Metformin Diarrhoea Side Effect Reports


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

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Diarrhoea, 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.


Gastrointestinal Disorder, Decreased Appetite, Asthenia, Diarrhoea, Vomiting, Disorientation, Dyspnoea, Metabolic Acidosis, Blood Potassium Increased

This Diarrhoea side effect was reported by a health professional from IT. A 73-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: type 2 diabetes mellitus. The patient was prescribed Metformin (dosage: 1 D), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Metformin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Gastrointestinal Disorder
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Asthenia
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
  • Disorientation
  • Dyspnoea
  • Metabolic Acidosis
  • Blood Potassium Increased
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Metformin.
Diarrhoea

This Diarrhoea Metformin Hydrochloride Tablets Usp side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Feb 28, 2014. A Female , 70 years of age, weighting 200.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Metformin Hydrochloride Tablets Usp. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Diarrhoea
. Metformin Hydrochloride Tablets Usp dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Insulin (Taken For Years)
Abdominal Discomfort, Diarrhoea

This is a Metformin Hydrochloride Tablets Usp side effect report of a 74-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: diabetes mellitus, who was treated with Metformin Hydrochloride Tablets Usp (dosage:5 Times Daily With Food, start time: 2009), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Diarrhoea side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Abdominal Discomfort
  • Diarrhoea
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Metformin Hydrochloride Tablets Usp treatment in female patients suffering from diabetes mellitus, resulting in Diarrhoea.
Renal Failure Acute, Lactic Acidosis, Toxicity To Various Agents, Abdominal Pain, Diarrhoea, Hypophagia, Blood Pressure Decreased, Mucosal Dryness, Metabolic Acidosis

A 62-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from NL with the following symptoms: NA 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:
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Lactic Acidosis
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Hypophagia
  • Blood Pressure Decreased
  • Mucosal Dryness
  • Metabolic Acidosis
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Atorvastatin (atorvastatin)
  • Gliclazide (gliclazide)
  • Enalapril (enalapril)
The patient was hospitalized and became disabled. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Metformin Hydrochloride (metformin Hydrochloride) side effects, such as Diarrhoea.
Malignant Mediastinal Neoplasm, Diarrhoea

A patient from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED was prescribed and started Metformin Hydrochloride Sandoz on Feb 25, 2014. Patient felt the following Metformin side effects: malignant mediastinal neoplasm, diarrhoea Additional patient health information: male , 59 years of age, weighting 216.1 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Metformin Hydrochloride Sandoz dosage: 500 Mg, Q12h. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Atacand
  • Rosuvastatin
  • Aas Protect
Hypomagnesaemia, Hypocalcaemia, Diarrhoea

This report suggests a potential Metformin Diarrhoea side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 83-year-old female patient from NL (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Metformin (dosage: NA) starting NS. Soon after starting Metformin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Hypomagnesaemia
  • Hypocalcaemia
  • Diarrhoea
Drugs used concurrently:NA. The patient was hospitalized. Although Metformin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Diarrhoea, may still occur.
Faecal Incontinence, Diarrhoea

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Feb 24, 2014 by a Female taking Metformin (dosage: 500 Mg, Bid) was diagnosed with and. Location: NL , 86 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Metformin side effects: faecal incontinence, diarrhoea. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Sotalol (40 Mg, Bid)
  • Irbesartan (150 Mg, Qd)
  • Acetylsalicylic Acid (100 Mg, Qd)
  • Isosorbide Mononitrate (60 Mg, Qd)
  • Pravastatin (40 Mg, Qd)
The patient was hospitalized.
Diarrhoea, Blood Glucose Increased

This Diarrhoea problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 60-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 Hcl (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Crestor
  • Lisinopril
  • Vitamin D
When commencing Metformin Hcl, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Diarrhoea
  • Blood Glucose Increased
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Diarrhoea, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Diarrhoea

This is a Metformin Hcl side effect report of a 78-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Metformin Hcl (dosage: NA) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Januvia (Tabs)
  • Trimethoprim (Tabs?qhs)
  • Lipitor
  • Niaspan (Tabs?extended Relase 1 Every Day At Bedtime)
  • Cozaar (Tabs)
  • Hydrochlorothiazide (Tabs)
  • Spironolactone (Tabs,2 Every Morning)
  • Tenormin
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Diarrhoea
This opens a possibility that Metformin Hcl could cause Diarrhoea and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Diarrhoea

This Diarrhoea side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Feb 24, 2014. A female patient from US , 75 years of age, was treated with Metformin Hcl. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Metformin side effects: diarrhoea. Metformin Hcl dosage: NA. These side effects may potentially be related to Metformin Hcl.
Diarrhoea

This Diarrhoea side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 57-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: diabetes mellitus. The patient was prescribed Metformin (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Metformin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Diarrhoea
These side effects may potentially be related to Metformin.
Diarrhoea, Hypomagnesaemia, Hypocalcaemia

This Diarrhoea Metformin Hydrochloride side effect was reported by a health professional from NL on Feb 18, 2014. A Female , 83 years of age, was treated with Metformin Hydrochloride. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Diarrhoea
  • Hypomagnesaemia
  • Hypocalcaemia
. Metformin Hydrochloride dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Diarrhoea, Hypomagnesaemia, Hypocalcaemia

This is a Metformin (metformin) side effect report of a 83-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from NL, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Metformin (metformin) (dosage:NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Diarrhoea side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Diarrhoea
  • Hypomagnesaemia
  • Hypocalcaemia
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 NA, resulting in Diarrhoea.
Renal Failure Acute, Pulmonary Oedema, Dyspnoea, Lactic Acidosis, Hypoxia, Hypotension, Diarrhoea, Vomiting, Abdominal Pain Lower

A 49-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from GB with the following symptoms: type 2 diabetes mellitus started Metformin treatment (dosage: NA) on NS. Soon after starting Metformin treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Pulmonary Oedema
  • Dyspnoea
  • Lactic Acidosis
  • Hypoxia
  • Hypotension
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal Pain Lower
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Losartan
  • Bendroflumethiazide
  • Atenolol
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Metformin side effects, such as Diarrhoea.
Diarrhoea, Hypomagnesaemia, Hypocalcaemia

A female patient from NL was prescribed and started Metformin on Feb 12, 2014. After Metformin was administered, patient encountered several Metformin side effects: diarrhoea, hypomagnesaemia, hypocalcaemia Additional patient health information: Female , 83 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Metformin dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Diarrhoea, Hypomagnesaemia, Hypocalcaemia

This report suggests a potential Metformin Diarrhoea side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 83-year-old female patient from NL (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Metformin (dosage: NA) starting NS. Soon after starting Metformin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Diarrhoea
  • Hypomagnesaemia
  • Hypocalcaemia
Drugs used concurrently:NA. The patient was hospitalized. Although Metformin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Diarrhoea, may still occur.
Diarrhoea, Hypomagnesaemia, Hypocalcaemia

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Feb 13, 2014 by a Female taking Metformin (dosage: Unk) was diagnosed with and. Location: NL , 83 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Metformin side effects: diarrhoea, hypomagnesaemia, hypocalcaemia. Additional medications/treatments: The patient was hospitalized and became disabled.
Diarrhoea, Hypomagnesaemia, Hypocalcaemia

This Diarrhoea problem was reported by a health professional from NL. A 83-year-old female 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: NA. When commencing Metformin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Diarrhoea
  • Hypomagnesaemia
  • Hypocalcaemia
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 Diarrhoea, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Diarrhoea, Hypomagnesaemia, Hypocalcaemia

This is a Metformin Hcl side effect report of a 83-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 NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Diarrhoea
  • Hypomagnesaemia
  • Hypocalcaemia
The patient was hospitalized and became disabled. This opens a possibility that Metformin Hcl could cause Diarrhoea and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Poisoning, Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Abdominal Tenderness, Tachypnoea, Hyperventilation, Metabolic Acidosis, Gastroenteritis

This Diarrhoea side effect was reported by a pharmacist from US on Feb 05, 2014. A female patient from US , 66 years of age, was treated with Metformin. Patient felt the following Metformin side effects: poisoning, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal tenderness, tachypnoea, hyperventilation, metabolic acidosis, gastroenteritis. Metformin dosage: NA. These side effects may potentially be related to Metformin.
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Metformin Diarrhoea Causes and Reviews


What is
diarrhea ?

Diarrhea is loose, watery stools (bowel movements). You have diarrhea if you have loose stools three or more times in one day. Acute diarrhea is diarrhea that lasts a short time. It is a common problem. It usually lasts about one or two days, but it may last longer. Then it goes away on its own.

Diarrhea lasting more than a few days may be a sign of a more serious problem. Chronic diarrhea -- diarrhea that lasts at least four weeks -- can be a symptom of a chronic disease. Chronic diarrhea symptoms may be continual, or they may come and go.

Who gets diarrhea ?

People of all ages can get diarrhea. On average, adults In the United States have acute diarrhea once a year. Young children have it an average of twice a year.

People who visit developing countries are at risk for traveler's diarrhea. It is caused by consuming contaminated food or water.

What causes diarrhea ?

The most common causes of diarrhea include

  • Bacteria from contaminated food or water
  • Viruses such as the flu, norovirus, or rotavirus . Rotavirus is the most common cause of acute diarrhea in children.
  • Parasites, which are tiny organisms found in contaminated food or water
  • Medicines such as antibiotics, cancer drugs, and antacids that contain magnesium
  • Food intolerances and sensitivities, which are problems digesting certain ingredients or foods. An example is lactose intolerance.
  • Diseases that affect the stomach, small intestine, or colon, such as Crohn's disease
  • Problems with how the colon functions, such as irritable bowel syndrome

Some people also get diarrhea after stomach surgery, because sometimes the surgeries can cause food to move through your digestive system more quickly.

Sometimes no cause can be found. If your diarrhea goes away within a few days, finding the cause is usually not necessary.

What other symptoms might I have with diarrhea ?

Other possible symptoms of diarrhea include

  • Cramps or pain in the abdomen
  • An urgent need to use the bathroom
  • Loss of bowel control

If a virus or bacteria is the cause of your diarrhea, you may also have a fever, chills, and bloody stools.

Diarrhea can cause dehydration, which means that your body does not have enough fluid to work properly. Dehydration can be serious, especially for children, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems.

When should I see a doctor for diarrhea ?

Although it is usually not harmful, diarrhea can become dangerous or signal a more serious problem. Contact your health care provider if you have

  • Signs of dehydration
  • Diarrhea for more than 2 days, if you are an adult. For children, contact the provider if it lasts more than 24 hours.
  • Severe pain in your abdomen or rectum (for adults)
  • A fever of 102 degrees or higher
  • Stools containing blood or pus
  • Stools that are black and tarry

If children have diarrhea, parents or caregivers should not hesitate to call a health care provider. Diarrhea can be especially dangerous in newborns and infants.

How is the cause of diarrhea diagnosed?

To find the cause of diarrhea, your health care provider may

  • Do a physical exam
  • Ask about any medicines you are taking
  • Test your stool or blood to look for bacteria, parasites, or other signs of disease or infection
  • Ask you to stop eating certain foods to see whether your diarrhea goes away

If you have chronic diarrhea, your health care provider may perform other tests to look for signs of disease.

What are the treatments for diarrhea ?

Diarrhea is treated by replacing lost fluids and electrolytes to prevent dehydration. Depending on the cause of the problem, you may need medicines to stop the diarrhea or treat an infection.

Adults with diarrhea should drink water, fruit juices, sports drinks, sodas without caffeine, and salty broths. As your symptoms improve, you can eat soft, bland food.

Children with diarrhea should be given oral rehydration solutions to replace lost fluids and electrolytes.

Can diarrhea be prevented?

Two types of diarrhea can be prevented - rotavirus diarrhea and traveler's diarrhea. There are vaccines for rotavirus. They are given to babies in two or three doses.

You can help prevent traveler's diarrhea by being careful about what you eat and drink when you are in developing countries:

  • Use only bottled or purified water for drinking, making ice cubes, and brushing your teeth
  • If you do use tap water, boil it or use iodine tablets
  • Make sure that the cooked food you eat is fully cooked and served hot
  • Avoid unwashed or unpeeled raw fruits and vegetables

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


Metformin Diarrhoea Reviews

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.

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