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Review: could Metformin cause Sweating - excessive (Hyperhidrosis)?

Summary: Sweating - excessive is found among people who take Metformin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Metformin hcl, and have Type 2 diabetes.

We study 97,426 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,465 have Sweating - excessive. Find out below who they are, when they have Sweating - excessive and more.

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Metformin

Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in type 2 diabetes. (latest outcomes from 100,962 Metformin users)

Sweating - excessive

Sweating - excessive (abnormally increased sweating) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, stress and anxiety, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 42,838 Sweating - excessive patients)

On Jan, 25, 2015: 97,426 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 1,465 people (1.50%) have Sweating - Excessive.

Trend of Sweating - excessive in Metformin reports

Time on Metformin when people have Sweating - excessive * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Sweating - excessive22.81%24.56%3.51%12.28%15.79%14.04%7.02%

Gender of people who have Sweating - excessive when taking Metformin * :

FemaleMale
Sweating - excessive55.34%44.66%

Age of people who have Sweating - excessive when taking Metformin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Sweating - excessive0.00%0.00%0.38%0.61%4.00%14.91%29.29%50.81%

Severity of Sweating - excessive when taking Metformin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Sweating - excessive0.00%24.00%52.00%24.00%

How people recovered from Sweating - excessive ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Sweating - excessive0.00%7.69%92.31%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (275 people, 18.77%)
  2. Diabetes mellitus (223 people, 15.22%)
  3. Diabetes mellitus non-insulin-dependent (159 people, 10.85%)
  4. Hypertension (140 people, 9.56%)
  5. Depression (98 people, 6.69%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metformin hcl (945 people, 64.51%)
  2. Byetta (378 people, 25.80%)
  3. Aspirin (333 people, 22.73%)
  4. Lisinopril (251 people, 17.13%)
  5. Lantus (189 people, 12.90%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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