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Review: could Metformin cause Acid reflux (Gastroesophageal reflux disease)?

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 Metformin hcl, and have Type 2 diabetes.

We study 97,507 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 143 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 101,041 Metformin users)

Acid reflux

Acid reflux (stomach acids rise up) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, pain. (latest reports from 19,300 Acid reflux patients)

On Mar, 28, 2015: 97,488 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 143 people (0.15%) have Acid Reflux.

Trend of Acid reflux in Metformin reports

Time on Metformin when people have Acid reflux * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Acid reflux9.09%27.27%15.15%3.03%21.21%21.21%3.03%

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

FemaleMale
Acid reflux65.73%34.27%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Acid reflux0.00%0.00%0.00%4.41%4.41%18.38%29.41%43.38%

Severity of Acid reflux when taking Metformin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Acid reflux3.57%50.00%42.86%3.57%

How people recovered from Acid reflux ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Acid reflux6.25%25.00%68.75%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (36 people, 25.17%)
  2. Hypertension (19 people, 13.29%)
  3. Depression (17 people, 11.89%)
  4. Diabetes mellitus non-insulin-dependent (14 people, 9.79%)
  5. Diabetes mellitus (13 people, 9.09%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metformin hcl (75 people, 52.45%)
  2. Aspirin (34 people, 23.78%)
  3. Byetta (33 people, 23.08%)
  4. Metformin hydrochloride (29 people, 20.28%)
  5. Lisinopril (23 people, 16.08%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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