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Review: could Metformin cause Gingival bleeding?

We study 97,314 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 124 have Gingival bleeding. Find out below who they are, when they have Gingival bleeding and more.

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Metformin

Metformin (latest outcomes from 100,800 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes.

Gingival bleeding

Gingival bleeding (bleeding gums) (latest reports from 45,697 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, osteopenia, multiple myeloma, high blood cholesterol.

On Sep, 25, 2014: 97,239 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 124 people (0.13%) have Gingival Bleeding.

Trend of Gingival bleeding in Metformin reports

Time on Metformin when people have Gingival bleeding * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Gingival bleeding75.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%25.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Gingival bleeding66.67%33.33%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Gingival bleeding0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.90%8.11%9.91%81.08%

Severity of Gingival bleeding when taking Metformin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Gingival bleeding ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Diabetes mellitus (27 people, 21.77%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (20 people, 16.13%)
  3. Osteoporosis (13 people, 10.48%)
  4. Hypertension (11 people, 8.87%)
  5. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (10 people, 8.06%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metformin hcl (72 people, 58.06%)
  2. Zometa (32 people, 25.81%)
  3. Zantac (31 people, 25.00%)
  4. Fosamax (29 people, 23.39%)
  5. Aredia (27 people, 21.77%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    I am not saying that you may have brain lesion, better do some further investigation include brain MRI. Some of the symptoms you mentioned could indicate some brain problem. Are you live in US? you can contact me if you like.

    I am not practicing physician, but if you like to see my supervisor, neuro-oncologist, in Houston, I can arrange.

    Thank you. Greg

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    landofoz on Aug, 25, 2014:

    hi, Heat over 65 degrees, any type of activity, house cleaning, walking. etc. In a hurry, stress. This is so embarrassing. My hair becomes wet, sweat drips from my face and neck. People think I am nuts or coming off of drugs. has limited my activities due to embarrassment or can't stay dry enough to fix my hair. I have stopped wearing makeup all together as it just runs down my face. My Dr. will not listen to me. I think she believes I may "glisten" a little. I need help. Please!!!MY Reply to the above,
    this is exactly how i feel, i went into the Bank one day when it was quite hot outside and my Hair was dripping i kept drying my face.Honestly i thought ,someone will think i am going to rob the bank. I am not ob Byetta i am on Lantos and i also live in Australia where the weather is very humid . i also suffer severe depression on top of this ,so i dont think there is much point of me changing from Lantus? Also cant believe the above person has the burning legs ,as i also have that 5 yrs now. what can i do? I am on 40units of lantus ,1500 Diabex i am 68 yrs of age living in Australia

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