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Review: could Metformin cause Irritable bowel syndrome?

We study 97,314 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 (latest outcomes from 100,833 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes.

Irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (latest reports from 71,328 patients) has been reported by people with acne, osteoporosis, depression, osteopenia, high blood pressure.

On Oct, 13, 2014: 97,239 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 87 people (0.09%) have Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Trend of Irritable bowel syndrome in Metformin reports

Time on Metformin when people have Irritable bowel syndrome * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Irritable bowel syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%20.00%0.00%60.00%20.00%

Gender of people who have Irritable bowel syndrome when taking Metformin * :

FemaleMale
Irritable bowel syndrome72.73%27.27%

Age of people who have Irritable bowel syndrome when taking Metformin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Irritable bowel syndrome0.00%0.00%1.39%0.00%1.39%16.67%44.44%36.11%

Severity of Irritable bowel syndrome when taking Metformin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Irritable bowel syndrome0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Irritable bowel syndrome ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Irritable bowel syndrome0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (11 people, 12.64%)
  2. Anxiety (9 people, 10.34%)
  3. Diabetes mellitus (8 people, 9.20%)
  4. Hypertension (7 people, 8.05%)
  5. Blood cholesterol increased (7 people, 8.05%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metformin hcl (56 people, 64.37%)
  2. Lisinopril (24 people, 27.59%)
  3. Aspirin (23 people, 26.44%)
  4. Lipitor (17 people, 19.54%)
  5. Simvastatin (16 people, 18.39%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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