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Review: could Metformin cause Diuretic effect?

Summary: Diuretic effect could be caused by Metformin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take Simvastatin, and have Daytime sleep disorder.

We study 97,041 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Find out below who they are, when they have Diuretic effect and more.

On Apr, 16, 2014: 97,041 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 1 people (0.00%) has Diuretic Effect. They amount to 0.24% of all the 411 people who have Diuretic Effect on eHealthMe.

Trend of Diuretic effect in Metformin reports

Time on Metformin when people have Diuretic effect * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Diuretic effect0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Diuretic effect when taking Metformin * :

FemaleMale
Diuretic effect100.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Diuretic effect when taking Metformin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diuretic effect0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

Severity of Diuretic effect when taking Metformin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Diuretic effect0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Diuretic effect ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Diuretic effect0.00%100.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Daytime sleep disorder (1 people, 100.00%)
  2. Breathing difficulty (1 people, 100.00%)
  3. Type 2 diabetes (1 people, 100.00%)
  4. High blood cholesterol and triglycerides (1 people, 100.00%)
  5. Thyroid disorder (1 people, 100.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Simvastatin (1 people, 100.00%)
  2. Methylphenidate hydrochloride (1 people, 100.00%)
  3. Albuterol (1 people, 100.00%)
  4. Lisinopril (1 people, 100.00%)
  5. Levothyroxine sodium (1 people, 100.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • i am taking these medicines for proteinurea but since last 1-2 weeks i'm having trouble breathing sometimes.

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  • Have been on Metformin for just under 2 weeks. Stopped taking it today as since I began taking it, I have noticed mood swings, memory and cognitive impairment and a huge increase in paranoia and anxiety.

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  • Just wanted to make sure this was a normal side effect of this medication

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