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

We study 97,314 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,461 have Sweating - excessive. Find out below who they are, when they have Sweating - excessive and more.

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Metformin

Metformin (latest outcomes from 100,833 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes.

Sweating - excessive

Sweating - excessive (abnormally increased sweating) (latest reports from 298,050 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, stress and anxiety, high blood cholesterol.

On Oct, 26, 2014: 97,314 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 1,461 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 - excessive24.53%24.53%3.77%11.32%13.21%15.09%7.55%

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

FemaleMale
Sweating - excessive55.35%44.65%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Sweating - excessive0.00%0.00%0.39%0.62%4.01%14.88%29.30%50.81%

Severity of Sweating - excessive when taking Metformin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Sweating - excessive0.00%23.81%52.38%23.81%

How people recovered from Sweating - excessive ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Sweating - excessive0.00%11.11%88.89%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (274 people, 18.75%)
  2. Diabetes mellitus (222 people, 15.20%)
  3. Diabetes mellitus non-insulin-dependent (159 people, 10.88%)
  4. Hypertension (140 people, 9.58%)
  5. Depression (98 people, 6.71%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metformin hcl (945 people, 64.68%)
  2. Byetta (378 people, 25.87%)
  3. Aspirin (332 people, 22.72%)
  4. Lisinopril (249 people, 17.04%)
  5. Lantus (189 people, 12.94%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Heat over 65 degrees, any type of activity, house cleaning, walking. etc. In a hurry, stress. This is so embarrassing. My hair becomes wet, sweat drips from my face and neck. People think I am nuts or coming off of drugs. has limited my activities due to embarrassment or can't stay dry enough to fix my hair. I have stopped wearing makeup all together as it just runs down my face. My Dr. will not listen to me. I think she believes I may "glisten" a little. I need help. Please!!!

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    Greg on Sep, 7, 2014:

    Hello: I work for one neuro-oncologist by doing research, and become interested in investigating a "casual" relationship between severe head Perspiration with brain tumor. This is because one recent patient presented the same complaint to us and was found to have brain tumor. This Perspiration symptom, over 1 year, disappears after tumor was surgically removed.

    I am not saying that you may have brain lesion, better do some further investigation include brain MRI. Some of the symptoms you mentioned could indicate some brain problem. Are you live in US? you can contact me if you like.

    I am not practicing physician, but if you like to see my supervisor, neuro-oncologist, in Houston, I can arrange.

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    landofoz on Aug, 25, 2014:

    hi, Heat over 65 degrees, any type of activity, house cleaning, walking. etc. In a hurry, stress. This is so embarrassing. My hair becomes wet, sweat drips from my face and neck. People think I am nuts or coming off of drugs. has limited my activities due to embarrassment or can't stay dry enough to fix my hair. I have stopped wearing makeup all together as it just runs down my face. My Dr. will not listen to me. I think she believes I may "glisten" a little. I need help. Please!!!MY Reply to the above,
    this is exactly how i feel, i went into the Bank one day when it was quite hot outside and my Hair was dripping i kept drying my face.Honestly i thought ,someone will think i am going to rob the bank. I am not ob Byetta i am on Lantos and i also live in Australia where the weather is very humid . i also suffer severe depression on top of this ,so i dont think there is much point of me changing from Lantus? Also cant believe the above person has the burning legs ,as i also have that 5 yrs now. what can i do? I am on 40units of lantus ,1500 Diabex i am 68 yrs of age living in Australia

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