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Review: could Metformin hydrochloride cause Stools - watery (Diarrhea)?

Summary: Stools - watery is found among people who take Metformin hydrochloride, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Type 2 diabetes.

We study 12,771 people who have side effects while taking Metformin hydrochloride from FDA and social media. Among them, 594 have Stools - watery. Find out below who they are, when they have Stools - watery and more.

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Metformin hydrochloride

Metformin hydrochloride has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from 14,612 Metformin hydrochloride users)

Stools - watery

Stools - watery has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, depression. (latest reports from 139,330 Stools - watery patients)

On Feb, 1, 2015: 12,771 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin hydrochloride. Among them, 594 people (4.65%) have Stools - Watery.

Trend of Stools - watery in Metformin hydrochloride reports

Time on Metformin hydrochloride when people have Stools - watery * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Stools - watery34.21%6.58%7.89%15.79%18.42%10.53%6.58%

Gender of people who have Stools - watery when taking Metformin hydrochloride * :

FemaleMale
Stools - watery55.44%44.56%

Age of people who have Stools - watery when taking Metformin hydrochloride * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Stools - watery0.00%0.00%0.18%2.76%4.24%12.52%22.84%57.46%

Severity of Stools - watery when taking Metformin hydrochloride ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Stools - watery2.78%66.67%27.78%2.78%

How people recovered from Stools - watery ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Stools - watery18.18%27.27%54.55%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (137 people, 23.06%)
  2. Diabetes mellitus (124 people, 20.88%)
  3. Hypertension (65 people, 10.94%)
  4. Pain (26 people, 4.38%)
  5. Diabetes mellitus non-insulin-dependent (26 people, 4.38%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (77 people, 12.96%)
  2. Lisinopril (68 people, 11.45%)
  3. Simvastatin (68 people, 11.45%)
  4. Byetta (43 people, 7.24%)
  5. Glipizide (39 people, 6.57%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

Derrick (3 years ago):

male 41, type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance. I find when the dosage it upped by my doctor it causes a few weeks of diarrhea until my system gets used to. I also find that when I eat a high carb. food or get too much sugar in my meal I get completely liquified stool a few hours later. I currently am on 2000mg of MetFormin daily.
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