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. This review analyzes which people have Increased appetite with Metformin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 191,114 people who have side effects when taking Metformin from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 20, 2017

191,114 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 892 people (0.47%) 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: 70.57 %
  • male: 29.43 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.73 %
  • 20-29: 3.17 %
  • 30-39: 3.75 %
  • 40-49: 12.1 %
  • 50-59: 32.28 %
  • 60+: 46.97 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Type 2 Diabetes (411 people, 46.08%)
  • Diabetes (207 people, 23.21%)
  • High Blood Pressure (125 people, 14.01%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (109 people, 12.22%)
  • Mental Disorder (54 people, 6.05%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Byetta (322 people, 36.10%)
  • Simvastatin (79 people, 8.86%)
  • Lantus (73 people, 8.18%)
  • Chantix (69 people, 7.74%)
  • Prilosec (68 people, 7.62%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Blood Glucose Increased (328 people, 36.77%)
  • Weight Decreased (260 people, 29.15%)
  • Weight Increased (259 people, 29.04%)
  • Nausea (236 people, 26.46%)
  • Blood Glucose Decreased (175 people, 19.62%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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