Metformin and Constipation - from FDA reports


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 Byetta, and have Type 2 diabetes. This review analyzes which people have Constipation with Metformin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 176,252 people who have side effects when taking Metformin from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Feb, 28, 2017

176,252 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 2,664 people (1.51%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin cause Constipation?

Time on Metformin when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 8.79 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 39.56 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.69 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.89 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 9.89 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 18.68 %
  • 10+ years: 5.49 %

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Metformin *:

  • female: 55.28 %
  • male: 44.72 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Metformin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.09 %
  • 10-19: 0.33 %
  • 20-29: 0.61 %
  • 30-39: 4.72 %
  • 40-49: 9.07 %
  • 50-59: 23.65 %
  • 60+: 61.52 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Type 2 Diabetes (677 people, 25.41%)
  • Diabetes (558 people, 20.95%)
  • High Blood Pressure (333 people, 12.50%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (246 people, 9.23%)
  • Pain (157 people, 5.89%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Byetta (428 people, 16.07%)
  • Aspirin (380 people, 14.26%)
  • Lisinopril (285 people, 10.70%)
  • Lantus (259 people, 9.72%)
  • Lipitor (246 people, 9.23%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (784 people, 29.43%)
  • Diarrhea (530 people, 19.89%)
  • Fatigue (470 people, 17.64%)
  • Weight Decreased (461 people, 17.30%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (430 people, 16.14%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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