Metformin and Acid reflux - from FDA reports


Summary

Acid reflux is found among people who take Metformin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Nexium, and have Type 2 diabetes. This review analyzes which people have Acid reflux with Metformin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 191,114 people who have side effects when taking Metformin from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 18, 2017

191,114 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 1,694 people (0.89%) have Acid Reflux


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin cause Acid reflux?

Time on Metformin when people have Acid Reflux *:

  • < 1 month: 10.53 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 28.07 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 19.3 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.51 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 26.32 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 8.77 %
  • 10+ years: 3.51 %

Gender of people who have Acid Reflux when taking Metformin *:

  • female: 65.39 %
  • male: 34.61 %

Age of people who have Acid Reflux when taking Metformin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.15 %
  • 20-29: 1.92 %
  • 30-39: 4.93 %
  • 40-49: 14.32 %
  • 50-59: 29.64 %
  • 60+: 48.96 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Type 2 Diabetes (453 people, 26.74%)
  • Diabetes (402 people, 23.73%)
  • High Blood Pressure (259 people, 15.29%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (193 people, 11.39%)
  • Depression (124 people, 7.32%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Nexium (292 people, 17.24%)
  • Aspirin (277 people, 16.35%)
  • Byetta (269 people, 15.88%)
  • Lisinopril (223 people, 13.16%)
  • Lipitor (191 people, 11.28%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (420 people, 24.79%)
  • High Blood Pressure (336 people, 19.83%)
  • Pain (290 people, 17.12%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (281 people, 16.59%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (262 people, 15.47%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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