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Review: could Metformin cause Kidney failure (Acute kidney failure)?

We study 97,314 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,904 have Kidney failure. Find out below who they are, when they have Kidney failure 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.

Kidney failure

Kidney failure (loss of kidney function) (latest reports from 427,622 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, coronary artery bypass, diabetes, multiple myeloma, pain.

On Oct, 31, 2014: 97,314 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 1,904 people (1.96%) have Kidney Failure.

Trend of Kidney failure in Metformin reports

Time on Metformin when people have Kidney failure * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Kidney failure10.62%25.66%8.85%14.16%26.55%2.65%11.50%

Gender of people who have Kidney failure when taking Metformin * :

FemaleMale
Kidney failure47.37%52.63%

Age of people who have Kidney failure when taking Metformin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Kidney failure0.12%0.06%0.36%0.30%2.10%9.70%20.96%66.41%

Severity of Kidney failure when taking Metformin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Kidney failure0.00%33.33%66.67%0.00%

How people recovered from Kidney failure ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Kidney failure100.00%0.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Diabetes mellitus (373 people, 19.59%)
  2. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (343 people, 18.01%)
  3. Hypertension (261 people, 13.71%)
  4. Depression (77 people, 4.04%)
  5. Diabetes mellitus non-insulin-dependent (77 people, 4.04%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metformin hcl (1,333 people, 70.01%)
  2. Aspirin (439 people, 23.06%)
  3. Lisinopril (327 people, 17.17%)
  4. Lasix (270 people, 14.18%)
  5. Furosemide (239 people, 12.55%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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