Review: could Metformin cause Diverticulitis?
We study 97,167 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 193 have Diverticulitis. Find out below who they are, when they have Diverticulitis and more.
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Metformin (latest outcomes from 100,671 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in type 2 diabetes.
Diverticulitis (digestive disease which involves the formation of pouches (diverticula) within the bowel wall) (latest reports from 64,098 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, multiple myeloma.
On Jul, 11, 2014: 97,151 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 193 people (0.20%) have Diverticulitis. They amount to 0.30% of all the 64,082 people who have Diverticulitis on eHealthMe.
Time on Metformin when people have Diverticulitis * :
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Gender of people who have Diverticulitis when taking Metformin * :
Age of people who have Diverticulitis when taking Metformin * :
Severity of Diverticulitis when taking Metformin ** :
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How people recovered from Diverticulitis ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus (26 people, 13.47%)
- Diabetes mellitus (24 people, 12.44%)
- Hypertension (23 people, 11.92%)
- Osteopenia (15 people, 7.77%)
- Multiple myeloma (14 people, 7.25%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Metformin hcl (126 people, 65.28%)
- Aspirin (74 people, 38.34%)
- Simvastatin (42 people, 21.76%)
- Lisinopril (36 people, 18.65%)
- Byetta (35 people, 18.13%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I only took the Celebrex (1 pill) yesterday in a.m., took the Levothyroxine and HCTZ and took 1/2 of Flexeril (a 5 mg tab - 2.5 mg after cut in half) at bedtime. No Ultracet taken yesterday. Was awakened in middle of night wetting myself. Underwear and PJs had a very strong smell of ammonia, which is not usual for me. Concerned about the odor.
Em on Jun, 23, 2014:
HCTZ is a diuretic and should be taken in the morning.
You need to drink more water or you will continue to have
The odor of ammonia in your urine. The urine is concentrating in your bladder during the day and then when the HCTZ kicks in, you're urine is concentrated. You probably wet the bed because you were in very deep sleep and/or dreaming. This with the diuretic is a bad combination. To be safe ask your physician or pharmacist about the best time to take the HCTZ and tell your doctor about the odor of ammonia in your urine. I am not a primary care provider but have been a nurse for 27 years and have an MS degree so my advice and information are probably accurate but are not to be considered MEDICAL ADVICE. This information is only provided to assist you in discussing your medication and symptom, with a primary care provider (MD,DO, PA, FNP, NP. CNS...) and your pharmacist.
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