Metformin and Increased appetite - from FDA reports


Summary

Increased appetite 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 Increased appetite. Find out below who they are, when they have Increased appetite 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)

Increased Appetite

Increased appetite has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, depression, bipolar disorder, high blood pressure, quit smoking (latest reports from 15,270 Increased appetite patients).

On Feb, 18, 2017

176,252 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 842 people (0.48%) have Increased Appetite


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin cause Increased appetite?

Time on Metformin when people have Increased Appetite *:

  • < 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 Increased Appetite when taking Metformin *:

  • female: 70.64 %
  • male: 29.36 %

Age of people who have Increased Appetite 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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