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Review: could Metformin cause Diverticulitis?

We study 97,239 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

Metformin (latest outcomes from 100,748 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes.

Diverticulitis

Diverticulitis (digestive disease which involves the formation of pouches (diverticula) within the bowel wall) (latest reports from 64,170 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, multiple myeloma.

On Aug, 10, 2014: 97,208 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 64,127 people who have Diverticulitis on eHealthMe.

Trend of Diverticulitis in Metformin reports

Time on Metformin when people have Diverticulitis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Diverticulitis0.00%60.00%0.00%0.00%20.00%20.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Diverticulitis when taking Metformin * :

FemaleMale
Diverticulitis59.30%40.70%

Age of people who have Diverticulitis when taking Metformin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diverticulitis0.00%0.00%0.00%0.58%0.00%20.93%23.84%54.65%

Severity of Diverticulitis when taking Metformin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Diverticulitis0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Diverticulitis ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Diverticulitis0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (26 people, 13.47%)
  2. Diabetes mellitus (24 people, 12.44%)
  3. Hypertension (23 people, 11.92%)
  4. Osteopenia (15 people, 7.77%)
  5. Multiple myeloma (14 people, 7.25%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metformin hcl (126 people, 65.28%)
  2. Aspirin (74 people, 38.34%)
  3. Simvastatin (42 people, 21.76%)
  4. Lisinopril (36 people, 18.65%)
  5. Byetta (35 people, 18.13%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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