Could Metformin cause Hunger - from FDA reports
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 Byetta, and have Type 2 diabetes . We study 176,252 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA. Among them, 842 have Hunger. Find out below who they are, when they have Hunger and more.
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Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Metformin 183,239 users)
Hunger has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, depression, bipolar disorder, high blood pressure, quit smoking (latest reports from 15,259 Hunger patients).
On Dec, 19, 2016
176,252 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 842 people (0.48%) have Hunger
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Metformin when people have Hunger *:
- < 1 month: 20 %
- 1 - 6 months: 40 %
- 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
- 1 - 2 years: 10 %
- 2 - 5 years: 10 %
- 5 - 10 years: 10 %
- 10+ years: 10 %
Gender of people who have Hunger when taking Metformin *:
- female: 70.64 %
- male: 29.36 %
Age of people who have Hunger when taking Metformin *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 1.52 %
- 20-29: 3.19 %
- 30-39: 3.79 %
- 40-49: 12.29 %
- 50-59: 33.23 %
- 60+: 45.98 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Type 2 Diabetes (394 people, 46.79%)
- Diabetes (189 people, 22.45%)
- High Blood Pressure (120 people, 14.25%)
- High Blood Cholesterol (102 people, 12.11%)
- Mental Disorder (54 people, 6.41%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Byetta (317 people, 37.65%)
- Simvastatin (79 people, 9.38%)
- Lantus (72 people, 8.55%)
- Chantix (69 people, 8.19%)
- Prilosec (66 people, 7.84%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Blood Glucose Increased (318 people, 37.77%)
- Weight Decreased (252 people, 29.93%)
- Weight Increased (237 people, 28.15%)
- Nausea (231 people, 27.43%)
- Blood Glucose Decreased (169 people, 20.07%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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