Review: could Metformin cause Secondary hypothyroidism?
We study 97,185 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 3 have Secondary hypothyroidism. Find out below who they are, when they have Secondary hypothyroidism and more.
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Metformin (latest outcomes from 100,693 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes.
Secondary hypothyroidism (pituitary gland and its failure to secrete tsh) (latest reports from 345 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, acromegaly, trigeminal neuralgia, relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, renal cancer metastatic.
On Jul, 29, 2014: 97,185 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 3 people (0.00%) have Secondary Hypothyroidism. They amount to 0.87% of all the 345 people who have Secondary Hypothyroidism on eHealthMe.
Time on Metformin when people have Secondary hypothyroidism * :
Gender of people who have Secondary hypothyroidism when taking Metformin * :
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Age of people who have Secondary hypothyroidism when taking Metformin * :
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Severity of Secondary hypothyroidism when taking Metformin ** :
How people recovered from Secondary hypothyroidism ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :n/a
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Metformin hcl (3 people, 100.00%)
- Testosterone (3 people, 100.00%)
- Simvastatin (3 people, 100.00%)
- Lisinopril (3 people, 100.00%)
- Hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen (3 people, 100.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I have slightly elevated blood sugar which has been rising and I asked my Endocrinologist if I could start taking Metformin as a diabetes preventative. He gave me the prescription and I started taking Metformin as prescribed 7 weeks ago.
I also have been slightly hypo-thyroid for many years, and asked my endocrinologist if I could stop taking my thyroid medication (low does Synthroid and Cytomel)as I am also experiencing accelerated bone loss. He told me to cut down slowly over a 6 week time period and see how I feel. I did as he told me, but after being 100% off the synthroid (but still taking the Cytomel (5 mcg 1-2 times per day), I developed seborrheic keratosis all over my neck, chest, face, ankles, and some on my trunk. Then a few days after that I developed severe swelling and pain in my left index finger and cannot bend it (arthritis?).
I immediately resumed taking my thyroid medication, but am uncertain if that is the solution to this new development or not. I continue to take the metformin as prescribed.
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I was wondering as I have co morbidity health issues what are my chances of bladder or kydney cancer or problems
From this study (4 days ago):
Wndering if suddenly stopping metformin could cause left shoulder pain.The pain is constant and tender to the touch.
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