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Metformin Overdose Side Effects

Metformin Overdose Side Effect Reports


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

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

This Overdose side effect was reported by a health professional from US. A 27-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: polycystic ovaries. The patient was prescribed Metformin Hcl Tablets (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Metformin Hcl Tablets the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Lactic Acidosis
  • Overdose
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Metformin Hcl Tablets.
Suicide Attempt, Overdose, Lactic Acidosis, Hypoglycaemia, Renal Failure Acute, Exposure Via Ingestion, Heart Rate Increased, Respiratory Rate Increased, Hypothermia

This Overdose Metformin (metformin) side effect was reported by a physician from TR on Feb 25, 2014. A male , 34 years of age, was treated with Metformin (metformin). The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Suicide Attempt
  • Overdose
  • Lactic Acidosis
  • Hypoglycaemia
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Exposure Via Ingestion
  • Heart Rate Increased
  • Respiratory Rate Increased
  • Hypothermia
. Metformin (metformin) dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Suicide Attempt, Overdose, Lactic Acidosis, Hypoglycaemia, Renal Failure Acute, Exposure Via Ingestion

This is a Metformin Hydrochloride (metformin Hydrochloride) side effect report of a 34-year-old patient (weight:NA) from TR, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Metformin Hydrochloride (metformin Hydrochloride) (dosage:NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Overdose side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Suicide Attempt
  • Overdose
  • Lactic Acidosis
  • Hypoglycaemia
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Exposure Via Ingestion
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 (metformin Hydrochloride) treatment in patients suffering from NA, resulting in Overdose.

Lactic Acidosis, Overdose, Suicide Attempt, Exposure Via Ingestion, Hyperkalaemia, Haemodynamic Instability

A 49-year-old patient (weight: NA) from SA 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:
  • Lactic Acidosis
  • Overdose
  • Suicide Attempt
  • Exposure Via Ingestion
  • Hyperkalaemia
  • Haemodynamic Instability
. Concurrently used drugs: NA.The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Metformin Hydrochloride (metformin Hydrochloride) side effects, such as Overdose.
Agitation, Overdose

A patient from IT was prescribed and started Metformin on Feb 25, 2014. Patient felt the following Metformin side effects: agitation, overdose Additional patient health information: male , 71 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Metformin dosage: 2000 Mg Total. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Finasteride (15 Df Total)
  • Samyr (20 Df Total)
Agitation, Overdose

This report suggests a potential Metformin Overdose side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 71-year-old patient from IT (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Metformin (dosage: 2000 Mg Total) starting Dec 21, 2013. Soon after starting Metformin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Agitation
  • Overdose
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Finasteride (15 Df Total)
  • Samyr /00882301/ (20 Df Total)
Although Metformin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Overdose, may still occur.
Unresponsive To Stimuli, Respiratory Depression, Bradycardia, Hypotension, Aspiration, Bundle Branch Block Left, Haemodialysis, Hyperventilation, Overdose

An adverse event was reported by a pharmacist on Feb 05, 2014 by a Female taking Metformin (dosage: NA) . Location: US , 33 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Metformin side effects: unresponsive to stimuli, respiratory depression, bradycardia, hypotension, aspiration, bundle branch block left, haemodialysis, hyperventilation, overdose. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate
  • Acetaminophen W/diphenhydramine Hydrochloride
  • Hydroxyzine
  • Cocaine (Crack Cocaine)
  • Alprazolam
  • Pregabalin
  • Naproxen
The patient was hospitalized.
Completed Suicide, Overdose, Lactic Acidosis, Toxicity To Various Agents

This Overdose problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED. A 38-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On NS a consumer started treatment with Metformin (dosage: 120 Tablets Once). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Metformin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Completed Suicide
  • Overdose
  • Lactic Acidosis
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Overdose, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Completed Suicide, Toxicity To Various Agents, Overdose

This is a Metformin side effect report of a 33-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Metformin (dosage: NA) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate
  • Acetaminophen/diphenhydramine
  • Hydroxyzine
  • Alprazolam
  • Pregabalin
  • Naproxen
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Completed Suicide
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Overdose
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Metformin could cause Overdose and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Tachycardia, Overdose, Hypotension, Renal Failure Chronic, Renal Atrophy

This Overdose side effect was reported by a health professional from ES on Jan 23, 2014. A female patient from ES , 75 years of age, was treated with Metformin (metformin). Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Metformin side effects: tachycardia, overdose, hypotension, renal failure chronic, renal atrophy. Metformin (metformin) dosage: 1.00000000-g-24.0hours.
Associated medications used:
  • Hydralazine (hydralazine) (8.0hours)
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Metformin (metformin).
Lactic Acidosis, Overdose, Diarrhoea

This Overdose side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from AU. A 45-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Metformin (metformin) (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Metformin (metformin) the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Lactic Acidosis
  • Overdose
  • Diarrhoea
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Metformin (metformin).
Overdose, Exposure Via Ingestion

This Overdose Metformin (metformin) side effect was reported by a health professional from US on Dec 04, 2013. A Female , 74 years of age, was treated with Metformin (metformin). The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Overdose
  • Exposure Via Ingestion
. Metformin (metformin) dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Spironolactone (spironolactone)
  • Furosemide (furosemide)
The patient was hospitalized.
Overdose

This is a Metformin side effect report of a 67-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Metformin (dosage:Oral, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Digoxin (Oral)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Overdose side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Overdose
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 NA, resulting in Overdose.
Exposure Via Ingestion, Overdose

A 86-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: NA started Metformin treatment (dosage: Oral) on NS. Soon after starting Metformin treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Exposure Via Ingestion
  • Overdose
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Prazosin (Oral)
  • Furosemide
  • Metoprolol
  • Verapamil
  • Glyburide
  • Potassium Chloride
  • Omeprazole
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Metformin side effects, such as Overdose.
Overdose, Cardio-respiratory Arrest, Exposure Via Ingestion

A patient from US was prescribed and started Metformin (metformin) on Dec 04, 2013. After Metformin was administered, patient encountered several Metformin side effects: overdose, cardio-respiratory arrest, exposure via ingestion Additional patient health information: male , 60 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Metformin (metformin) dosage: Oral. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Simvastatin (simvastatin)
The patient was hospitalized.
Overdose, Completed Suicide, Exposure Via Ingestion

This report suggests a potential Metformin (metformin) Overdose side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 50-year-old patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Metformin (metformin) (dosage: Oral?) starting NS. Soon after starting Metformin (metformin) the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Overdose
  • Completed Suicide
  • Exposure Via Ingestion
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Glyburide (Oral)
The patient was hospitalized. Although Metformin (metformin) demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Overdose, may still occur.
Completed Suicide, Overdose, Exposure Via Ingestion

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Dec 04, 2013 by a Female taking Metformin (metformin) (dosage: NA) . Location: US , 50 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Metformin side effects: completed suicide, overdose, exposure via ingestion. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Amlodipine (amlodipine)
  • Risperidone (risperidone)
  • Tramadol (tramadol)
Overdose, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Depressed Level Of Consciousness, Toxicity To Various Agents, Stomatitis, Blood Glucose Increased, Anion Gap Increased, Hypotension

This Overdose problem was reported by a health professional from US. A 57-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:
  • Aspirin
  • Glimepiride
  • Atorvastatin
  • Trazodone
  • Clonazepam
  • Glipizide
  • Ubidecarenone
  • Losartan
When commencing Metformin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Overdose
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Depressed Level Of Consciousness
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Stomatitis
  • Blood Glucose Increased
  • Anion Gap Increased
  • Hypotension
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 Overdose, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Overdose, Completed Suicide, Exposure Via Ingestion

This is a Metformin (metformin) side effect report of a 27-year-old patient (weight: NA) from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Metformin (metformin) (dosage: NA) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Zolpidem (zolpidem)
  • Verapamil (verapamil)
  • Citalopram (citalopram)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Overdose
  • Completed Suicide
  • Exposure Via Ingestion
This opens a possibility that Metformin (metformin) could cause Overdose and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Overdose, Exposure Via Ingestion

This Overdose side effect was reported by a health professional from US on Dec 04, 2013. A female patient from US , 60 years of age, was treated with Metformin. Patient felt the following Metformin side effects: overdose, exposure via ingestion. Metformin dosage: NA.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Insulin
These side effects may potentially be related to Metformin.
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Metformin Overdose Causes and Reviews


What are opioids?

Opioids, sometimes called narcotics, are a type of drug. They include strong prescription pain relievers, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl, and tramadol. The illegal drug heroin is also an opioid.

A health care provider may give you a prescription opioid to reduce pain after you have had a major injury or surgery. You may get them if you have severe pain from health conditions like cancer. Some health care providers prescribe them for chronic pain.

Prescription opioids used for pain relief are generally safe when taken for a short time and as prescribed by your health care provider. However, people who take opioids are at risk for opioid dependence and addiction, as well as an Overdose. These risks increase when opioids are misused. Misuse means you are not taking the medicines according to your provider's instructions, you are using them to get high, or you are taking someone else's opioids.

What is an opioid Overdose?

Opioids affect the part of the brain that regulates breathing. When people take high doses of opioids, it can lead to an Overdose, with the slowing or stopping of breathing and sometimes death.

What causes an opioid Overdose?

An opioid Overdose can happen for a variety of reasons, including if you

  • Take an opioid to get high
  • Take an extra dose of a prescription opioid or take it too often (either accidentally or on purpose)
  • Mix an opioid with other medicines, illegal drugs, or alcohol. An Overdose can be fatal when mixing an opioid and certain anxiety treatment medicines, such as Xanax or Valium.
  • Take an opioid medicine that was prescribed for someone else. Children are especially at risk of an accidental Overdose if they take medicine not intended for them.

There is also a risk of Overdose if you are getting medication-assisted treatment (MAT). MAT is a treatment for opioid abuse and addiction. Many of the medicines used for MAT are controlled substances that can be misused.

Who is at risk for an opioid Overdose?

Anyone who takes an opioid can be at risk of an Overdose, but you are at higher risk if you

  • Take illegal opioids
  • Take more opioid medicine than you are prescribed
  • Combine opioids with other medicines and/or alcohol
  • Have certain medical conditions, such as sleep apnea, or reduced kidney or liver function
  • Are over 65 years old
What are the signs of an opioid Overdose?

The signs of an opioid Overdose include

  • The person's face is extremely pale and/or feels clammy to the touch
  • Their body goes limp
  • Their fingernails or lips have a purple or blue color
  • They start vomiting or making gurgling noises
  • They cannot be awakened or are unable to speak
  • Their breathing or heartbeat slows or stops
What should I do if I think that someone is having an opioid Overdose?

If you think someone is having an opioid Overdose,

  • Call 9-1-1 immediately
  • Administer naloxone, if it is available. Naloxone is a safe medication that can quickly stop an opioid Overdose. It can be injected into the muscle or sprayed into the nose to rapidly block the effects of the opioid on the body.
  • Try to keep the person awake and breathing
  • Lay the person on their side to prevent choking
  • Stay with the person until emergency workers arrive
How can I prevent an opioid Overdose?

There are steps you can take to help prevent an Overdose:

  • Take your medicine exactly as prescribed by your health care provider. Do not take more medicine at once or take medicine more often than you are supposed to.
  • Never mix pain medicines with alcohol, sleeping pills, or illegal substances
  • Store medicine safely where children or pets can't reach it. Consider using a medicine lockbox. Besides keeping children safe, it also prevents someone who lives with you or visits your house from stealing your medicines.
  • Dispose of unused medicine promptly

If you take an opioid, it is also important to teach your family and friends how to respond to an Overdose. If you are at high risk for an Overdose, ask your health care provider about whether you need a prescription for naloxone.


Metformin Overdose 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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