Metformin Pneumonia Side Effect Reports


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

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


Hypotension, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Hepatic Failure, Renal Failure, Completed Suicide, Haemodialysis, Pneumonia

This Pneumonia side effect was reported by a health professional from US. A 39-year-old 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:
  • Hypotension
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Hepatic Failure
  • Renal Failure
  • Completed Suicide
  • Haemodialysis
  • Pneumonia
These side effects may potentially be related to Metformin (metformin).
Metabolic Acidosis, Pneumonia, Sepsis, Dehydration, Brain Stem Infarction

This Pneumonia Metformin side effect was reported by a pharmacist from DE on Nov 21, 2013. A Female , 56 years of age, weighting 231.5 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Metformin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Metabolic Acidosis
  • Pneumonia
  • Sepsis
  • Dehydration
  • Brain Stem Infarction
. Metformin dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Forxiga (10 Mg, 1 In 1 D)
  • Propafenon
The patient was hospitalized.
Metabolic Acidosis, Pneumonia, Sepsis, Brain Stem Infarction

This is a Metformin side effect report of a 56-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from DE, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: type 2 diabetes mellitus, who was treated with Metformin (dosage:NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Forxiga (10 Milligram Daily;)
  • Propafenon (150 Milligram Daily;)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Pneumonia side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Metabolic Acidosis
  • Pneumonia
  • Sepsis
  • Brain Stem Infarction
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 treatment in female patients suffering from type 2 diabetes mellitus, resulting in Pneumonia.
Metabolic Acidosis, Pneumonia, Sepsis, Dehydration, Brain Stem Infarction

A 56-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from DE 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:
  • Metabolic Acidosis
  • Pneumonia
  • Sepsis
  • Dehydration
  • Brain Stem Infarction
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Forxiga
  • Propafenone
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Metformin side effects, such as Pneumonia.
Myocardial Infarction, Pneumonia, Sepsis, Renal Failure

A female patient from SE was prescribed and started Metformin Actavis on Dec 12, 2013. Patient felt the following Metformin side effects: myocardial infarction, pneumonia, sepsis, renal failure Additional patient health information: Female , 79 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Metformin Actavis dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Renal Failure Acute, Pneumonia, Lactic Acidosis

This report suggests a potential Metformin Pneumonia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 87-year-old female patient from PL (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): type 2 diabetes mellitus and used Metformin (dosage: NA) starting NS. Soon after starting Metformin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Pneumonia
  • Lactic Acidosis
Drugs used concurrently:NA. The patient was hospitalized. Although Metformin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Pneumonia, may still occur.
Pneumonia, Lactic Acidosis, Decubitus Ulcer, Anaemia

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Jun 27, 2013 by a Female taking Metformin (dosage: NA) was diagnosed with and. Location: PL , 74 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Metformin side effects: pneumonia, lactic acidosis, decubitus ulcer, anaemia. Additional medications/treatments: The patient was hospitalized.
Pneumonia, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

This Pneumonia problem was reported by a physician from US. A 59-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On NS a consumer started treatment with Metformin (metformin) (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Gabapentin (gabapentin) (2 Dosage Forms Bid.)
  • Atenolol (atenolol)
  • Detrol La
  • Chantix
  • Spiriva
  • Prilosec
  • Lovastatin (lovastatin)
  • Albuterol Sulfate (salbutamol Sulfate)
When commencing Metformin (metformin), the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Pneumonia
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
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 Pneumonia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Hypoxia, Renal Failure, Lactic Acidosis, Pneumonia, Sepsis

This is a Metformin Hcl Tabs side effect report of a 67-year-old patient (weight: NA) from DE. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: type 2 diabetes mellitus and was treated with Metformin Hcl Tabs (dosage: 3000 Mg) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Hypoxia
  • Renal Failure
  • Lactic Acidosis
  • Pneumonia
  • Sepsis
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Metformin Hcl Tabs could cause Pneumonia and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Overdose, Renal Failure Acute, Suicide Attempt, Atrial Fibrillation, Pneumonia, Vomiting, Agitation, Confusional State, Abdominal Pain

This Pneumonia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from GB on Mar 22, 2013. A patient from GB , 70 years of age, was treated with Metformin (metformin). Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Metformin side effects: overdose, renal failure acute, suicide attempt, atrial fibrillation, pneumonia, vomiting, agitation, confusional state, abdominal pain. Metformin (metformin) dosage: NA. The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Metformin (metformin).
Lactic Acidosis, Pneumonia, Dehydration, Hepatic Failure, Blood Creatinine Increased, Glomerular Filtration Rate Decreased

This Pneumonia side effect was reported by a pharmacist from NL. A 88-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: NA. When starting to take Metformin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Lactic Acidosis
  • Pneumonia
  • Dehydration
  • Hepatic Failure
  • Blood Creatinine Increased
  • Glomerular Filtration Rate Decreased
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Metformin.
Lactic Acidosis, Pneumonia, Anaemia, Decubitus Ulcer

This Pneumonia Metformin Hydrochloride side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Jan 28, 2013. A Female , 74 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Metformin Hydrochloride. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Lactic Acidosis
  • Pneumonia
  • Anaemia
  • Decubitus Ulcer
. Metformin Hydrochloride dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Lactic Acidosis, Pneumonia, Renal Failure Acute

This is a Metformin Hydrochloride side effect report of a 87-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Metformin Hydrochloride (dosage:NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Pneumonia side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Lactic Acidosis
  • Pneumonia
  • Renal Failure 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 female patients suffering from NA, resulting in Pneumonia.
Renal Failure Acute, Acute Respiratory Failure, Urinary Tract Infection, Clostridium Difficile Infection, Septic Shock, Nosocomial Infection, Pneumonia, Lactic Acidosis

A 75-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:
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Acute Respiratory Failure
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Clostridium Difficile Infection
  • Septic Shock
  • Nosocomial Infection
  • Pneumonia
  • Lactic Acidosis
. Concurrently used drugs: NA.The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Metformin Hcl side effects, such as Pneumonia.
Intentional Overdose, Lactic Acidosis, Vomiting, Agitation, Confusional State, Abdominal Pain, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Disorder, Pneumonia

A patient from GB was prescribed and started Metformin (metformin) on Dec 20, 2012. After Metformin was administered, patient encountered several Metformin side effects: intentional overdose, lactic acidosis, vomiting, agitation, confusional state, abdominal pain, atrial fibrillation, cardiac disorder, pneumonia Additional patient health information: male , 70 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Metformin (metformin) dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Nosocomial Infection, Pneumonia, Lactic Acidosis, Suicide Attempt, Cardiac Failure, Atrial Fibrillation, Renal Failure Acute, Anuria, Agitation

This report suggests a potential Metformin Hcl Pneumonia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 70-year-old 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:
  • Nosocomial Infection
  • Pneumonia
  • Lactic Acidosis
  • Suicide Attempt
  • Cardiac Failure
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Anuria
  • Agitation
Drugs used concurrently:NA. The patient was hospitalized. Although Metformin Hcl demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Pneumonia, may still occur.
Lactic Acidosis, Renal Failure Acute, Pneumonia, Sepsis

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Sep 30, 2012 by a male taking Metformin (dosage: NA) was diagnosed with and. Location: DE , 84 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Metformin side effects: lactic acidosis, renal failure acute, pneumonia, sepsis. Additional medications/treatments: The patient was hospitalized.
Lactic Acidosis, Renal Failure Acute, Pneumonia, Septic Shock, Haemodialysis

This Pneumonia problem was reported by a physician from DE. A 84-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): type 2 diabetes mellitus.On Aug 03, 2011 a consumer started treatment with Metformin (metformin) (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Metformin (metformin), the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Lactic Acidosis
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Pneumonia
  • Septic Shock
  • Haemodialysis
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 Pneumonia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Lactic Acidosis, Renal Failure Acute, Dyspnoea, Haemodialysis, Pneumonia, Coma

This is a Metformin (metformin) side effect report of a 71-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from DE. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: type 2 diabetes mellitus and was treated with Metformin (metformin) (dosage: NA) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Verapamil (verapamil)
  • Metalcaptase (penicillamine)
  • Nifedipine (nifedipine)
  • Syntestan (cloprednol)
  • Alendronate Sodium (alendronate Sodium)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Lactic Acidosis
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Dyspnoea
  • Haemodialysis
  • Pneumonia
  • Coma
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Metformin (metformin) could cause Pneumonia and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Lactic Acidosis, Renal Failure Acute, Pneumonia, Septic Shock

This Pneumonia side effect was reported by a physician from DK on Oct 01, 2012. A patient from DK , 84 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Metformin Hydrochloride. Patient felt the following Metformin side effects: lactic acidosis, renal failure acute, pneumonia, septic shock. Metformin Hydrochloride dosage: NA. The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Metformin Hydrochloride.
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Metformin Pneumonia Causes and Reviews


Pneumonia is an infection in one or both of the lungs. Many germs, such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi, can cause Pneumonia. You can also get Pneumonia by inhaling a liquid or chemical. People most at risk are older than 65 or younger than 2 years of age, or already have health problems.

Symptoms of Pneumonia vary from mild to severe. See your doctor promptly if you

  • Have a high fever
  • Have shaking chills
  • Have a cough with phlegm that doesn't improve or gets worse
  • Develop shortness of breath with normal daily activities
  • Have chest pain when you breathe or cough
  • Feel suddenly worse after a cold or the flu

Your doctor will use your medical history, a physical exam, and lab tests to diagnose Pneumonia. Treatment depends on what kind you have. If bacteria are the cause, antibiotics should help. If you have viral Pneumonia, your doctor may prescribe an antiviral medicine to treat it.

Preventing Pneumonia is always better than treating it. Vaccines are available to prevent pneumococcal Pneumonia and the flu. Other preventive measures include washing your hands frequently and not smoking.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


Metformin Pneumonia 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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