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 97,488 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 has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from 101,018 Metformin users)
Acid reflux (stomach acids rise up) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, gastroesophageal reflux disease, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 19,207 Acid reflux patients)
On Feb, 25, 2015: 97,464 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 142 people (0.15%) 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||9.38%||28.12%||15.62%||3.12%||18.75%||21.88%||3.12% |
Gender of people who have Acid reflux when taking Metformin * :
|Acid reflux||65.49%||34.51% |
Age of people who have Acid reflux when taking Metformin * :
|Acid reflux||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||4.44%||4.44%||18.52%||29.63%||42.96% |
Severity of Acid reflux when taking Metformin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Acid reflux||3.70%||51.85%||40.74%||3.70% |
How people recovered from Acid reflux ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Acid reflux||6.67%||26.67%||66.67% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus (36 people, 25.35%)
- Hypertension (19 people, 13.38%)
- Depression (17 people, 11.97%)
- Diabetes mellitus non-insulin-dependent (13 people, 9.15%)
- Diabetes mellitus (13 people, 9.15%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Metformin hcl (75 people, 52.82%)
- Aspirin (34 people, 23.94%)
- Byetta (33 people, 23.24%)
- Metformin hydrochloride (29 people, 20.42%)
- Lisinopril (23 people, 16.20%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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