Review: could Metformin cause Irritable bowel syndrome?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 26, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 91,513 people who take Metformin. Among them, 81 have Irritable bowel syndrome. See who they are, when they have Irritable bowel syndrome and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Metformin (latest outcomes from 100,457 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes, type 2 diabetes. Commonly reported side effects of Metformin include blood glucose increased, nausea, nausea aggravated, weight decreased, nausea and vomiting.
Irritable bowel syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome (latest reports from 68,768 patients) has been reported by people with acne, osteoporosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain.
On Feb, 23, 2014: 91,358 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 81 people (0.09%) have Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Time on Metformin when people have Irritable bowel syndrome * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Irritable bowel syndrome||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||20.00%||0.00%||60.00%||20.00% |
Gender of people who have Irritable bowel syndrome when taking Metformin * :
|Irritable bowel syndrome||70.73%||29.27% |
Age of people who have Irritable bowel syndrome when taking Metformin * :
|Irritable bowel syndrome||0.00%||0.00%||1.52%||0.00%||1.52%||9.09%||48.48%||39.39% |
Severity of Irritable bowel syndrome when taking Metformin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Irritable bowel syndrome||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Irritable bowel syndrome ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Irritable bowel syndrome||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus (11 people, 13.58%)
- Anxiety (8 people, 9.88%)
- Diabetes mellitus (8 people, 9.88%)
- Hypertension (7 people, 8.64%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (7 people, 8.64%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Metformin hcl (56 people, 69.14%)
- Lisinopril (24 people, 29.63%)
- Aspirin (22 people, 27.16%)
- Lipitor (17 people, 20.99%)
- Simvastatin (16 people, 19.75%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I'm worried about my appetite. For a while now I have been noticing a decrease-- I barely eat. The trouble is determining whether it is the medication I take, an eating disorder (or beginning of one), or just general diet (as I have been trying to lose weight). I do induce vomiting and nausea occasionally after large meals to get rid of some of the calories. I avoid eating after school because of the calories.
It is confusing to me because I have had these tendencies for a while before taking any medication or being diagnosed with ADHD. It carried over from before any of this. My mood is unstable and tends to be chronically negative -BUT- this has been a trait of mine for years. I can barely drag myself out of bed in the mornings on some days -- not due to tiredness but due to not wanting to deal with the world and my life. This also has been going on for years.
The strange responses to food and eating have been going on for about a year now-- about the same amount of time I have been trying to lose weight.
To conclude all of this, its been blending over from before so that I have no idea whether or not medication is altering me or whether i have an eating disorder or not. I have noticed a more drastic decrease in appetite within the past two weeks but have been taking a double dose in the morning for longer than that.
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