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 5 - 10 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Type 2 diabetes . We study 176,252 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA. Among them, 164 have Acid reflux. Find out below who they are, when they have Acid reflux and more.

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Metformin

Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Metformin 183,363 users)

Acid Reflux

Acid reflux (stomach acids rise up) has been reported by people with gastroesophageal reflux disease, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain (latest reports from 18,343 Acid reflux patients).

On Feb, 16, 2017

176,252 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 164 people (0.09%) have Acid Reflux


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin cause Acid reflux?

Time on Metformin when people have Acid Reflux *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 28.57 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 14.29 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 57.14 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 62.96 %
  • male: 37.04 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 1.36 %
  • 30-39: 1.36 %
  • 40-49: 12.93 %
  • 50-59: 36.73 %
  • 60+: 47.62 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Type 2 Diabetes (59 people, 35.98%)
  • High Blood Pressure (34 people, 20.73%)
  • Diabetes (23 people, 14.02%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (19 people, 11.59%)
  • Depression (18 people, 10.98%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (34 people, 20.73%)
  • Byetta (31 people, 18.90%)
  • Lisinopril (24 people, 14.63%)
  • Lipitor (19 people, 11.59%)
  • Synthroid (18 people, 10.98%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (31 people, 18.90%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (29 people, 17.68%)
  • Pain In Extremity (21 people, 12.80%)
  • Weight Decreased (19 people, 11.59%)
  • Abdominal Pain (19 people, 11.59%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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