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 month, also take medication Metformin hcl, and have Type 2 diabetes mellitus.
We study 97,386 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 has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (view latest outcomes from 100,893 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 Sweating - excessive 42,617 patients)
On Nov, 25, 2014: 97,351 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 1,461 people (1.50%) have Sweating - Excessive.
Time on Metformin when people have Sweating - excessive * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Sweating - excessive||24.53%||24.53%||3.77%||11.32%||13.21%||15.09%||7.55% |
Gender of people who have Sweating - excessive when taking Metformin * :
|Sweating - excessive||55.35%||44.65% |
Age of people who have Sweating - excessive when taking Metformin * :
|Sweating - excessive||0.00%||0.00%||0.39%||0.62%||4.01%||14.88%||29.30%||50.81% |
Severity of Sweating - excessive when taking Metformin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Sweating - excessive||0.00%||23.81%||52.38%||23.81% |
How people recovered from Sweating - excessive ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Sweating - excessive||0.00%||11.11%||88.89% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus (274 people, 18.75%)
- Diabetes mellitus (222 people, 15.20%)
- Diabetes mellitus non-insulin-dependent (159 people, 10.88%)
- Hypertension (140 people, 9.58%)
- Depression (98 people, 6.71%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Metformin hcl (945 people, 64.68%)
- Byetta (378 people, 25.87%)
- Aspirin (332 people, 22.72%)
- Lisinopril (249 people, 17.04%)
- Lantus (189 people, 12.94%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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