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Metformin Dehydration Side Effects

Metformin Dehydration Side Effect Reports


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

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Dehydration, 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, Renal Failure Acute, Vomiting, Dehydration

This Dehydration side effect was reported by a physician from CN. A 86-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: type 2 diabetes mellitus,bowel preparation. The patient was prescribed Metformin (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Polyethylene Glycol
  • Gliclazide (120 Mg/d)
When starting to take Metformin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Lactic Acidosis
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Vomiting
  • Dehydration
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Metformin.
Lactic Acidosis, Renal Failure Acute, Vomiting, Dehydration

This Dehydration Metformin side effect was reported by a physician from CN on Jan 20, 2014. A Female , 86 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Metformin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Lactic Acidosis
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Vomiting
  • Dehydration
. Metformin dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Polyethylene Glycol
  • Gliclazide (120 Mg/d)
The patient was hospitalized.
Lactic Acidosis, Dehydration, Renal Failure Acute, Dizziness, Vomiting, Haemodialysis, Klebsiella Infection, Urinary Tract Infection

This is a Metformin (metformin) side effect report of a 86-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from CN, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: type 2 diabetes mellitus,bowel preparation, who was treated with Metformin (metformin) (dosage:1.00 G-3.00 Times Per-1.0 Days, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Polyethylene Glycol (1.00 -g- 3.00 Times Per-1.0 Days)
  • Gliclazide (gliclazide)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Dehydration side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Lactic Acidosis
  • Dehydration
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Haemodialysis
  • Klebsiella Infection
  • Urinary Tract Infection
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 female patients suffering from type 2 diabetes mellitus,bowel preparation, resulting in Dehydration.

Lactic Acidosis, Hypoglycaemia, Decreased Appetite, Dehydration, Diarrhoea

A 90-year-old patient (weight: NA) from AU with the following symptoms: NA started Metformin (metformin) treatment (dosage: NA) on NS. Soon after starting Metformin (metformin) treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Lactic Acidosis
  • Hypoglycaemia
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Dehydration
  • Diarrhoea
. Concurrently used drugs: NA.The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Metformin (metformin) side effects, such as Dehydration.
Hypotension, Acidosis, Mental Status Changes, Vomiting, Stress, Dehydration, Blood Creatinine Increased, Blood Glucose Decreased, Haemodialysis

A female patient from US was prescribed and started Metformin (metformin) on Dec 03, 2013. Patient felt the following Metformin side effects: hypotension, acidosis, mental status changes, vomiting, stress, dehydration, blood creatinine increased, blood glucose decreased, haemodialysis Additional patient health information: Female , 24 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Metformin (metformin) dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Renal Failure Acute, Condition Aggravated, Dehydration, Malaise, Diarrhoea, Vomiting

This report suggests a potential Metformin Hcl Dehydration side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 65-year-old female patient from DE (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Metformin Hcl (dosage: NA) starting NS. Soon after starting Metformin Hcl the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Condition Aggravated
  • Dehydration
  • Malaise
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Candesartan
  • Celecoxib
  • Furosemide
  • Clonazepam
  • Gabapentin
  • Mirtazapine
  • Ranitidine
  • Venlafaxine Hcl
The patient was hospitalized. Although Metformin Hcl demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Dehydration, may still occur.
Abdominal Pain, Nausea, Vomiting, Renal Failure Acute, Lethargy, Tongue Dry, Skin Turgor Decreased, Hypotonia, Dehydration

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Dec 09, 2013 by a Female taking Metformin Hcl (dosage: NA) was diagnosed with and. Location: DE , 59 years of age, weighting 189.6 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Metformin side effects: abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, renal failure acute, lethargy, tongue dry, skin turgor decreased, hypotonia, dehydration. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Exenatide (20 Mcg (10 Mcg,2 In 1 D))
  • Sitagliptin Phosphate
  • Nateglinide
  • Candesartan
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
The patient was hospitalized.
Pancreatitis Acute, Dehydration

This Dehydration problem was reported by a health professional from SA. A 19-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): type 2 diabetes mellitus.On NS a consumer started treatment with Metformin (dosage: 1.00-g-2.00 Times Per-1.00days). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Metformin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Pancreatitis Acute
  • Dehydration
The patient was hospitalized. Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Dehydration, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Dehydration, Renal Failure, Shock, Lactic Acidosis, Diarrhoea

This is a Metformin Hcl side effect report of a 59-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from DE. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Metformin Hcl (dosage: NA) starting Feb 26, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Atenolol
  • Euthyrox
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Dehydration
  • Renal Failure
  • Shock
  • Lactic Acidosis
  • Diarrhoea
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Metformin Hcl could cause Dehydration and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Lactic Acidosis, Nausea, Dehydration, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Decreased Appetite, Hypoglycaemia, Oliguria, Blood Creatinine Increased

This Dehydration side effect was reported by a health professional from AU on Nov 19, 2013. A patient from AU , 90 years of age, was treated with Metformin. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Metformin side effects: lactic acidosis, nausea, dehydration, vomiting, diarrhoea, decreased appetite, hypoglycaemia, oliguria, blood creatinine increased. Metformin dosage: 2000 Mg, Per Day. The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Metformin.
Metabolic Acidosis, Pneumonia, Sepsis, Dehydration, Brain Stem Infarction

This Dehydration side effect was reported by a pharmacist from DE. A 56-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: type 2 diabetes mellitus. The patient was prescribed Metformin (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Forxiga (10 Mg, 1 In 1 D)
  • Propafenon
When starting to take Metformin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Metabolic Acidosis
  • Pneumonia
  • Sepsis
  • Dehydration
  • Brain Stem Infarction
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Metformin.
Mental Status Changes, Dehydration, Hypotension, Lactic Acidosis, Renal Failure Acute, Metabolic Encephalopathy, Nephropathy Toxic

This Dehydration Metformin side effect was reported by a pharmacist from US on Nov 14, 2013. A male , 70 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Metformin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Mental Status Changes
  • Dehydration
  • Hypotension
  • Lactic Acidosis
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Metabolic Encephalopathy
  • Nephropathy Toxic
. Metformin dosage: 1 Tab, Bid, Oral. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Lisinopril
  • Bicalutamide (casodex) 50mg Tablet
  • Clonidine (catapres)
  • Lisinopril
  • Metformin (glucophage)
  • Simvastatin (zocor)
The patient was hospitalized.
Dehydration, Pancreatitis Acute

This is a Metformin Hydrochloride side effect report of a 19-year-old patient (weight:NA) from SA, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: type 2 diabetes mellitus, who was treated with Metformin Hydrochloride (dosage:2000mg, 2 In 1 D, Oral, start time: NS), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Dehydration side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Dehydration
  • Pancreatitis Acute
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 Hydrochloride treatment in patients suffering from type 2 diabetes mellitus, resulting in Dehydration.
Respiratory Failure, Renal Failure Acute, Multi-organ Failure, Hypovolaemic Shock, Dehydration, Lactic Acidosis

A 76-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from DE with the following symptoms: NA started Metformin Hcl treatment (dosage: NA) on NS. Soon after starting Metformin Hcl treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Multi-organ Failure
  • Hypovolaemic Shock
  • Dehydration
  • Lactic Acidosis
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Sitagliptin Phosphate
  • Simvastatin
  • Losartan Potassium
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Metformin Hcl side effects, such as Dehydration.
Metabolic Acidosis, Pneumonia, Sepsis, Dehydration, Brain Stem Infarction

A female patient from DE was prescribed and started Metformin on Nov 08, 2013. After Metformin was administered, patient encountered several Metformin side effects: metabolic acidosis, pneumonia, sepsis, dehydration, brain stem infarction Additional patient health information: Female , 56 years of age, weighting 231.5 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Metformin dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Forxiga
  • Propafenone
The patient was hospitalized.
Lactic Acidosis, Renal Failure Acute, Abdominal Pain, Pyrexia, Diarrhoea, Dehydration

This report suggests a potential Metformin Dehydration side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 60-year-old female patient from IT (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): diabetes mellitus and used Metformin (dosage: NA) starting NS. Soon after starting Metformin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Lactic Acidosis
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Pyrexia
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dehydration
Drugs used concurrently:NA. The patient was hospitalized. Although Metformin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Dehydration, may still occur.
Diarrhoea, Vomiting, Malaise, Dehydration, Renal Failure Acute, Haemodialysis

An adverse event was reported by a pharmacist on Feb 04, 2014 by a Female taking Metformin (dosage: NA) . Location: GB , 65 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Metformin side effects: diarrhoea, vomiting, malaise, dehydration, renal failure acute, haemodialysis. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Furosemide (furosemide)
  • Celecoxib (celecoxib)
  • Candesartan
  • Clonazepam (clonazepam)
  • Gabapentin (gabapentin)
  • Mirtazapine (mirtazapine)
  • Ranitidine (ranitidine)
  • Venlafaxine (venlafaxine)
The patient was hospitalized.
Renal Failure Acute, Dehydration, Condition Aggravated, Malaise, Diarrhoea, Vomiting

This Dehydration problem was reported by a health professional from GB. A 65-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): type 2 diabetes mellitus,hypertension.On NS a consumer started treatment with Metformin (dosage: 500 Mg). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Candesartan Cilexetil (16 Mg, Qd)
  • Furosemide (40 Mg)
  • Celecoxib (200 Mg)
  • Vitamins Nos (1 Df)
  • Mirtazapine (15 Mg, Qd)
  • Venlafaxine (150 Mg, Qd)
  • Clonazepam (150 Ug, Qd)
  • Ranitidine (150 Mg, Bid)
When commencing Metformin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Dehydration
  • Condition Aggravated
  • Malaise
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
The patient was hospitalized. Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Dehydration, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Pancreatitis Acute, Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal Pain Upper, Dehydration, Abdominal Tenderness, Amylase Increased, Lipase Increased, C-reactive Protein Increased

This is a Metformin side effect report of a 19-year-old patient (weight: NA) from SA. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: type 2 diabetes mellitus and was treated with Metformin (dosage: 1 G, Bid) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Pancreatitis Acute
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
  • Dehydration
  • Abdominal Tenderness
  • Amylase Increased
  • Lipase Increased
  • C-reactive Protein Increased
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Metformin could cause Dehydration and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Metabolic Acidosis, Incorrect Dose Administered, Decreased Appetite, Dehydration, Renal Failure Acute

This Dehydration side effect was reported by a physician from IT on Sep 04, 2013. A female patient from IT , 84 years of age, weighting 121.3 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Metformin. Patient felt the following Metformin side effects: metabolic acidosis, incorrect dose administered, decreased appetite, dehydration, renal failure acute. Metformin dosage: 3000 Mg (1000 Mg, 3 In 1 D),oral.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Lasix (furosemide)
  • Ramipril (ramipril)
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Metformin.
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Metformin Dehydration Causes and Reviews


When you're dehydrated, your body doesn't have enough fluid and electrolytes to work properly. An average person on an average day needs about 3 quarts of water. But if you're out in the hot sun or are exercising a lot, you need a lot more than that. You can also become dehydrated if you are vomiting, have diarrhea, or are sweating a lot. People who are elderly, very young, taking certain medications, or have a chronic illness have a greater risk.

Signs of Dehydration in adults include

  • Being thirsty
  • Urinating less often than usual
  • Dark-colored urine
  • Dry skin
  • Feeling tired
  • Dizziness and fainting

Signs of Dehydration in babies and young children include a dry mouth and tongue, crying without tears, no wet diapers for 3 hours or more, a high fever and being unusually sleepy or drowsy.

If you think you're dehydrated, drink small amounts of water over a period of time. Drinking too much all at once can overload your stomach and make you throw up. If you are exercising in the heat and losing a lot of minerals in sweat, sports drinks can be helpful. Avoid any drinks that have caffeine.

NIH: National Institutes of Health


Metformin Dehydration 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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