Review: could Metformin cause Secondary Hypothyroidism?


Secondary hypothyroidism is reported only by a few people who take Metformin. We study 91,540 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1 have Secondary hypothyroidism. Find out below who they are, when they have Secondary hypothyroidism and more.

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Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Metformin 183,138 users)

Secondary Hypothyroidism

Secondary hypothyroidism (pituitary gland and its failure to secrete tsh) has been reported by people with pain, osteoporosis, muscle spasms, rheumatoid arthritis, tuberculosis (latest reports from 285 Secondary hypothyroidism patients).

On Oct, 14, 2016

91,540 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 1 person (0.0%) has Secondary Hypothyroidism

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin cause Secondary hypothyroidism?

Gender of people who have Secondary Hypothyroidism when taking Metformin *:

  • female: 100 %
  • male: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (1 person, 100.00%)
  • Nausea (1 person, 100.00%)
  • Migraine (1 person, 100.00%)
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy (1 person, 100.00%)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (1 person, 100.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vivelle Dot (1 person, 100.00%)
  • Phenergan /01851401/ (1 person, 100.00%)
  • Oxycodone (1 person, 100.00%)
  • Metoprolol (1 person, 100.00%)
  • Dhea (1 person, 100.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Vulvovaginal Dryness (1 person, 100.00%)
  • Hyperhidrosis (1 person, 100.00%)
  • Headache (1 person, 100.00%)
  • Fibromyalgia (1 person, 100.00%)
  • Endometriosis (1 person, 100.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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