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 191,114 people who have side effects when taking Metformin from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Mar, 30, 2017

191,114 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 2,912 people (1.52%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin cause Constipation?

Time on Metformin when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 13 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 34 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 11 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 22 %
  • 10+ years: 5 %

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Metformin *:

  • female: 55.06 %
  • male: 44.94 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Metformin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.09 %
  • 10-19: 0.31 %
  • 20-29: 0.57 %
  • 30-39: 4.6 %
  • 40-49: 8.98 %
  • 50-59: 22.95 %
  • 60+: 62.51 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Type 2 Diabetes (732 people, 25.14%)
  • Diabetes (612 people, 21.02%)
  • High Blood Pressure (379 people, 13.02%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (278 people, 9.55%)
  • Pain (179 people, 6.15%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Byetta (435 people, 14.94%)
  • Aspirin (380 people, 13.05%)
  • Lisinopril (285 people, 9.79%)
  • Lantus (280 people, 9.62%)
  • Lipitor (260 people, 8.93%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (834 people, 28.64%)
  • Diarrhea (592 people, 20.33%)
  • Fatigue (510 people, 17.51%)
  • Weight Decreased (495 people, 17.00%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (464 people, 15.93%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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