Review: could Metformin cause Irritable Bowel Syndrome?


Summary

Irritable bowel syndrome is found among people who take Metformin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Lisinopril, and have Diabetes . We study 97,201 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 87 have Irritable bowel syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Irritable bowel syndrome and more.

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Metformin

Metformin has active ingredients of metformin. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Metformin 99,379 users)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, constipation, abdominal pain, diarrhea, varicocele (latest reports from 15,023 Irritable bowel syndrome patients).

On Jul, 20, 2016

97,201 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 87 people (0.09%) have Irritable Bowel Syndrome


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin cause Irritable bowel syndrome?

Time on Metformin when people have Irritable Bowel Syndrome *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.5 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 25.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 50.0 %
  • 10+ years: 12.5 %

Gender of people who have Irritable Bowel Syndrome when taking Metformin *:

  • female: 72.41 %
  • male: 27.59 %

Age of people who have Irritable Bowel Syndrome when taking Metformin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.41 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 2.82 %
  • 40-49: 12.68 %
  • 50-59: 46.48 %
  • 60+: 36.62 %

Severity if Irritable Bowel Syndrome when taking Metformin **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Irritable Bowel Syndrome **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Diabetes (13 people)
  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (12 people)
  • Upset Stomach (11 people)
  • Fibromyalgia (11 people)
  • Constipation (11 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lisinopril (24 people)
  • Aspirin (20 people)
  • Simvastatin (16 people)
  • Lipitor (16 people)
  • Folic Acid (15 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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