Review: could Metformin cause Acid reflux?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 4, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.5/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 91,513 people who take Metformin. Among them, 139 have Acid reflux. See who they are, when they have Acid reflux and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Metformin (latest outcomes from 100,457 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes, type 2 diabetes. Commonly reported side effects of Metformin include blood glucose increased, nausea, nausea aggravated, weight decreased, nausea and vomiting.
Acid reflux (stomach acids rise up) (latest reports from 43,226 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, acupuncture and pain, depression, high blood cholesterol.
On Feb, 17, 2014: 91,358 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 131 people (0.14%) have Acid Reflux.
Time on Metformin when people have Acid reflux * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Acid reflux||10.34%||24.14%||13.79%||3.45%||20.69%||24.14%||3.45% |
Gender of people who have Acid reflux when taking Metformin * :
|Acid reflux||68.94%||31.06% |
Age of people who have Acid reflux when taking Metformin * :
|Acid reflux||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||3.20%||4.80%||20.00%||30.40%||41.60% |
Severity of Acid reflux when taking Metformin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Acid reflux||4.17%||45.83%||50.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Acid reflux ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Acid reflux||0.00%||33.33%||66.67% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus (32 people, 24.43%)
- Hypertension (19 people, 14.50%)
- Depression (17 people, 12.98%)
- Diabetes mellitus (13 people, 9.92%)
- Diabetes mellitus non-insulin-dependent (12 people, 9.16%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Metformin hcl (73 people, 55.73%)
- Byetta (33 people, 25.19%)
- Aspirin (30 people, 22.90%)
- Metformin hydrochloride (26 people, 19.85%)
- Lisinopril (22 people, 16.79%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (2 months ago):
I have been on this for about 2months and seem to have the heartburn and acid reflux since the, I also feel uncomfortable under my ribs
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Problems digesting food, bowel irregularity, blood in feces, blood from bowel, extreme bruising, reoccurring acid reflux, fatigue and muscle pain which interrupts physical exercise program.
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I have been taking metformin for 4 years and started having reflux about 8 months ago. at the same time i switched from noritripiline to the brand name, pamalor. i now have a slightly bleeding ulcer on my larnyx and severe reflux.
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