Metformin and Irritable bowel syndrome - from FDA reports
Irritable bowel syndrome 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 Aspirin, and have Diabetes . We study 176,252 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA. Among them, 198 have Irritable bowel syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Irritable bowel syndrome and more.
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Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Metformin 183,337 users)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome has been reported by people with acne, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 22,688 Irritable bowel syndrome patients).
On Jan, 20, 2017
176,252 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 198 people (0.11%) have Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Metformin when people have Irritable Bowel Syndrome *:
- < 1 month: 12.5 %
- 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
- 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
- 1 - 2 years: 12.5 %
- 2 - 5 years: 37.5 %
- 5 - 10 years: 25.0 %
- 10+ years: 12.5 %
Gender of people who have Irritable Bowel Syndrome when taking Metformin *:
- female: 71.05 %
- male: 28.95 %
Age of people who have Irritable Bowel Syndrome when taking Metformin *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 2.01 %
- 20-29: 3.36 %
- 30-39: 4.03 %
- 40-49: 14.77 %
- 50-59: 32.89 %
- 60+: 42.95 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Diabetes (37 people, 18.69%)
- Type 2 Diabetes (35 people, 17.68%)
- High Blood Pressure (27 people, 13.64%)
- High Blood Cholesterol (27 people, 13.64%)
- Acne (16 people, 8.08%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Aspirin (33 people, 16.67%)
- Lisinopril (30 people, 15.15%)
- Lipitor (27 people, 13.64%)
- Simvastatin (24 people, 12.12%)
- Lantus (20 people, 10.10%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Diarrhea (53 people, 26.77%)
- Pain (46 people, 23.23%)
- Constipation (41 people, 20.71%)
- Stress And Anxiety (40 people, 20.20%)
- Nausea (40 people, 20.20%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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