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

We study 97,314 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 142 have Acid reflux. Find out below who they are, when they have Acid reflux and more.

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Metformin

Metformin (latest outcomes from 100,833 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes.

Acid reflux

Acid reflux (stomach acids rise up) (latest reports from 45,960 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Oct, 26, 2014: 97,314 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 142 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 reflux9.38%28.12%15.62%3.12%18.75%21.88%3.12%

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

FemaleMale
Acid reflux65.49%34.51%

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%4.44%4.44%18.52%29.63%42.96%

Severity of Acid reflux when taking Metformin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Acid reflux3.70%51.85%40.74%3.70%

How people recovered from Acid reflux ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Acid reflux6.67%26.67%66.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (36 people, 25.35%)
  2. Hypertension (19 people, 13.38%)
  3. Depression (17 people, 11.97%)
  4. Diabetes mellitus non-insulin-dependent (13 people, 9.15%)
  5. Diabetes mellitus (13 people, 9.15%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metformin hcl (75 people, 52.82%)
  2. Aspirin (34 people, 23.94%)
  3. Byetta (33 people, 23.24%)
  4. Metformin hydrochloride (29 people, 20.42%)
  5. Lisinopril (23 people, 16.20%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (10 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

    Reply

  • From this study (10 months ago):

  • 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.

    Reply

  • From this study (12 months ago):

  • 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.

    Reply

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