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Metformax Side Effects

Common Metformax Side Effects


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

Abdominal Pain (2)
Nausea (2)
Gastritis (2)
Dyspepsia (2)
Death (1)
Circulatory Collapse (1)
Supraventricular Tachycardia (1)
Dyspnoea (1)
Atrial Fibrillation (1)
Cholelithiasis (1)
Skin Lesion (1)
Pleural Effusion (1)
Pancreatitis Acute (1)
Pruritus (1)
Pulmonary Oedema (1)
Overdose (1)
Oedema Peripheral (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.

Metformax Side Effects Reported to FDA

The following Metformax 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 Metformax 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.
Circulatory Collapse
This is a report of a 65-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from BELGIUM, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: diabetes mellitus,chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, who was treated with Metformax (dosage: NA, start time: Jul 18, 2011), combined with:
  • Onbrez (150 Ug, Unk)
  • Glurenorm
  • Asaflow
  • Bisoprolol Fumarate
  • Prareduct
  • Micardis
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s). The consumer presented with:
  • Circulatory Collapse
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Metformax treatment in male patients, resulting in death side effect.

Abdominal Pain, Dyspepsia, Nausea, Gastritis, Overdose
This report suggests a potential Metformax Abdominal Pain, Dyspepsia, Nausea, Gastritis, Overdose side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 74-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Metformax (dosage: NA) starting Nov 16, 2010. Soon after starting Metformax the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Dyspepsia
  • Nausea
  • Gastritis
  • Overdose
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Heparin
  • Aspirin
The patient was hospitalized. Although Metformax demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as abdominal pain, may still occur.

Gastritis, Abdominal Pain, Nausea, Dyspepsia
This Gastritis, Abdominal Pain, Nausea, Dyspepsia problem was reported by a physician from UNITED STATES. A 74-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On Nov 16, 2010 this consumer started treatment with Metformax (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Beta Blocking Agents
  • Aspirin
  • Heparin
  • Angiotensin Ii Antagonists
  • Alpha-adrenoceptor Blocking Agents
  • Clopidogrel Bisulfate
  • Mixtard Hm
When commencing Metformax, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects:
  • Gastritis
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Nausea
  • Dyspepsia
The 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 gastritis, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Pleural Effusion, Dyspnoea, Oedema Peripheral, Pulmonary Oedema
This is a report of a 56-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from BELGIUM. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Metformax (dosage: NA) starting Feb 01, 2011. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Propranolol Hydrochloride
  • Trazolan
  • Insulin Glargine
  • Apidra
  • Nexium
  • Coaprovel
  • Foradil
  • Chantix
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following side effects:
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Dyspnoea
  • Oedema Peripheral
  • Pulmonary Oedema
This opens a possibility that Metformax treatment could cause the above reactions, including pleural effusion, and some male subjects may be more susceptible.


Pruritus, Skin Lesion
A 76-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from GERMANY with the following symptoms/conditions: NA started Metformax treatment (dosage: NA) on Jan 20, 2011. Soon after starting Metformax treatment, the subject experienced various side effects, including:
  • Pruritus
  • Skin Lesion
Concurrently used drugs:
  • Diclac
  • Acard
  • Glucophage (Glucophage Xr.)
  • Ramipril
  • Metypred (1 Df: 4-12mg)
  • Madopar
  • Sortis
  • Vigantoletten
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some female patients could be more vulnerable to Metformax.

Pancreatitis Acute, Atrial Fibrillation, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Cholelithiasis
A 68-year-old female patient from POLAND (weight: NA) experienced symptoms, such as: type 2 diabetes mellitus and was treated with Metformax(dosage: NA). The treatment was initiated on Jul 30, 2010. After that a consumer reported the following side effect(s):
  • Pancreatitis Acute
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Cholelithiasis
Concurrently used drugs, which potentially could have contributed to side effect(s) or affected Metformax efficacy: NA.The patient was hospitalized.



Top 10 Metformax Side Effects for Women

Women Side EffectsReports
Atrial Fibrillation 1
Cholelithiasis 1
Pancreatitis Acute 1
Pruritus 1
Skin Lesion 1
Supraventricular Tachycardia 1

Top 10 Metformax Side Effects for Men

Men Side EffectsReports
Abdominal Pain 2
Dyspepsia 2
Gastritis 2
Nausea 2
Circulatory Collapse 1
Death 1
Dyspnoea 1
Oedema Peripheral 1
Overdose 1
Pleural Effusion 1

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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:
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    Scale: 1 = very mild to 10 = very bad

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