Metformin and Constipation - from FDA reports


Summary

Constipation is found among people who take Metformin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Byetta, and have High blood pressure. This review analyzes which people have Constipation with Metformin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 199,020 people who have side effects when taking Metformin from FDA , and is updated regularly.

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On Nov, 20, 2017

199,020 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 3,062 people (1.54%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin cause Constipation?

Time on Metformin when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 11.54 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 34.62 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.73 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.65 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 12.5 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 21.15 %
  • 10+ years: 4.81 %

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Metformin *:

  • female: 54.8 %
  • male: 45.2 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Metformin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.08 %
  • 10-19: 0.29 %
  • 20-29: 0.55 %
  • 30-39: 4.49 %
  • 40-49: 8.93 %
  • 50-59: 22.78 %
  • 60+: 62.88 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (402 people, 13.13%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (297 people, 9.70%)
  • Pain (197 people, 6.43%)
  • Depression (123 people, 4.02%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (122 people, 3.98%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Byetta (441 people, 14.40%)
  • Aspirin (380 people, 12.41%)
  • Lantus (296 people, 9.67%)
  • Lisinopril (285 people, 9.31%)
  • Lipitor (270 people, 8.82%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (874 people, 28.54%)
  • Diarrhea (619 people, 20.22%)
  • Fatigue (535 people, 17.47%)
  • Weight Decreased (513 people, 16.75%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (485 people, 15.84%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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