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Review: could Metformin cause Hunger (Appetite - increased)?

Summary: Hunger 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 Metformin hcl, and have Type 2 diabetes.

We study 97,426 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 567 have Hunger. Find out below who they are, when they have Hunger and more.

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Metformin

Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in type 2 diabetes. (latest outcomes from 100,962 Metformin users)

Hunger

Hunger (increased appetite is when you want to eat much more often or in larger quantities than your body requires) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, depression, quit smoking, bipolar disorder, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 9,316 Hunger patients)

On Jan, 4, 2015: 97,386 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 567 people (0.58%) have Hunger.

Trend of Hunger in Metformin reports

Time on Metformin when people have Hunger * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hunger18.18%27.27%18.18%9.09%27.27%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Hunger when taking Metformin * :

FemaleMale
Hunger73.23%26.77%

Age of people who have Hunger when taking Metformin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hunger0.00%0.00%0.60%2.19%4.58%13.35%34.26%45.02%

Severity of Hunger when taking Metformin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hunger0.00%50.00%33.33%16.67%

How people recovered from Hunger ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hunger0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (187 people, 32.98%)
  2. Diabetes mellitus non-insulin-dependent (119 people, 20.99%)
  3. Diabetes mellitus (110 people, 19.40%)
  4. Hypertension (96 people, 16.93%)
  5. Blood cholesterol (61 people, 10.76%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metformin hcl (425 people, 74.96%)
  2. Byetta (314 people, 55.38%)
  3. Simvastatin (75 people, 13.23%)
  4. Chantix (69 people, 12.17%)
  5. Toprol-xl (67 people, 11.82%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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