Metformin and Constipation - from FDA reports
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 . We study 176,252 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA. Among them, 2,664 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.
What to expect?
You are not alone!
Personalized health information
On eHealthMe you can find out what patients like me (same gender, age) reported their drugs and conditions on FDA since 1977. Our tools are simple to use, anonymous and free. Start now >>>
Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Metformin 183,363 users)
Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, multiple myeloma (latest reports from 135,633 Constipation patients).
On Jan, 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:
Time on Metformin when people have Constipation *:
- < 1 month: 8.89 %
- 1 - 6 months: 40.0 %
- 6 - 12 months: 7.78 %
- 1 - 2 years: 10.0 %
- 2 - 5 years: 10.0 %
- 5 - 10 years: 17.78 %
- 10+ years: 5.56 %
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.
** 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.
Do you have Constipation when taking Metformin?
Browse all side effects of Metformina b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
Drugs that are associated with ConstipationConstipation
Could your condition cause ConstipationConstipation
Can you answer these questions?
My husband is in the early stages of what is probably Lewy Body Dementia (he has had REM sleep disorder for several years and is starting to show Parkinsonian type muscle tremors, trouble swallowing, etc.). There are interesting studies out there about the potential mitigative impacts of ...
10 years ago I had two stents put in. Was initially put on statin and Plavix. Did not handle statin well so quit it and got more serious with diet. Hung in there with Plavix for 6 months but didn't it. Was told I could go off of it. No problems and lipids were reducing each year to near ...
I have not found any way to relieve the constipation brought on by desipramine. it forces me to lower my dose and accept the lowering of my mood and mental state. has anyone else had a similar problem and found a solution?