Review: could Metformin cause Constipation?
We study 97,239 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,585 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.
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Metformin (latest outcomes from 100,740 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes.
Constipation (latest reports from 511,047 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.
On Aug, 11, 2014: 97,208 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 1,587 people (1.63%) have Constipation. They amount to 0.31% of all the 510,259 people who have Constipation on eHealthMe.
Time on Metformin when people have Constipation * :
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Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Metformin * :
Age of people who have Constipation when taking Metformin * :
Severity of Constipation when taking Metformin ** :
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How people recovered from Constipation ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Diabetes mellitus (324 people, 20.42%)
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus (276 people, 17.39%)
- Diabetes mellitus non-insulin-dependent (177 people, 11.15%)
- Hypertension (157 people, 9.89%)
- Pain (78 people, 4.91%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Metformin hcl (1,108 people, 69.82%)
- Byetta (418 people, 26.34%)
- Aspirin (407 people, 25.65%)
- Lisinopril (240 people, 15.12%)
- Lantus (179 people, 11.28%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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