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 mellitus.
We study 97,386 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,586 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.
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Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (view latest outcomes from 100,893 users)
Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.(latest reports from Constipation 80,049 patients)
On Nov, 25, 2014: 97,351 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 1,588 people (1.63%) have Constipation.
Time on Metformin when people have Constipation * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Metformin * :
Age of people who have Constipation when taking Metformin * :
Severity of Constipation when taking Metformin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
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, 20.40%)
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus (276 people, 17.38%)
- 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, 69.77%)
- Byetta (418 people, 26.32%)
- Aspirin (407 people, 25.63%)
- Lisinopril (240 people, 15.11%)
- Lantus (179 people, 11.27%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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