Metformin and Cirrhosis alcoholic - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Cirrhosis alcoholic is found among people who take Metformin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Metformin and have Cirrhosis alcoholic. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 395,495 people who have side effects when taking Metformin from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Aug, 15, 2022

395,495 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 35 people (0.01%) have Cirrhosis alcoholic.

What is Metformin?

Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. eHealthMe is studying from 373,350 Metformin users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Cirrhosis alcoholic?

Cirrhosis alcoholic (chronic disease of the liver marked by degeneration of cells, inflammation, and fibrous thickening of tissue caused by alcoholism) is found to be associated with 364 drugs and 162 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Metformin and Cirrhosis alcoholic reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin cause Cirrhosis alcoholic?

Time on Metformin when people have Cirrhosis alcoholic *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 100 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Cirrhosis alcoholic when taking Metformin *:

  • female: 9.68 %
  • male: 90.32 %

Age of people who have Cirrhosis alcoholic when taking Metformin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 32.14 %
  • 50-59: 32.14 %
  • 60+: 35.71 %

Common drugs people take besides Metformin *:

  1. Cymbalta: 8 people, 22.86%
  2. Folic Acid: 7 people, 20.00%
  3. Lipitor: 7 people, 20.00%
  4. Ativan: 6 people, 17.14%
  5. Diovan: 6 people, 17.14%
  6. Protonix: 6 people, 17.14%
  7. Tricor: 6 people, 17.14%
  8. Prinivil: 5 people, 14.29%
  9. Rezulin: 5 people, 14.29%
  10. Avandia: 5 people, 14.29%

Common side effects people have besides Cirrhosis alcoholic *:

  1. Hepatic Failure (liver failure): 10 people, 28.57%
  2. Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood): 7 people, 20.00%
  3. Acidosis (build-up of carbon dioxide in the blood): 7 people, 20.00%
  4. Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure): 7 people, 20.00%
  5. Jaundice Cholestatic: 6 people, 17.14%
  6. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 6 people, 17.14%
  7. Hepatic Cyst: 6 people, 17.14%
  8. Pancreatitis Chronic (chronic inflammation of pancreas): 6 people, 17.14%
  9. Renal Cyst (kidney cyst): 6 people, 17.14%
  10. Hepatitis Cholestatic (flow of bile from the liver is slowed or blocked): 6 people, 17.14%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Psoriasis (immune-mediated disease that affects the skin): 9 people, 25.71%
  2. High Blood Pressure: 7 people, 20.00%
  3. High Blood Cholesterol: 7 people, 20.00%
  4. Stress And Anxiety: 6 people, 17.14%
  5. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 6 people, 17.14%
  6. Depression: 6 people, 17.14%
  7. Thyroid Cancer: 2 people, 5.71%
  8. Gout (uric acid crystals building up in the body): 2 people, 5.71%
  9. Psoriatic Arthropathy (inflammation of the skin and joints with kin condition which typically causes patches (plaques) of red, scaly skin to develop): 1 person, 2.86%
  10. Hyperuricaemia (level of uric acid in the blood that is abnormally high): 1 person, 2.86%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Metformin and have Cirrhosis alcoholic?

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How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on metformin hydrochloride (the active ingredients of Metformin) and Metformin (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

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