Review: could Metformin cause Diverticulitis?
Summary: Diverticulitis 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 Metformin hcl, and have Type 2 diabetes mellitus.
We study 97,386 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 has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Metformin 100,917 users)
Diverticulitis (digestive disease which involves the formation of pouches (diverticula) within the bowel wall) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, multiple myeloma.(latest reports from Diverticulitis 10,000 patients)
On Nov, 24, 2014: 97,351 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 193 people (0.20%) have Diverticulitis.
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 reduced Accupril until I am completely off Accupril. Still the BP was too low and I then reduced Metformin to one tab a day. The BP came back and gradually became too high , i.e., 150/92. I have to put Accupril back on at 5/2 mg then 5/4 mg then finally at 5/8 mg. This seems to be optimal but the Blood Sugar is at just above 100, sometimes 106. I wish to increase Metformin back to 2 a day but afraid Bp will become too low.
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