Metformin hydrochloride side effects - from FDA reports


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In this review, we analyze Metformin hydrochloride side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age of the people who have side effects while taking Metformin hydrochloride. The review is based on 16,889 people who have side effects while taking the drug from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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Metformin Hydrochloride

Metformin hydrochloride has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Metformin hydrochloride 20,600 users)

On Oct, 23, 2017

16,889 people who take Metformin Hydrochloride are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Metformin hydrochloride side effects.

Most common side effects over time *:

< 1 month:
  • hypoglycaemia
  • nausea
  • renal failure acute
  • pruritus
  • vomiting
  • diarrhoea
  • pyrexia
  • syncope
  • angioedema
  • asthenia
1 - 6 months:
  • renal failure acute
  • hypoglycaemic coma
  • hypoglycaemia
  • metabolic acidosis
  • vomiting
  • lactic acidosis
  • tremor
  • pancreatitis acute
  • hepatitis a
  • stillbirth
6 - 12 months:
  • lactic acidosis
  • metabolic acidosis
  • presyncope
  • renal failure acute
  • vitamin b12 deficiency
  • weight decreased
  • hypoglycaemia
  • interstitial lung disease
  • metabolic disorder
  • reactive psychosis
1 - 2 years:
  • hypoglycaemia
  • renal failure acute
  • hypoglycaemic coma
  • weight decreased
  • death
  • hypertransaminasaemia
  • lactic acidosis
  • metabolic acidosis
  • prerenal failure
  • renal failure
2 - 5 years:
  • hypoglycaemia
  • metabolic acidosis
  • vomiting
  • renal failure acute
  • cardiac failure
  • facial palsy
  • hypoglycaemic coma
  • acute prerenal failure
  • diarrhoea
  • malaise
5 - 10 years:
  • hypoglycaemia
  • metabolic acidosis
  • vomiting
  • weight decreased
  • decreased appetite
  • renal failure acute
  • diarrhoea
  • hypothermia
  • liver disorder
  • muscle spasms
10+ years:
  • hypoglycaemia
  • metabolic acidosis
  • vomiting
  • coeliac disease
  • renal failure acute
  • abdominal pain
  • activities of daily living impaired
  • cardiac failure congestive
  • diarrhoea
  • hypoglycaemic coma
not specified:
  • vomiting
  • weight decreased
  • lactic acidosis
  • renal failure acute
  • blood glucose increased
  • drug ineffective
  • completed suicide
  • diarrhoea
  • nausea
  • hypoglycaemia

Most common side effects by gender *:

female:
  • vomiting
  • weight decreased
  • renal failure acute
  • lactic acidosis
  • nausea
  • blood glucose increased
  • diarrhoea
  • weight increased
  • drug ineffective
  • hypoglycaemia
male:
  • vomiting
  • weight decreased
  • blood glucose increased
  • renal failure acute
  • lactic acidosis
  • hypoglycaemia
  • drug ineffective
  • myocardial infarction
  • completed suicide
  • death

Most common side effects by age *:

0-1:
  • premature baby
  • foetal exposure during pregnancy
  • metabolic acidosis
  • osteogenesis imperfecta
  • patent ductus arteriosus
  • polycythaemia
  • seizure
  • small for dates baby
  • talipes
  • aplasia cutis congenita
2-9:
  • white blood cell count increased
  • accidental overdose
  • attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder
  • hypoglycaemia
  • hyponatraemia
  • myocardial infarction
  • portal hypertension
  • pulmonary hypoplasia
  • renal failure
  • ulcer haemorrhage
10-19:
  • suicide attempt
  • completed suicide
  • lactic acidosis
  • pancreatitis acute
  • intentional overdose
  • vomiting
  • pancreatitis
  • ventricular tachycardia
  • abortion spontaneous
  • bradycardia
20-29:
  • completed suicide
  • suicide attempt
  • intentional overdose
  • maternal exposure during pregnancy
  • malaise
  • nausea
  • pulmonary embolism
  • vomiting
  • abortion spontaneous
  • death
30-39:
  • completed suicide
  • suicide attempt
  • lactic acidosis
  • agitation
  • maternal exposure during pregnancy
  • vomiting
  • weight decreased
  • angina pectoris
  • headache
  • pain
40-49:
  • vomiting
  • completed suicide
  • weight decreased
  • pancreatitis acute
  • diabetic ketoacidosis
  • hypoglycaemia
  • pain
  • blood glucose increased
  • rash
  • intentional overdose
50-59:
  • vomiting
  • renal failure acute
  • weight decreased
  • completed suicide
  • blood glucose increased
  • lactic acidosis
  • myocardial infarction
  • weight increased
  • hypoglycaemia
  • abdominal pain
60+:
  • vomiting
  • lactic acidosis
  • renal failure acute
  • weight decreased
  • hypoglycaemia
  • nausea
  • blood glucose increased
  • myocardial infarction
  • renal failure
  • death

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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