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Review: could Metformin cause Constipation?

We study 97,314 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

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

Constipation

Constipation (latest reports from 514,264 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.

On Oct, 25, 2014: 97,314 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 1,587 people (1.63%) have Constipation.

Trend of Constipation in Metformin reports

Time on Metformin when people have Constipation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Constipation5.38%38.71%4.30%8.60%15.05%23.66%4.30%

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Metformin * :

FemaleMale
Constipation55.35%44.65%

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Metformin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Constipation0.00%0.00%0.43%0.43%4.63%10.75%23.56%60.21%

Severity of Constipation when taking Metformin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Constipation4.76%42.86%38.10%14.29%

How people recovered from Constipation ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Constipation9.09%27.27%63.64%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Diabetes mellitus (324 people, 20.42%)
  2. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (276 people, 17.39%)
  3. Diabetes mellitus non-insulin-dependent (177 people, 11.15%)
  4. Hypertension (157 people, 9.89%)
  5. Pain (78 people, 4.91%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metformin hcl (1,108 people, 69.82%)
  2. Byetta (418 people, 26.34%)
  3. Aspirin (407 people, 25.65%)
  4. Lisinopril (240 people, 15.12%)
  5. Lantus (179 people, 11.28%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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