Could Metformin cause Diverticulitis - from FDA reports
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 Aspirin, and have Diabetes . We study 176,252 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA. Among them, 354 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 183,262 users)
Diverticulitis (digestive disease which involves the formation of pouches (diverticula) within the bowel wall) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, multiple myeloma (latest reports from 14,673 Diverticulitis patients).
On Jan, 08, 2017
176,252 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 354 people (0.2%) have Diverticulitis
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Metformin when people have Diverticulitis *:
- < 1 month: 0.0 %
- 1 - 6 months: 40 %
- 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
- 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
- 2 - 5 years: 20 %
- 5 - 10 years: 20 %
- 10+ years: 20 %
Gender of people who have Diverticulitis when taking Metformin *:
- female: 61.76 %
- male: 38.24 %
Age of people who have Diverticulitis when taking Metformin *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 0.0 %
- 20-29: 0.35 %
- 30-39: 0.7 %
- 40-49: 14.08 %
- 50-59: 23.59 %
- 60+: 61.27 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Diabetes (69 people, 19.49%)
- Type 2 Diabetes (65 people, 18.36%)
- High Blood Pressure (59 people, 16.67%)
- High Blood Cholesterol (46 people, 12.99%)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (32 people, 9.04%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Aspirin (62 people, 17.51%)
- Lantus (48 people, 13.56%)
- Simvastatin (47 people, 13.28%)
- Lisinopril (42 people, 11.86%)
- Byetta (36 people, 10.17%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Diarrhea (72 people, 20.34%)
- Nausea (68 people, 19.21%)
- Dizziness (57 people, 16.10%)
- Breathing Difficulty (55 people, 15.54%)
- High Blood Pressure (53 people, 14.97%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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