Review: could Metformin cause Gluten Intolerance?


Summary

Gluten intolerance 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 Benicar, and have Hypertension . We study 84,420 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 41 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 174,670 users)

Gluten Intolerance

Gluten intolerance (spectrum of disorders, including celiac disease and wheat allergy) has been reported by people with indigestion, pain, feeling hot, diarrhea, fatigue (latest reports from 4,612 Gluten intolerance patients).

On Sep, 19, 2016

84,420 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 41 people (0.05%) have Gluten Intolerance


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin cause Gluten intolerance?

Time on Metformin when people have Gluten Intolerance *:

  • < 1 month: 50 %
  • 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: 50 %

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

  • female: 75.68 %
  • male: 24.32 %

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

  • 0-1: 5 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 15 %
  • 40-49: 20 %
  • 50-59: 20 %
  • 60+: 40 %

Severity if Gluten Intolerance when taking Metformin **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Gluten Intolerance **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (12 people, 29.27%)
  • Depression (4 people, 9.76%)
  • Thyroid Disorder (3 people, 7.32%)
  • Hypothyroidism (3 people, 7.32%)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (3 people, 7.32%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Simvastatin. (4 people, 9.76%)
  • Januvia (4 people, 9.76%)
  • Benicar (4 people, 9.76%)
  • Synthroid (3 people, 7.32%)
  • Crestor (3 people, 7.32%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Malabsorption (5 people, 12.20%)
  • Diarrhoea (4 people, 9.76%)
  • Abdominal Pain (4 people, 9.76%)
  • Weight Decreased (3 people, 7.32%)
  • Depression (3 people, 7.32%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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