Diaformin Side Effects

Common Diaformin Side Effects

The most commonly reported Diaformin side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Arterial Disorder (2)
Fatigue (2)
Hunger (2)
Dyspnoea (2)
Blood Glucose Increased (1)
Angioneurotic Oedema (1)
Dehydration (1)
Weight Decreased (1)
Renal Failure Acute (1)
Vomiting (1)
Pernicious Anaemia (1)
Hypoglycaemia (1)

If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Side effects reports are analyzed to discover potential health product safety signals. Some important reactions may take an extremely long time to develop or occur infrequently. Continued monitoring of adverse reactions is thus essential to maintain a comprehensive safety and effectiveness profile of health products.

Diaformin Side Effects Reported to FDA

The following Diaformin reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.

The appearance of Diaformin on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.
Arterial Disorder, Dyspnoea, Fatigue, Hunger
This is a report of a 60-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from AUSTRALIA, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: type 2 diabetes mellitus, who was treated with Diaformin (metformin Hydrochloride) (500 Mg) (dosage: 500 Mg;twice A Day;oral : 500 Mg;twice A Day;oral, start time: Jan 04, 2009), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s). The consumer presented with:
  • Arterial Disorder
  • Dyspnoea
  • Fatigue
  • Hunger
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Diaformin (metformin Hydrochloride) (500 Mg) treatment in male patients, resulting in arterial disorder side effect.

Arterial Disorder, Dyspnoea, Fatigue, Hunger
This report suggests a potential Diaformin (metformin Hydrochloride) (500 Mg) Arterial Disorder, Dyspnoea, Fatigue, Hunger side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 60-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from AUSTRALIA was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: type 2 diabetes mellitus and used Diaformin (metformin Hydrochloride) (500 Mg) (dosage: 500 Mg; Twice A Day; Oral, 500 Mg; Twice A Day; Oral) starting Jan 04, 2009. Soon after starting Diaformin (metformin Hydrochloride) (500 Mg) the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Arterial Disorder
  • Dyspnoea
  • Fatigue
  • Hunger
Drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Diaformin (metformin Hydrochloride) (500 Mg) demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as arterial disorder, may still occur.

Blood Glucose Increased, Pernicious Anaemia
This Blood Glucose Increased, Pernicious Anaemia problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from AUSTRALIA. A 60-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: type 2 diabetes mellitus. On Jan 01, 2001 this consumer started treatment with Diaformin (metformin Hydrochloride) (500 Mg) (dosage: 500 Mg;twice A Day;oral). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Diamicron
  • Novonorm
  • Levothyroxine Sodium
  • Indomethacin
When commencing Diaformin (metformin Hydrochloride) (500 Mg), the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects:
  • Blood Glucose Increased
  • Pernicious Anaemia
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as blood glucose increased, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Weight Decreased
This is a report of a 90-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from GERMANY. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: diabetes mellitus,hypertension and was treated with Diaformin (dosage: NA) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Dapa-tabs
  • Tenormin
  • Aspirin
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following side effects:
  • Weight Decreased
This opens a possibility that Diaformin treatment could cause the above reactions, including weight decreased, and some female subjects may be more susceptible.

Dehydration, Hypoglycaemia, Renal Failure Acute, Vomiting
A 62-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from GERMANY with the following symptoms/conditions: diabetes mellitus started Diaformin treatment (dosage: NA) on Mar 15, 2006. Soon after starting Diaformin treatment, the subject experienced various side effects, including:
  • Dehydration
  • Hypoglycaemia
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Vomiting
Concurrently used drugs:
  • Diamicron
  • Tritace
  • Diflucan
  • Cipro
  • Augmentin '125'
  • Minax
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some male patients could be more vulnerable to Diaformin.

Angioneurotic Oedema
A 65-year-old male patient from AUSTRALIA (weight: NA) experienced symptoms, such as: NA and was treated with Diaformin (metformin Hydrochloride)(dosage: 1 Gm, (1 Gm, 1 D)). The treatment was initiated on Apr 05, 2005. After that a consumer reported the following side effect(s):
  • Angioneurotic Oedema
Concurrently used drugs, which potentially could have contributed to side effect(s) or affected Diaformin (metformin Hydrochloride) efficacy:
  • Ducene (diazepam)
  • Norvasc
  • Amaryl
  • Avapro (150 Mg, 1 Day)
The patient was hospitalized.

Top 10 Diaformin Side Effects for Women

Women Side EffectsReports
Blood Glucose Increased 1
Pernicious Anaemia 1
Weight Decreased 1

Top 10 Diaformin Side Effects for Men

Men Side EffectsReports
Arterial Disorder 2
Dyspnoea 2
Fatigue 2
Hunger 2
Angioneurotic Oedema 1
Dehydration 1
Hypoglycaemia 1
Renal Failure Acute 1
Vomiting 1

Keep Track of Side Effects

Note Your Observations

It is really important to keep of your symptoms, right from the time you start a new medicine. You can do it any way you prefer: in a notebook, in a computer file or using our online tool. You should also note down any other medicines you are taking at the same time, because there could be an interaction between these medicines.

Why Your Notes are Important

Your notes could be helpful in several ways:

  • You can use them to remind you of details that may alert your health care professional(s) to a problem
  • You will have a record to refer to in the future, in case you are ever prescribed the same medicine again

  • Log Form

    You can use the following log form to write down important information, like the date and time you experienced a side effect and your symptoms, how strong the symptoms were, and any other medicines you were using.

    Medicine Name and Dosage:
    Side Effects Scale Date & Time Other Medicine(s) or Treatment(s)
    Scale: 1 = very mild to 10 = very bad

    You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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