Could Metformin cause Hunger - from FDA reports


Summary

Hunger is found among people who take Metformin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Byetta, and have Type 2 diabetes . We study 91,592 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA. Among them, 357 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 diabetes. (latest outcomes from Metformin 183,195 users)

Hunger

Hunger has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, depression, bipolar disorder, high blood pressure, quit smoking (latest reports from 15,245 Hunger patients).

On Nov, 18, 2016

91,592 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 357 people (0.39%) have Hunger


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin cause Hunger?

Time on Metformin when people have Hunger *:

  • < 1 month: 16.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 16.67 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 50.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 16.67 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Hunger when taking Metformin *:

  • female: 66.76 %
  • male: 33.24 %

Age of people who have Hunger when taking Metformin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 3.12 %
  • 20-29: 5.86 %
  • 30-39: 7.42 %
  • 40-49: 8.59 %
  • 50-59: 30.47 %
  • 60+: 44.53 %

Severity of Hunger **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 40 %
  • severe: 40 %
  • most severe: 20 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Byetta (57 people, 15.97%)
  • Lantus (35 people, 9.80%)
  • Bydureon (34 people, 9.52%)
  • Januvia (25 people, 7.00%)
  • Simvastatin (23 people, 6.44%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Depression (18 people, 5.04%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Weight Increased (118 people, 33.05%)
  • Blood Glucose Increased (109 people, 30.53%)
  • Nausea (70 people, 19.61%)
  • Fatigue (66 people, 18.49%)
  • Weight Decreased (61 people, 17.09%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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