.24%) have Gout.
Time on Metformin hydrochloride when people have Gout * :
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Gender of people who have Gout when taking Metformin hydrochloride * :
Age of people who have Gout when taking Metformin hydrochloride * :
Severity of Gout when taking Metformin hydrochloride ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Gout ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus (3 people, 13.04%)
- Diabetes mellitus (3 people, 13.04%)
- Hypertension (3 people, 13.04%)
- Multiple myeloma (3 people, 13.04%)
- High blood pressure (2 people, 8.70%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Allopurinol (6 people, 26.09%)
- Actos (5 people, 21.74%)
- Furosemide (5 people, 21.74%)
- Aspirin (5 people, 21.74%)
- Vytorin (5 people, 21.74%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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* 201 lbs
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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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I have PCOS possible Endometriosis, bleeding while on TRANEXAMIC and CONTRACEPTION. ferritin levels increase (minor)
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