Metformin and Secondary hypothyroidism - from FDA reports


Secondary hypothyroidism is reported only by a few people who take Metformin. We study 199,020 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA. Among them, 5 have Secondary hypothyroidism. Find out below who they are, when they have Secondary hypothyroidism and more.

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On Sep, 21, 2017

199,020 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 5 people (0.0%) have Secondary hypothyroidism

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin cause Secondary hypothyroidism?

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

  • female: 40 %
  • male: 60 %

Age of people who have Secondary hypothyroidism when taking Metformin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 75 %
  • 50-59: 25 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Nausea (2 people, 40.00%)
  • Pain (1 person, 20.00%)
  • Migraine (1 person, 20.00%)
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy (1 person, 20.00%)
  • Abdominal Discomfort (1 person, 20.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zyrtec (4 people, 80.00%)
  • Valium (4 people, 80.00%)
  • Byetta (4 people, 80.00%)
  • Lotrisone (3 people, 60.00%)
  • Kadian (3 people, 60.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Tachypnea (3 people, 60.00%)
  • Multi-Organ Failure (3 people, 60.00%)
  • Heart Attack (3 people, 60.00%)
  • Drowsiness (3 people, 60.00%)
  • Diabetes Insipidus (3 people, 60.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Metformin 206,746 users)

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Secondary hypothyroidism (pituitary gland and its failure to secrete tsh) has been reported by people with lung cancer - non-small cell, osteoporosis, pain, diabetes, muscle spasms (latest reports from 306 Secondary hypothyroidism patients).

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