Review: could Metformin cause Lower Abdominal Pain?


Lower abdominal pain is found among people who take Metformin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Diabetes mellitus . We study 97,201 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 87 have Lower abdominal pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Lower abdominal pain and more.

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It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Metformin 99,381 users)

Lower Abdominal Pain

Lower abdominal pain (pain in lower abdomen) has been reported by people with vaginal discharge, respiratory depression, fatigue, breathing difficulty, nausea (latest reports from 4,317 Lower abdominal pain patients).

On Jul, 23, 2016

97,201 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 87 people (0.09%) have Lower Abdominal Pain

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin cause Lower abdominal pain?

Time on Metformin when people have Lower Abdominal Pain *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 50 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 50 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Lower Abdominal Pain when taking Metformin *:

  • female: 79.52 %
  • male: 20.48 %

Age of people who have Lower Abdominal Pain when taking Metformin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 7.69 %
  • 30-39: 3.85 %
  • 40-49: 9.62 %
  • 50-59: 26.92 %
  • 60+: 51.92 %

Severity if Lower Abdominal Pain when taking Metformin **:

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

How people recovered from Lower Abdominal Pain **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Diabetes Mellitus (20 people)
  • Metastatic Neoplasm (16 people)
  • Breast Cancer Metastatic (16 people)
  • Hypersensitivity (12 people)
  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (9 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (22 people)
  • Ambien (21 people)
  • Zantac (18 people)
  • Zyrtec (17 people)
  • Glucophage (17 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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