Neonatal hypoxia and drugs of ingredients of metformin hydrochloride - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Neonatal hypoxia is reported only by a few people who take drugs with ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. This phase IV clinical study analyzes 450,855 people who have side effects while taking drugs with ingredients of metformin hydrochloride from the the FDA. Among them, 4 have Neonatal hypoxia. Find out below who they are, when they have Neonatal hypoxia and more.

Drug(s) considered in the study (i.e. both brand name and generic drugs): Fortamet, Glucophage, Glucophage xr, Glumetza, Metformin, Metformin hydrochloride, Riomet, Riomet er.

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On Sep, 24, 2022

450,855 people reported to have side effects when taking drugs with ingredients of metformin hydrochloride.
Among them, 4 people (0.0%) have Neonatal hypoxia

What is Neonatal hypoxia?

Neonatal hypoxia (lack of oxygen in neonate) is found to be associated with 193 drugs and 91 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could drugs with ingredients of metformin hydrochloride cause Neonatal hypoxia?

Gender of people who have Neonatal hypoxia when taking drugs with ingredients of metformin hydrochloride *:

  • female: 100 %
  • male: 0.0 %

Age of people who have Neonatal hypoxia when taking drugs with ingredients of metformin hydrochloride *:

  • 0-1: 100 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Conditions people have *:

  1. High Blood Pressure: 2 people, 50.00%
  2. Conjunctivitis Viral (infection of conjunctiva by virus): 1 person, 25.00%

Other drugs people take *:

  1. Lescol: 2 people, 50.00%
  2. Actos: 2 people, 50.00%
  3. Lastacaft: 1 person, 25.00%
  4. Blopress: 1 person, 25.00%

Other side effects people have besides Neonatal hypoxia *:

  1. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (a condition in which the heart muscle becomes abnormally thick): 2 people, 50.00%
  2. Hypoglycaemia Neonatal (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream in neonatal): 2 people, 50.00%
  3. Blood Creatinine Increased: 2 people, 50.00%
  4. Blood Electrolytes Abnormal: 2 people, 50.00%
  5. Blood Phosphorus Abnormal: 2 people, 50.00%
  6. Blood Sodium Decreased: 2 people, 50.00%
  7. Blood Urea Increased: 2 people, 50.00%
  8. Chest X-Ray Abnormal: 2 people, 50.00%
  9. Cyanosis Neonatal (lack of oxygen in body leads to blue appearance of skin ,mucous membrane nails in newborn): 2 people, 50.00%
  10. Drug Exposure During Pregnancy: 2 people, 50.00%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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. All drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. brand name and generic drugs) are considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

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