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Review: could Metformin cause Increased appetite (Appetite - increased)?

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 Metformin hcl, and have Type 2 diabetes.

We study 97,464 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 567 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 101,000 Metformin users)

Increased appetite

Increased appetite (increased appetite is when you want to eat much more often or in larger quantities than your body requires) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, depression, quit smoking, bipolar disorder, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 9,321 Increased appetite patients)

On Feb, 11, 2015: 97,426 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 567 people (0.58%) have Increased Appetite.

Trend of Increased appetite in Metformin reports

Time on Metformin when people have Increased appetite * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Increased appetite18.18%27.27%18.18%9.09%27.27%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Increased appetite when taking Metformin * :

FemaleMale
Increased appetite73.23%26.77%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Increased appetite0.00%0.00%0.60%2.19%4.58%13.35%34.26%45.02%

Severity of Increased appetite when taking Metformin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Increased appetite0.00%50.00%33.33%16.67%

How people recovered from Increased appetite ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Increased appetite0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (187 people, 32.98%)
  2. Diabetes mellitus non-insulin-dependent (119 people, 20.99%)
  3. Diabetes mellitus (110 people, 19.40%)
  4. Hypertension (96 people, 16.93%)
  5. Blood cholesterol (61 people, 10.76%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metformin hcl (425 people, 74.96%)
  2. Byetta (314 people, 55.38%)
  3. Simvastatin (75 people, 13.23%)
  4. Chantix (69 people, 12.17%)
  5. Toprol-xl (67 people, 11.82%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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