Metformin and Gluten intolerance - from FDA reports


Summary

Gluten intolerance is found among people who take Metformin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 10+ years, also take medication Atenolol, and have High blood pressure . We study 176,252 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA. Among them, 57 have Gluten intolerance. Find out below who they are, when they have Gluten intolerance 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)

Gluten Intolerance

Gluten intolerance (spectrum of disorders, including celiac disease and wheat allergy) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, hypothyroidism, depression, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 4,809 Gluten intolerance patients).

On Jan, 21, 2017

176,252 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 57 people (0.03%) have Gluten Intolerance


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin cause Gluten intolerance?

Time on Metformin when people have Gluten Intolerance *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 100 %

Gender of people who have Gluten Intolerance when taking Metformin *:

  • female: 67.92 %
  • male: 32.08 %

Age of people who have Gluten Intolerance when taking Metformin *:

  • 0-1: 2.94 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 8.82 %
  • 40-49: 17.65 %
  • 50-59: 23.53 %
  • 60+: 47.06 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (15 people, 26.32%)
  • Thyroid Diseases (6 people, 10.53%)
  • Hyperglycemia (6 people, 10.53%)
  • Diabetes (5 people, 8.77%)
  • Depression (5 people, 8.77%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Norvasc (5 people, 8.77%)
  • Januvia (5 people, 8.77%)
  • Atenolol (5 people, 8.77%)
  • Levothyroxine Sodium (4 people, 7.02%)
  • Benicar (4 people, 7.02%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weight Decreased (6 people, 10.53%)
  • Malabsorption (6 people, 10.53%)
  • Diarrhea (6 people, 10.53%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (5 people, 8.77%)
  • Depression (5 people, 8.77%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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