Constipation is found among people who take Metformin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Byetta, and have Diabetes mellitus . We study 41,587 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 605 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.
On eHealthMe you can find out what patients like me (same gender, age) reported their drugs and conditions on FDA and social media since 1977. Our tools are free and anonymous. 86 million people have used us. 300+ peer-reviewed medical journals have referenced our original studies. Start now >>>
Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Metformin 117,555 users)
Constipation has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, drug ineffective, weakness, diarrhea (latest reports from 87,995 Constipation patients).
On Aug, 23, 2016
41,587 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 605 people (1.45%) have Constipation
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.
Hello everyone, first off I am here to share my father's experience not my own. My Dad is 70 years old and was 69 when he suffered a stroke. He was on the diabetic medication metformin. Over the last few years my Dad lost a lot of weight. For the last year and a half every time my Dad would check his blood sugar it would be perfect. He myself, my Mom and other siblings questioned why his Doctor kept telling him he was still a diabetic and to keep taking this medication. He didn't need it. Now my father has suffered a stroke and the Doctor's cannot tell us why. No history of stroke in our family for his age my Dad is healthy. I've just read some similar stories about this drug lately and if this caused my Dad's stroke and has caused some of your and your loved ones to suffer this horrible thing it has got to stop. Thanks for reading and please any and all feedback would be appreciated.
Every other month i suffer from constipation. Every other month I smoke pot and have no problems. I have to go one month on and one month off Cranberry juice because it cleanses my system to dump a clean urine specimen. Is it the Cranberry Juice which I buy the Light brand(low in sugar) and I dilute it because even the light juice is too sweet for me. Sometimes I'll go 4 days without a Bowel movement. I also have IBS but the doctors tell me that is stress related. I don't know what to think anymore. I just know I terribly uncomfortable. I take a very small dose of MSIR, a total of 30 mg a day and even the doctor says that is not enough to cause constipation. Anyone have any ideas? I ended up in the ER last Sunday because of this problem. If I take Miralax it works too slow, if I drink prune juice I have to drink a litre and a half and then I have explosive diarrhea with severe abdominal pain. I use Fibercon and that's like throwing money away it doesn't do a thing. I drink 3 large bottle of Zephyrhills a day so I am definitely drinking enough fluid. This alternating of constipation and then diarrhea from all the things I have to use to go to the bathroom are making me crazy. Someone please help me!!!
Hi, I have been having severe cramps for a couple weeks now. About a month ago I started having diarrhea, tmi I know, and then a couple weeks later I was constipated. I have been having irregular bleeding with clots and also discharge with a bit of odor. I have severe pressure when I have both ...
The past several months my period has come a week early. So my doctor suggested I start cycling my birth control. I started a little early again this month but continued through the placebo week by starting a new pack. During this time I had unprotected sex but he has pulled out every time. I ...
I just began taking Metformin 500mg 2 time per day. I am also taking fast acting Apidra insulin. I have not had diabetes for long only about 5 months. I was taking novomix 30/70 however, it wasn't working for spikes so i switched to the Apidra pen and Metformin. After being on this regime for ...
Hello everyone, first off I am here to share my father's experience not my own. My Dad is 70 years old and was 69 when he suffered a stroke. He was on the diabetic medication metformin. Over the last few years my Dad lost a lot of weight. For the last year and a half every time my Dad would ...
Hi There, Just prescribed Metformin for borderline diabetes and am working on preventing it. I am tolerating Metformin pretty well andjust recently developed some dry mouth and am wondering if it's from the Metformin.
Hello. My cycle and I have never been on good terms. I started when I was 9 and my cycle has always been irregular. I would start maybe a couple months then I would have months where I would miss. Then there were some where I was ok then I would have some where I was praying for the pain to ...
Hi group! I have been on pain mgmt for about 4 years. Percice (oxycondone) and baclofen (a muscle relaxer) I go monthly to a pain clinic. Have had many facet joint injections (neck pain on my sole problem) and radio frequency ablations. (neck) Having said all that; here is my "issue." I was ...
Just started taking Metformin about a month ago and I started getting pain in my right ankle. It them moved into my left toe. A little swelling, redness and can't touch it without major pain. I pity all of you that have endured this for any length of time. Going to the Dr. soon but wanted to ...
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.
DISCLAIMER: All material available on eHealthMe.com is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.
You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/ or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).
If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date.