Metformin Cardiac Arrest Side Effect Reports


The following Metformin Cardiac Arrest side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Cardiac Arrest, can occur, and what you can do about them.

A side effect could appear soon after you start Metformin or it might take time to develop.


Lactic Acidosis, Cardiac Arrest, Renal Failure, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Intentional Overdose, Transaminases Increased

This Cardiac Arrest side effect was reported by a health professional from US. A 39-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: intentional overdose. The patient was prescribed Metformin Hydrochloride Extended Release (watson Laboratories) (dosage: 50000 Mg, Single( 50 Tablets Of 1000 Mg Each)), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Metformin Hydrochloride Extended Release (watson Laboratories) the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Lactic Acidosis
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Renal Failure
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Intentional Overdose
  • Transaminases Increased
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Metformin Hydrochloride Extended Release (watson Laboratories).
Lactic Acidosis, Cardiac Arrest, Ventricular Tachycardia, Myocardial Infarction, Respiratory Failure, Hypotension

This Cardiac Arrest Metformin Hydrochloride side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Feb 25, 2014. A Female , 57 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Metformin Hydrochloride. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Lactic Acidosis
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Hypotension
. Metformin Hydrochloride dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Metabolic Acidosis, Lactic Acidosis, Pulmonary Oedema, Renal Failure Acute, Cardiac Arrest, Asthenia, Decreased Appetite, Abdominal Pain, Somnolence

This is a Metformin (metformin) side effect report of a 42-year-old patient (weight:NA) from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: diabetes mellitus, who was treated with Metformin (metformin) (dosage:500.00000000-mg-2.0/ Per-1.0days, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Creatine (5.00000000-g-1.0day)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Cardiac Arrest side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Metabolic Acidosis
  • Lactic Acidosis
  • Pulmonary Oedema
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Asthenia
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Somnolence
which developed after the beginning of treatment. The patient was hospitalized. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Metformin (metformin) treatment in patients suffering from diabetes mellitus, resulting in Cardiac Arrest.
Metabolic Acidosis, Lactic Acidosis, Pulmonary Oedema, Renal Failure Acute, Cardiac Arrest, Asthenia, Decreased Appetite, Abdominal Pain, Somnolence

A 42-year-old patient (weight: NA) from IR with the following symptoms: diabetes mellitus started Metformin Hydrochloride (metformin Hydrochloride) treatment (dosage: NA) on NS. Soon after starting Metformin Hydrochloride (metformin Hydrochloride) treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Metabolic Acidosis
  • Lactic Acidosis
  • Pulmonary Oedema
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Asthenia
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Somnolence
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Creatine
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Metformin Hydrochloride (metformin Hydrochloride) side effects, such as Cardiac Arrest.
Respiratory Arrest, Cardiac Arrest, Completed Suicide

A patient from US was prescribed and started Metformin on Feb 14, 2014. Patient felt the following Metformin side effects: respiratory arrest, cardiac arrest, completed suicide Additional patient health information: male , 47 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Metformin dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Paroxetine
Metabolic Acidosis, Cardiac Arrest

This report suggests a potential Metformin Cardiac Arrest side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 66-year-old female patient from IT (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): diabetes mellitus and used Metformin (dosage: Unk) starting NS. Soon after starting Metformin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Metabolic Acidosis
  • Cardiac Arrest
Drugs used concurrently:NA. The patient was hospitalized. Although Metformin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Cardiac Arrest, may still occur.
Cardiac Arrest, Gestational Hypertension, Werner^s Syndrome, Oligohydramnios, Pregnancy, Live Birth

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Feb 11, 2014 by a Female taking Metformin Hcl (dosage: NA) was diagnosed with and. Location: DE , 27 years of age, weighting 94.80 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Metformin side effects: cardiac arrest, gestational hypertension, werner^s syndrome, oligohydramnios, pregnancy, live birth. Additional medications/treatments: The patient was hospitalized.
Respiratory Arrest, Cardiac Arrest, Completed Suicide, Exposure Via Ingestion

This Cardiac Arrest problem was reported by a pharmacist from US. A 55-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On NS a consumer started treatment with Metformin (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Metoprolol
  • Amlodipine
When commencing Metformin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Respiratory Arrest
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Completed Suicide
  • Exposure Via Ingestion
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Cardiac Arrest, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Poisoning, Exposure Via Ingestion, Respiratory Arrest, Cardiac Arrest, Completed Suicide

This is a Metformin side effect report of a 47-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Metformin (dosage: (df Oral)) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Paroxetine ((df Oral))
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Poisoning
  • Exposure Via Ingestion
  • Respiratory Arrest
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Completed Suicide
This opens a possibility that Metformin could cause Cardiac Arrest and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Poisoning, Exposure Via Ingestion, Cardiac Arrest, Respiratory Arrest, Completed Suicide

This Cardiac Arrest side effect was reported by a pharmacist from US on Feb 05, 2014. A female patient from US , 42 years of age, was treated with Metformin. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Metformin side effects: poisoning, exposure via ingestion, cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest, completed suicide. Metformin dosage: NA.
Associated medications used:
  • Quetiapine
  • Haloperidol
  • Venlafaxine
  • Lorazepam
These side effects may potentially be related to Metformin.
Respiratory Arrest, Cardiac Arrest, Completed Suicide

This Cardiac Arrest side effect was reported by a pharmacist from US. A 71-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Metformin (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Acetaminophen
When starting to take Metformin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Respiratory Arrest
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Completed Suicide
These side effects may potentially be related to Metformin.
Poisoning, Cardiac Arrest, Respiratory Arrest, Completed Suicide, Exposure Via Ingestion

This Cardiac Arrest Metformin side effect was reported by a pharmacist from US on Feb 05, 2014. A male , 59 years of age, was treated with Metformin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Poisoning
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Respiratory Arrest
  • Completed Suicide
  • Exposure Via Ingestion
. Metformin dosage: Dp Oral. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Glipizide (Df Oral)
  • Ethanol (Df Oral)
Cardiac Arrest, Premature Delivery, Maternal Exposure During Delivery

This is a Metformin side effect report of a 27-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from GT, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: type 2 diabetes mellitus, who was treated with Metformin (dosage:850 Mg, Twice Daily, start time: NS), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Cardiac Arrest side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Premature Delivery
  • Maternal Exposure During Delivery
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Metformin treatment in female patients suffering from type 2 diabetes mellitus, resulting in Cardiac Arrest.
Cardiac Arrest, Lactic Acidosis

A 66-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from IT with the following symptoms: diabetes mellitus started Metformin treatment (dosage: NA) on NS. Soon after starting Metformin treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Lactic Acidosis
. Concurrently used drugs: NA.The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Metformin side effects, such as Cardiac Arrest.
Completed Suicide, Respiratory Arrest, Cardiac Arrest

A patient from US was prescribed and started Metformin Hcl on Jan 14, 2014. After Metformin was administered, patient encountered several Metformin side effects: completed suicide, respiratory arrest, cardiac arrest Additional patient health information: male , 59 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Metformin Hcl dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Glipizide
Completed Suicide, Respiratory Arrest, Cardiac Arrest, Overdose

This report suggests a potential Metformin (metformin) Cardiac Arrest side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 53-year-old patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Metformin (metformin) (dosage: NA) starting NS. Soon after starting Metformin (metformin) the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Completed Suicide
  • Respiratory Arrest
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Overdose
Drugs used concurrently:NA. The patient was hospitalized. Although Metformin (metformin) demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Cardiac Arrest, may still occur.
Diarrhoea, Renal Failure Acute, Lactic Acidosis, Hyperkalaemia, Cardiac Arrest

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Nov 11, 2013 by a Female taking Metformin (dosage: NA) was diagnosed with and. Location: FR , 79 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Metformin side effects: diarrhoea, renal failure acute, lactic acidosis, hyperkalaemia, cardiac arrest. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Celiprolol
  • Flecaine
  • Olmetec
  • Rilmenidine
  • Atorvastatin
  • Januvia
  • Glimepiride
  • Atarax
Diarrhoea, Renal Failure Acute, Lactic Acidosis, Hyperkalaemia, Cardiac Arrest

This Cardiac Arrest problem was reported by a health professional from FR. A 79-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): type 2 diabetes mellitus.On NS a consumer started treatment with Metformin (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Celiprolol
  • Flecaine
  • Olmetec
  • Rilmenidine
  • Atorvastatin
  • Januvia
  • Glimepiride
  • Atarax
When commencing Metformin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Diarrhoea
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Lactic Acidosis
  • Hyperkalaemia
  • Cardiac Arrest
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Cardiac Arrest, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Diarrhoea, Renal Failure Acute, Lactic Acidosis, Hyperkalaemia, Cardiac Arrest

This is a Metformin side effect report of a 79-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from FR. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: type 2 diabetes mellitus and was treated with Metformin (dosage: NA) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Celiprolol
  • Flecaine
  • Olmetec
  • Rilmenidine
  • Atorvastatin
  • Januvia
  • Glimepiride
  • Atarax
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Diarrhoea
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Lactic Acidosis
  • Hyperkalaemia
  • Cardiac Arrest
This opens a possibility that Metformin could cause Cardiac Arrest and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Cardiac Arrest, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Renal Failure, Lactic Acidosis, Intentional Overdose

This Cardiac Arrest side effect was reported by a health professional from US on Sep 25, 2013. A patient from US , 39 years of age, was treated with Metformin Hcl 1000mg Tablets. Patient felt the following Metformin side effects: cardiac arrest, acute respiratory distress syndrome, renal failure, lactic acidosis, intentional overdose. Metformin Hcl 1000mg Tablets dosage: 50 Tablets Of Metformin 1,000 Mg. The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Metformin Hcl 1000mg Tablets.
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Metformin Cardiac Arrest Causes and Reviews


The heart has an internal electrical system that controls the rhythm of the heartbeat. Problems can cause abnormal heart rhythms, called arrhythmias. There are many types of arrhythmia. During an arrhythmia, the heart can beat too fast, too slow, or it can stop beating. Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) occurs when the heart develops an arrhythmia that causes it to stop beating. This is different than a heart attack, where the heart usually continues to beat but blood flow to the heart is blocked.

There are many possible causes of SCA. They include coronary heart disease, physical stress, and some inherited disorders. Sometimes there is no known cause for the SCA.

Without medical attention, the person will die within a few minutes. People are less likely to die if they have early defibrillation. Defibrillation sends an electric shock to restore the heart rhythm to normal. You should give cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to a person having SCA until defibrillation can be done.

If you have had an SCA, an implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) reduces the chance of dying from a second SCA.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


Metformin Cardiac Arrest Reviews

Sat, 12 Oct 2013

I have the same suspicion, i took glucophage for few months and had gout. I stoped it for 3 years and never had any symptoms. Last year i started glucophage again and got gout again in couple of months?! I also think there is a connection, probably to certain body types?!

Sat, 21 Apr 2012

Your diet is also something that will help you process the uric acid
and eliminate it from your body. Low-purine food choices include: green
vegetables, tomatoes, sugar, low-fat milk products, eggs, cheese,
olives, rice, pasta, grains, breads, fruits, chocolate, cereals, and
coffee.

Tue, 14 Dec 2010

I'm on Metformin for PCOS and have severe chronic diarrhoea. Along with Stomach pain, Nausea and tiredness. I take it twice a day and have been on it for 2 months now. Doctor yesterday told me to have a trial period without it for 2 weeks and see if I still have any. Up to now nothing.

Thu, 05 Aug 2010

Feeling sleepy, fatigue, and tiredall the time. My vision is also gone seriously blurred.

Wed, 11 Jan 2012

lower left lip numbness
physical lazyness
changes in mood
Metformin 3x500 a day

Thu, 07 Jul 2011

Feeling nervous

Tue, 26 Jan 2010

at what age should stop taking this drug?

Mon, 12 Mar 2012

MY POP STARTED ME ON 5OOMG OF MEDFORMIN AND THE SHORT TIM EXPERINCED, NSEUA. HDACHE'
AND SWEATING, MINOR ACHES ALSO, MY POP CALLED THIS PM AND CUT MYMEDFORMIN BK TO 1X
THE 2 I FEEL WAS TOO STRONG FOR ME.
IF THIS WORKS SHE ALSO GOING TO WEAN ME OFF THE INSULIN, NOW 40 UNITS, WAS UP TO 65 DID NOT FEEL RIGHT. MY #S WERE 169 EMPTY AND 2 HRS AFTER # 161, MAYBE THJERE IS HOPE!!
SHE WANTS ME TEST 4X AND CALL HER WITH THE RESULTS,,,,,,,,,

Sat, 28 May 2011

I have been taking Metformin 500 mg tablets, I have been taking for over a week 4 tablets a day 2 at night 2 in morning but have not been able to urinate properly, so I have stopped as I have small amounts of clotted blood come out my penis, has anyone ever had this happen to them ?

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