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Common Glucophage Side Effects


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

Lactic Acidosis (272)
Diarrhoea (269)
Renal Failure Acute (246)
Blood Glucose Increased (164)
Nausea (138)
Vomiting (126)
Renal Failure (103)
Hypoglycaemia (87)
Myocardial Infarction (83)
Hyperkalaemia (70)
Weight Decreased (62)
Dehydration (58)
Cerebrovascular Accident (57)
Fatigue (57)
Death (56)
Metabolic Acidosis (53)
Asthenia (53)
Dizziness (52)
Headache (49)
Abdominal Pain (47)

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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.

Glucophage Side Effects Reported to FDA



Glucophage Side Effect Report#9963397
Cholestasis, Hepatic Steatosis
This is a report of a 84-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from DE, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Glucophage Tabs 500 Mg (dosage: NA, start time: 201303), combined with:
  • Simvastatin
  • Estracyt (140mg Caps ( 2caps Twice Daily))
  • Gliclazide
  • Eupantol
  • Kardegic
  • Indapamide
  • Stilnox
  • Forlax
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Cholestasis, Hepatic Steatosis after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Glucophage Tabs 500 Mg treatment in male patients, resulting in Cholestasis side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Glucophage Side Effect Report#9925552
Suicide Attempt, Major Depression, Overdose, Hyponatraemia, Renal Failure Acute
This report suggests a potential Glucophage Tabs Suicide Attempt side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 69-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: diabetes mellitus,hypertension,prophylaxis and used Glucophage Tabs (dosage: 1df=10 Tabs(roughly)?2000mg?2006-ong) starting 1985. After starting Glucophage Tabs the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Suicide Attempt, Major Depression, Overdose, Hyponatraemia, Renal Failure AcuteAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Lisinopril (1df=12-15 Dosage Form?2006-ong)
  • Asa (1df=several Dosage Forms?81mg?2012-ong)
  • Naproxen
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Loratadine (1df=1 Tablet)
The patient was hospitalized. Although Glucophage Tabs demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Suicide Attempt, may still occur.
Glucophage Side Effect Report#9919033
Abdominal Discomfort
This Abdominal Discomfort problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 54-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Glucophage (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Glucophage, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Abdominal DiscomfortAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Abdominal Discomfort, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Glucophage Side Effect Report#9919010
Blood Glucose Increased
This Blood Glucose Increased side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 63-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Glucophage Tabs 500 Mg (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Multivitamin
  • Aspirin
.After starting to take Glucophage Tabs 500 Mg the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Blood Glucose IncreasedThese side effects may potentially be related to Glucophage Tabs 500 Mg.
Glucophage Side Effect Report#9918994
Hypersensitivity
This is a report of a 66-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Glucophage (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Gabapentin (Caps)
  • Lyrica (Caps)
  • Dilaudid (Every 4-6 Hrs)
  • Folic Acid
  • Ferrous
  • Furosemide
  • Cellcept (Take 6 Caps)
  • Crestor (Tabs)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Hypersensitivity after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Glucophage treatment in female patients, resulting in Hypersensitivity side effect.
Glucophage Side Effect Report#9918989
Hypersensitivity
This report suggests a potential Glucophage Hypersensitivity side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 62-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Glucophage (dosage: NA) starting
Jan 03, 2013. After starting Glucophage the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: HypersensitivityAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Xalatan (Formulation:opthalmic Solution)
  • Tenormine (1df:50mg Tab)
Although Glucophage demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Hypersensitivity, may still occur.
Glucophage Side Effect Report#9918959
Insomnia
This Insomnia problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 58-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On 201301 this consumer started treatment with Glucophage (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Metformin Hcl
When using Glucophage, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: InsomniaAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Insomnia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Glucophage Side Effect Report#9915248
Renal Failure Acute, Hyperkalaemia, Lactic Acidosis
This Renal Failure Acute side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from DE. A 66-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: type 2 diabetes mellitus,hypertension.The patient was prescribed Glucophage Tabs 1000 Mg (drug dosage: Film-coated Tablet), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Triatec (Tablet)
  • Esidrex (25 Mg Tab At 0.5mg Dose)
  • Kardegic
  • Daonil
  • Daonil
  • Byetta (10 Micrograms, Solution For Injection,)
  • Vasten Tabs 20 Mg
  • Fumafer (66 Mg?film-coated Tablet)
.After starting to take Glucophage Tabs 1000 Mg the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Renal Failure Acute, Hyperkalaemia, Lactic AcidosisThese side effects may potentially be related to Glucophage Tabs 1000 Mg. The patient was hospitalized.
Glucophage Side Effect Report#9912207
Liver Disorder
This is a report of a 62-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from DE, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Glucophage (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Crestor
  • Bipreterax
  • Kardegic
  • Glucor
  • Amarel
  • Rivotril
  • Levemir
  • Fixical Vitamine D3
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Liver Disorder after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Glucophage treatment in female patients, resulting in Liver Disorder side effect.
Glucophage Side Effect Report#9897155
Coma Hepatic
This report suggests a potential Glucophage Tabs 850 Mg Coma Hepatic side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 83-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from GR was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: diabetes mellitus and used Glucophage Tabs 850 Mg (dosage: Film Coated Tablet) starting
Nov 13, 2013. After starting Glucophage Tabs 850 Mg the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Coma HepaticAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Insulin Glargine
  • Sucralfate
  • Co-diovan
  • Inderal (1df:40mg Half Dosage 2/d)
  • Augmentin
The patient was hospitalized. Although Glucophage Tabs 850 Mg demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Coma Hepatic, may still occur.
Glucophage Side Effect Report#9892769
Labyrinthitis
This Labyrinthitis problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from DE. A 51-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hyperinsulinaemia. On NS this consumer started treatment with Glucophage Xr Tabs (dosage: 1df (0.5 Df, 2 In 1 Day)?1000mg Tablet.half A Tablet Twice Per Day.). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Glucophage Xr Tabs, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: LabyrinthitisAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Labyrinthitis, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Glucophage Side Effect Report#9891835
Dementia Alzheimer^s Type, Dysphagia
This Dementia Alzheimer^s Type side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from DE. A 84-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Glucophage Powder (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Glucophage Powder the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Dementia Alzheimer^s Type, DysphagiaThese side effects may potentially be related to Glucophage Powder.
Glucophage Side Effect Report#9879418
Multi-organ Failure, Lactic Acidosis, Cardiac Arrest, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Septic Shock, Acute Pulmonary Oedema
This is a report of a 62-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from DE, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: type 2 diabetes mellitus, who was treated with Glucophage Tabs 1000 Mg (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Kardegic
  • Cardensiel
  • Tahor
  • Coversyl
  • Lantus
  • Lasilix
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Multi-organ Failure, Lactic Acidosis, Cardiac Arrest, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Septic Shock, Acute Pulmonary Oedema after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Glucophage Tabs 1000 Mg treatment in male patients, resulting in Multi-organ Failure side effect.
Glucophage Side Effect Report#9859206
Pancreatitis
This report suggests a potential Glucophage Tabs 500 Mg Pancreatitis side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 65-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Glucophage Tabs 500 Mg (dosage: Increased To 500 Mg Twice Daily.) starting NS. After starting Glucophage Tabs 500 Mg the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: PancreatitisAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Lisinopril (Tabs)
  • Lantus (1df:100 Unit/ml Pen 21 Unit Qhs)
  • Atorvastatin
  • Tricor
  • Centrum Silver (Tabs)
  • Pantoprazole Sodium
  • Carvedilol (Tabs)
  • Clonidine Hcl (1df:01.mg 2 Tabs)
The patient was hospitalized. Although Glucophage Tabs 500 Mg demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Pancreatitis, may still occur.
Glucophage Side Effect Report#9855519
Nausea, Vomiting
This Nausea problem was reported by a physician from US. A female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: diabetes mellitus. On NS this consumer started treatment with Glucophage Xr (dosage: 2 Po Qd). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Glucophage Xr, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Nausea, VomitingAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Nausea, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Glucophage Side Effect Report#9852517
Gastrointestinal Disorder
This Gastrointestinal Disorder side effect was reported by a physician from CN. A 38-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: diabetes mellitus.The patient was prescribed Glucophage (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Oct 10, 2012. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Glucophage the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Gastrointestinal DisorderThese side effects may potentially be related to Glucophage. The patient was hospitalized.
Glucophage Side Effect Report#9836490
Pancreatic Carcinoma
This is a report of a 68-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from PL, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: type 2 diabetes mellitus, who was treated with Glucophage (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Galvus
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Pancreatic Carcinoma after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Glucophage treatment in male patients, resulting in Pancreatic Carcinoma side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Glucophage Side Effect Report#9817518
Gastrointestinal Motility Disorder, Faeces Hard
This report suggests a potential Glucophage Tabs Gastrointestinal Motility Disorder side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 57-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from DE was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: type 2 diabetes mellitus,hyperlipidaemia and used Glucophage Tabs (dosage: NA) starting 200909. After starting Glucophage Tabs the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Gastrointestinal Motility Disorder, Faeces HardAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Sortis
  • Amaryl
Although Glucophage Tabs demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Gastrointestinal Motility Disorder, may still occur.
Glucophage Side Effect Report#9813704
Diabetic Nephropathy
This Diabetic Nephropathy problem was reported by a physician from CN. A 63-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: type 2 diabetes mellitus. On
Aug 30, 2012 this consumer started treatment with Glucophage (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Glucophage, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Diabetic NephropathyThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Diabetic Nephropathy, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Glucophage Side Effect Report#9808664
Subdural Haematoma
This Subdural Haematoma side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from DE. A 84-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Glucophage (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Sinemet
  • Previscan
  • Crestor
  • Januvia
  • Tenormin
  • Triatec
  • Motilium
  • Cordarone
.After starting to take Glucophage the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Subdural HaematomaThese side effects may potentially be related to Glucophage.
Glucophage Side Effect Report#9806326
This is a report of a 74-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Glucophage Xr Tabs 500 Mg (dosage: NA, start time: 2013), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Glucophage Xr Tabs 500 Mg treatment in female patients, resulting in Death side effect.
Glucophage Side Effect Report#9805181
Hepatic Function Abnormal, Renal Impairment, Hepatic Steatosis
This report suggests a potential Glucophage Hepatic Function Abnormal side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 58-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from CN was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: diabetes mellitus and used Glucophage (dosage: NA) starting
Oct 01, 2012. After starting Glucophage the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Hepatic Function Abnormal, Renal Impairment, Hepatic SteatosisAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Glucophage demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Hepatic Function Abnormal, may still occur.
Glucophage Side Effect Report#9796080
Renal Failure Acute
This Renal Failure Acute problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from DE. A 86-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: type 2 diabetes mellitus. On 201303 this consumer started treatment with Glucophage Tabs 1000 Mg (dosage: Film-coated Tablet). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Ultravist (1df-(370 Mg Of Iodine/ml)
  • Coversyl ((2.5 Mg, Film-coated)
  • Profenid (Sol For Inj)
  • Lasilix (40mg Scored Tab)
  • Amaryl (4mg Tab)
  • Plavix (75mg , Film-coated Tab)
  • Kardegic (75mg Powder For Oral Sol)
When using Glucophage Tabs 1000 Mg, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Renal Failure AcuteThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Renal Failure Acute, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Glucophage Side Effect Report#9796073
Headache, Vomiting
This Headache side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from DE. A 10-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Glucophage Tabs (drug dosage: 1df:30x500mg Form Strength), which was initiated on
Jan 29, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Glucophage Tabs the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Headache, VomitingThese side effects may potentially be related to Glucophage Tabs. The patient was hospitalized.
Glucophage Side Effect Report#9796068
Thyroid Cancer, Blood Glucose Abnormal
This is a report of a 60-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Glucophage (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Thyroid Cancer, Blood Glucose Abnormal after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Glucophage treatment in male patients, resulting in Thyroid Cancer side effect. The patient was hospitalized.


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The appearance of Glucophage 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.

What are common Glucophage Side Effects for Women?

Women Side EffectsReports
Diarrhoea 192
Lactic Acidosis 159
Renal Failure Acute 145
Blood Glucose Increased 105
Nausea 104
Vomiting 91
Renal Failure 57
Hypoglycaemia 47
Weight Decreased 47
Dehydration 41

What are common Glucophage Side Effects for Men?

Men Side EffectsReports
Lactic Acidosis 112
Renal Failure Acute 100
Diarrhoea 77
Myocardial Infarction 60
Blood Glucose Increased 57
Renal Failure 45
Hypoglycaemia 39
Cerebrovascular Accident 35
Vomiting 35
Nausea 34

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    Glucophage Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC0087-6060
    TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary NameGLUCOPHAGE
    NameMETFORMIN HYDROCHLORIDE
    Dosage FormTABLET, FILM COATED
    RouteORAL
    On market since20090601
    LabelerBristol-Myers Squibb Company
    Active Ingredient(s)METFORMIN HYDROCHLORIDE
    Strength(s)500
    Unit(s)mg/1
    Pharma ClassBiguanide [EPC],Biguanides [Chemical/Ingredient]

    Glucophage Dosage, Warnings, Usage.

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 2127

    Glucophage safety alerts: No

    Reported deaths: 246

    Reported hospitalizations: 858

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