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 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, 87 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 101,000 Metformin users)
Irritable bowel syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome has been reported by people with acne, osteoporosis, depression, osteopenia, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 15,681 Irritable bowel syndrome patients)
On Feb, 12, 2015: 97,426 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 87 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||72.73%||27.27% |
Age of people who have Irritable bowel syndrome when taking Metformin * :
|Irritable bowel syndrome||0.00%||0.00%||1.39%||0.00%||1.39%||16.67%||44.44%||36.11% |
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, 12.64%)
- Anxiety (9 people, 10.34%)
- Diabetes mellitus (8 people, 9.20%)
- Hypertension (7 people, 8.05%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (7 people, 8.05%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Metformin hcl (56 people, 64.37%)
- Lisinopril (24 people, 27.59%)
- Aspirin (23 people, 26.44%)
- Lipitor (17 people, 19.54%)
- Simvastatin (16 people, 18.39%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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