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Metformin Renal Failure Side Effects

Metformin Renal Failure Side Effect Reports


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

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

This Renal Failure side effect was reported by a physician from NL. A 78-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: diabetes mellitus. The patient was prescribed Metformine Tablet 850mg (dosage: Extra Info: Has Recently Been Increased From 2 Times Daily 1000 Mg To 3 Times Daily 850 Mg..), which was started on Feb 10, 2014. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Lisinopril Tablet 10mg (10 Milligram Daily;)
  • Spironolacton Tablet 25mg (25 Milligram Daily;)
  • Furabid Capsule Mga 100mg (200 Milligram Daily; Prolonged-release Capsule)
  • Glimepiride Tablet 2mg (2 Milligram Daily;)
  • Xatral Xr Tablet Mva 10mg (10 Milligram Daily;)
  • Escitalopram Tablet 10mg (10 Milligram Daily;)
When starting to take Metformine Tablet 850mg the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Lactic Acidosis
  • Renal Failure
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Metformine Tablet 850mg.
Lactic Acidosis, Cardiac Arrest, Renal Failure, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Intentional Overdose, Transaminases Increased

This Renal Failure Metformin Hydrochloride Extended Release (watson Laboratories) side effect was reported by a health professional from US on Mar 03, 2014. A male , 39 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Metformin Hydrochloride Extended Release (watson Laboratories). The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Lactic Acidosis
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Renal Failure
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Intentional Overdose
  • Transaminases Increased
. Metformin Hydrochloride Extended Release (watson Laboratories) dosage: 50000 Mg, Single( 50 Tablets Of 1000 Mg Each). Additional drugs used at the same time: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Lactic Acidosis, Renal Failure

This is a Metformin side effect report of a 91-year-old patient (weight:NA) from NO, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Metformin (dosage:NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Renal Failure side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Lactic Acidosis
  • Renal Failure
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Metformin treatment in patients suffering from NA, resulting in Renal Failure.

Alcoholism, Sepsis, Renal Failure, Lactic Acidosis, Haemodialysis

A 78-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: diabetes mellitus started Metformin treatment (dosage: NA) on Jul 17, 2003. Soon after starting Metformin treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Alcoholism
  • Sepsis
  • Renal Failure
  • Lactic Acidosis
  • Haemodialysis
. 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 Renal Failure.
Bradyphrenia, Metabolic Acidosis, Renal Failure, Gait Disturbance, Dyspnoea, Confusional State, Renal Tubular Disorder

A female patient from US was prescribed and started Metformin Hydrochloride (metformin Hydrochloride) on Feb 07, 2014. Patient felt the following Metformin side effects: bradyphrenia, metabolic acidosis, renal failure, gait disturbance, dyspnoea, confusional state, renal tubular disorder Additional patient health information: Female , 54 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Metformin Hydrochloride (metformin Hydrochloride) dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Renal Failure, Metabolic Acidosis

This report suggests a potential Metformin Hydrochloride Renal Failure side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 54-year-old female patient from FR (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): type 2 diabetes mellitus and used Metformin Hydrochloride (dosage: NA) starting NS. Soon after starting Metformin Hydrochloride the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Renal Failure
  • Metabolic Acidosis
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Alendronic Acid
  • Clorazepate Dipotassium
  • Flunarizine
  • Hydrocortisone
  • Fenofibrate
  • Methotrexate
  • Pantoprazole
  • Paroxetine
The patient was hospitalized. Although Metformin Hydrochloride demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Renal Failure, may still occur.
Metabolic Acidosis, Renal Failure, Body Temperature Increased, Heart Rate Increased, Haemodialysis, Biopsy Kidney Abnormal, Renal Tubular Disorder, Nephritis

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Feb 03, 2014 by a Female taking Metformine (metformin) (dosage: NA) was diagnosed with and. Location: FR , 54 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Metformin side effects: metabolic acidosis, renal failure, body temperature increased, heart rate increased, haemodialysis, biopsy kidney abnormal, renal tubular disorder, nephritis. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Fenofibrate
  • Flunarizine
  • Pantoprazole
  • Hydrocortisone
  • Alendronic Acid
  • Methotrexate
  • Paroxetine
  • Clorazepate
The patient was hospitalized.
Renal Failure, Acidosis, Blood Pressure Diastolic Decreased, Body Temperature Decreased, Confusional State, Heart Rate Increased, Haemodialysis, Renal Tubular Disorder

This Renal Failure problem was reported by a health professional from FR. A 54-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:
  • Alendronic Acid (alendronic Acid)
  • Clorazepate Dipotassium (clorazepate Dipotassium)
  • Flunarizine (flunarizine)
  • Hydrocortisone (hydrocortisone)
  • Fenofibrate (fenofibrate) (fenofibrate)
  • Methotrexate (methotrexate)
  • Pantoprazole (pantoprazole)
  • Paroxetine (paroxetine)
When commencing Metformin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Renal Failure
  • Acidosis
  • Blood Pressure Diastolic Decreased
  • Body Temperature Decreased
  • Confusional State
  • Heart Rate Increased
  • Haemodialysis
  • Renal Tubular Disorder
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 Renal Failure, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Nausea, Diarrhoea, Abdominal Pain, Renal Failure, Blood Glucose Increased, Glomerular Filtration Rate Decreased, Haemoglobin Decreased

This is a Metformin (metformin) side effect report of a 82-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from NO. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: diabetes mellitus and was treated with Metformin (metformin) (dosage: NA) starting 2006. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Renal Failure
  • Blood Glucose Increased
  • Glomerular Filtration Rate Decreased
  • Haemoglobin Decreased
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Metformin (metformin) could cause Renal Failure and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Renal Failure

This Renal Failure side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from GB on Dec 20, 2013. A female patient from GB , 73 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Metformin Hcl. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Metformin side effects: renal failure. Metformin Hcl dosage: Long Term, Unsure How Long It Has Been Prescribed.
Associated medications used:
  • Irbesartan (150mg Once Daily, Been On Long Term, Unsure How Long Exactly)
  • Ciclosporin (50mg Bid For 9 Days, Then 25mg Bid For 1 Day Then Stopped?16nov-25nov: 50mg?26nov-27nov: 25mg)
  • Isosorbide Mononitrate
  • Carbocisteine
  • Efudex
  • Bisoprolol
  • Mabthera
  • Folic Acid
These side effects may potentially be related to Metformin Hcl.
Renal Failure

This Renal Failure side effect was reported by a pharmacist from GB. A 73-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: diabetes mellitus,autoimmune haemolytic anaemia. The patient was prescribed Metformin (dosage: 1500 Milligram Daily; Long Term, Unsure How Long It Has Been Prescribed), which was started on Nov 26, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Ciclosporin (100 Milligram Daily; 50mg Twice Daily For 9 Days, Then 25mg Twice Daily For 1 Day Then Stopped)
  • Ciclosporin (50 Milligram Daily; 50mg Twice Daily For 9 Days, Then 25mg Twice Daily For 1 Day Then Stopped)
  • Irbesartan (150 Milligram Daily; 150mg Once Daily, Been On Long Term, Unsure How Long Exactly)
  • Isosorbide Mononitrate
  • Carbocisteine
  • Folic Acid
  • Efudix
  • Bisoprolol
When starting to take Metformin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Renal Failure
These side effects may potentially be related to Metformin.
Lactic Acidosis, Renal Failure, Acute Myocardial Infarction

This Renal Failure Metformin side effect was reported by a health professional from NO on Dec 20, 2013. A Female , 82 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Metformin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Lactic Acidosis
  • Renal Failure
  • Acute Myocardial Infarction
. Metformin dosage: Uncertain. 500 Mg X 3?. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Renal Failure

This is a Metformin Hcl side effect report of a 73-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from DE, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: diabetes mellitus,hypertension, who was treated with Metformin Hcl (dosage:NA, start time: Nov 16, 2013), combined with:
  • Irbesartan
  • Cyclosporin (Dose Reduced To 25mg 2/day From From 26nov13?16nov13-25nov13?26nov13-27nov13)
  • Bisoprolol
  • Carbocisteine
  • Efudex
  • Folic Acid
  • Isosorbide
  • Mabthera
, and developed a serious reaction and a Renal Failure side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Renal Failure
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Metformin Hcl treatment in female patients suffering from diabetes mellitus,hypertension, resulting in Renal Failure.
Metabolic Acidosis, Renal Failure, Haemodynamic Instability

A 75-year-old patient (weight: NA) from DE with the following symptoms: type 2 diabetes mellitus started Metformin Hcl treatment (dosage: NA) on NS. Soon after starting Metformin Hcl treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Metabolic Acidosis
  • Renal Failure
  • Haemodynamic Instability
. 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 Renal Failure.
Blood Bicarbonate Decreased, Blood Ph Decreased, Abdominal Pain, Vomiting, Discomfort, Renal Failure, Blood Creatinine Increased, Blood Urea Increased, Anuria

A patient from ES was prescribed and started Metformin on Dec 06, 2013. After Metformin was administered, patient encountered several Metformin side effects: blood bicarbonate decreased, blood ph decreased, abdominal pain, vomiting, discomfort, renal failure, blood creatinine increased, blood urea increased, anuria Additional patient health information: male , 75 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Metformin dosage: 850 Mg, Per Day. Concurrently used drugs: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Hypotension, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Hepatic Failure, Renal Failure, Completed Suicide, Haemodialysis, Pneumonia

This report suggests a potential Metformin (metformin) Renal Failure side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 39-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:
  • Hypotension
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Hepatic Failure
  • Renal Failure
  • Completed Suicide
  • Haemodialysis
  • Pneumonia
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Metformin (metformin) demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Renal Failure, may still occur.
Pancreatitis, Lactic Acidosis, Toxicity To Various Agents, Renal Failure, Suicide Attempt, Intentional Overdose, Hyperglycaemia, Haematemesis, Haematochezia

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Dec 03, 2013 by a Female taking Metformin Hydrochloride (dosage: NA) . Location: US , 50 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Metformin side effects: pancreatitis, lactic acidosis, toxicity to various agents, renal failure, suicide attempt, intentional overdose, hyperglycaemia, haematemesis, haematochezia. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Hydrochlorothiazide (hydrochlorothiazide) (hydrochlorothiazide)
  • Celecoxib
  • Candesartan
  • L-thyroxine
  • Acetaminophen/codeine
  • Aspirin
  • Simvastatin (simvastatin) (simvastatin)
  • Omeprazole (omeprazole) (omeprazole)
The patient was hospitalized.
Abdominal Pain, Vomiting, Confusional State, Lactic Acidosis, Pancreatitis Acute, Renal Failure, Toxicity To Various Agents

This Renal Failure problem was reported by a physician from US. A 54-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On NS a consumer started treatment with Metformin (dosage: Df). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Metformin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Vomiting
  • Confusional State
  • Lactic Acidosis
  • Pancreatitis Acute
  • Renal Failure
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
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 Renal Failure, 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 Renal Failure and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Mental Status Changes, Renal Failure, Blood Pressure Increased, Hyperreflexia, Clonus, Tremor, Dry Skin, Mucosal Dryness, Diet Refusal

This Renal Failure side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from DE on Nov 05, 2013. A female patient from DE , 54 years of age, was treated with Metformin Hcl. Patient felt the following Metformin side effects: mental status changes, renal failure, blood pressure increased, hyperreflexia, clonus, tremor, dry skin, mucosal dryness, diet refusal. Metformin Hcl dosage: NA.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Lisinopril
  • Lithium
  • Simvastatin
  • Aspirin
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Metformin Hcl.
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Metformin Renal Failure Causes and Reviews


Healthy kidneys clean your blood by removing excess fluid, minerals, and wastes. They also make hormones that keep your bones strong and your blood healthy. But if the kidneys are damaged, they don't work properly. Harmful wastes can build up in your body. Your blood pressure may rise. Your body may retain excess fluid and not make enough red blood cells. This is called kidney failure.

If your kidneys fail, you need treatment to replace the work they normally do. The treatment options are dialysis or a kidney transplant. Each treatment has benefits and drawbacks. No matter which treatment you choose, you'll need to make some changes in your life, including how you eat and plan your activities. But with the help of health care providers, family, and friends, most people with kidney failure can lead full and active lives.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


Metformin Renal Failure 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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