Metformin and Gingival bleeding - from FDA reports


Summary

Gingival bleeding is found among people who take Metformin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Diabetes . We study 176,252 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA. Among them, 183 have Gingival bleeding. Find out below who they are, when they have Gingival bleeding and more.

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Metformin

Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Metformin 183,350 users)

Gingival Bleeding

Gingival bleeding (bleeding gums) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, atrial fibrillation/flutter, high blood pressure, osteopenia, stroke (latest reports from 8,658 Gingival bleeding patients).

On Jan, 26, 2017

176,252 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 183 people (0.1%) have Gingival Bleeding


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin cause Gingival bleeding?

Time on Metformin when people have Gingival Bleeding *:

  • < 1 month: 50 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 50 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Gingival Bleeding when taking Metformin *:

  • female: 60.77 %
  • male: 39.23 %

Age of people who have Gingival Bleeding when taking Metformin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 1.92 %
  • 40-49: 8.97 %
  • 50-59: 14.1 %
  • 60+: 75.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Diabetes (36 people, 19.67%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (25 people, 13.66%)
  • Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (21 people, 11.48%)
  • Type 2 Diabetes (20 people, 10.93%)
  • High Blood Pressure (13 people, 7.10%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (40 people, 21.86%)
  • Zantac (33 people, 18.03%)
  • Aredia (33 people, 18.03%)
  • Fosamax (28 people, 15.30%)
  • Hydrochlorothiazide (26 people, 14.21%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nosebleed (52 people, 28.42%)
  • Pain (50 people, 27.32%)
  • Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (49 people, 26.78%)
  • Tooth Fracture (36 people, 19.67%)
  • Haematuria (35 people, 19.13%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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