Review: could Metformin cause Sweating - excessive?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 3, 2014)
Severity ratings: 3.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 91,513 people who take Metformin. Among them, 1,454 have Sweating - excessive. See who they are, when they have Sweating - excessive and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Metformin (latest outcomes from 100,457 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes, type 2 diabetes. Commonly reported side effects of Metformin include blood glucose increased, nausea, nausea aggravated, weight decreased, nausea and vomiting.
Sweating - excessive
Sweating - excessive (abnormally increased sweating) (latest reports from 288,569 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, stress and anxiety.
On Feb, 25, 2014: 91,358 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 1,361 people (1.49%) 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||28.26%||26.09%||2.17%||10.87%||15.22%||10.87%||6.52% |
Gender of people who have Sweating - excessive when taking Metformin * :
|Sweating - excessive||55.54%||44.46% |
Age of people who have Sweating - excessive when taking Metformin * :
|Sweating - excessive||0.00%||0.00%||0.41%||0.41%||3.99%||14.75%||29.50%||50.94% |
Severity of Sweating - excessive when taking Metformin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Sweating - excessive||0.00%||21.43%||57.14%||21.43% |
How people recovered from Sweating - excessive ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Sweating - excessive||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus (268 people, 19.69%)
- Diabetes mellitus (208 people, 15.28%)
- Diabetes mellitus non-insulin-dependent (159 people, 11.68%)
- Hypertension (131 people, 9.63%)
- Depression (88 people, 6.47%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Metformin hcl (935 people, 68.70%)
- Byetta (376 people, 27.63%)
- Aspirin (314 people, 23.07%)
- Lisinopril (231 people, 16.97%)
- Lantus (186 people, 13.67%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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