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Review: could Metformin cause Constipation?

Summary: Constipation 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 Diabetes.

We study 97,426 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,589 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Metformin

Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in type 2 diabetes. (latest outcomes from 100,962 Metformin users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 81,342 Constipation patients)

On Jan, 24, 2015: 97,426 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 1,589 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
Constipation6.32%37.89%4.21%8.42%15.79%23.16%4.21%

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Metformin * :

FemaleMale
Constipation55.34%44.66%

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Metformin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Constipation0.00%0.00%0.43%0.50%4.62%10.80%23.53%60.13%

Severity of Constipation when taking Metformin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Constipation4.35%43.48%39.13%13.04%

How people recovered from Constipation ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Constipation8.33%25.00%66.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Diabetes mellitus (324 people, 20.39%)
  2. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (277 people, 17.43%)
  3. Diabetes mellitus non-insulin-dependent (177 people, 11.14%)
  4. Hypertension (157 people, 9.88%)
  5. Pain (78 people, 4.91%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metformin hcl (1,108 people, 69.73%)
  2. Byetta (418 people, 26.31%)
  3. Aspirin (407 people, 25.61%)
  4. Lisinopril (241 people, 15.17%)
  5. Lantus (179 people, 11.26%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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