Review: could Metformin cause Increased Appetite?


Summary

Increased appetite 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 mellitus . We study 84,420 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 329 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 174,670 users)

Increased Appetite

Increased appetite has been reported by people with weight decreased, breathing difficulty, hypotension, weakness, diarrhea (latest reports from 14,598 Increased appetite patients).

On Sep, 17, 2016

84,420 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 329 people (0.39%) have Increased Appetite


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin cause Increased appetite?

Time on Metformin when people have Increased Appetite *:

  • < 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 Increased Appetite when taking Metformin *:

  • female: 67.9 %
  • male: 32.1 %

Age of people who have Increased Appetite when taking Metformin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 3.36 %
  • 20-29: 3.78 %
  • 30-39: 7.98 %
  • 40-49: 8.82 %
  • 50-59: 31.51 %
  • 60+: 44.54 %

Severity if Increased Appetite when taking Metformin **:

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

How people recovered from Increased Appetite **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (97 people, 29.48%)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (92 people, 27.96%)
  • Hypertension (42 people, 12.77%)
  • Diabetes Mellitus Non-Insulin-Dependent (32 people, 9.73%)
  • Depression (17 people, 5.17%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Byetta (56 people, 17.02%)
  • Lantus (33 people, 10.03%)
  • Bydureon (32 people, 9.73%)
  • Januvia (25 people, 7.60%)
  • Simvastatin (23 people, 6.99%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weight Increased (105 people, 31.91%)
  • Blood Glucose Increased (100 people, 30.40%)
  • Nausea (66 people, 20.06%)
  • Weight Decreased (58 people, 17.63%)
  • Fatigue (53 people, 16.11%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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