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Glucoformin Side Effects

Common Glucoformin Side Effects


The most commonly reported Glucoformin side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Dysstasia (2)
Tongue Paralysis (2)
Ischaemia (2)
Blood Pressure Increased (1)
Wound (1)
Fall (1)
Pneumonia (1)
Prostate Cancer (1)
Limb Injury (1)
Heart Valve Replacement (1)


If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Side effects reports are analyzed to discover potential health product safety signals. Some important reactions may take an extremely long time to develop or occur infrequently. Continued monitoring of adverse reactions is thus essential to maintain a comprehensive safety and effectiveness profile of health products.

Glucoformin Side Effects Reported to FDA

The following Glucoformin reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Glucoformin on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.
Blood Pressure Increased, Fall, Limb Injury
This is a report of a 71-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from BRAZIL, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: diabetes mellitus, who was treated with Glucoformin (dosage: NA, start time: Jan 01, 2012), combined with:
  • Crestor
  • Diondel
  • Propafenone Hcl
  • Crestor
  • Atacand Hct (16/12.5 Mg Daily)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s). The consumer presented with:
  • Blood Pressure Increased
  • Fall
  • Limb Injury
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Glucoformin treatment in female patients, resulting in blood pressure increased side effect.

Pneumonia
This report suggests a potential Glucoformin Pneumonia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A female patient (weight: NA) from BRAZIL was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: diabetes mellitus,chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,hypertension and used Glucoformin (dosage: 1 Df After Lunch) starting NS. Soon after starting Glucoformin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Pneumonia
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Formoterol Fumarate (1 Capsule Of Each Treatment Twice Daily, Inhalation)
  • Monocordil (1 Df, Bid)
The patient was hospitalized. Although Glucoformin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as pneumonia, may still occur.

Prostate Cancer, Wound
This Prostate Cancer, Wound problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from BRAZIL. A 60-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: diabetes mellitus,psoriatic arthropathy. On Jan 02, 2010 this consumer started treatment with Glucoformin /00082702/ (dosage: 500 Mg, 3x/day). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Etanercept (50 Mg, Qwk)
When commencing Glucoformin /00082702/, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects:
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Wound
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as prostate cancer, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Heart Valve Replacement
This is a report of a male patient (weight: NA) from BRAZIL. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: blood disorder and was treated with Glucoformin (dosage: 850 Mg, 2/d) starting Jan 01, 2005. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Omeprazole (20 Mg, Each Morning)
  • Lipitor (40 Mg, Daily (1/d))
  • Enalapril Maleate (Unk, 2/d)
  • Natrilix /00340101/ (1.5 Mg, Each Morning)
  • Humulin N
  • Humalog
  • Aspirin (100 Mg, 2/d)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following side effects:
  • Heart Valve Replacement
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Glucoformin treatment could cause the above reactions, including heart valve replacement, and some male subjects may be more susceptible.


Dysstasia, Ischaemia, Tongue Paralysis
A 79-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from with the following symptoms/conditions: diabetes mellitus started Glucoformin treatment (dosage: 1 Df, Q12h) on May 24, 2004. Soon after starting Glucoformin treatment, the subject experienced various side effects, including:
  • Dysstasia
  • Ischaemia
  • Tongue Paralysis
Concurrently used drugs:
  • Daonil (1 Df, Q12h)
  • Puran T4 (1 Df, Qd)
  • Combiron B 12 (1 Df, Qd)
  • Foraseq (1 Df, Q12h)
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some female patients could be more vulnerable to Glucoformin.

Dysstasia, Ischaemia, Tongue Paralysis
A 79-year-old female patient from (weight: NA) experienced symptoms, such as: diabetes mellitus and was treated with Glucoformin(dosage: 1 Df, Q12h). The treatment was initiated on May 24, 2004. After that a consumer reported the following side effect(s):
  • Dysstasia
  • Ischaemia
  • Tongue Paralysis
Concurrently used drugs, which potentially could have contributed to side effect(s) or affected Glucoformin efficacy:
  • Daonil (1 Df, Q12h)
  • Puran T4 (1 Df, Qd)
  • Combiron B 12 (1 Df, Qd)
  • Foraseq (1 Df, Q12h)




Top 10 Glucoformin Side Effects for Women

Women Side EffectsReports
Dysstasia 2
Ischaemia 2
Tongue Paralysis 2
Blood Pressure Increased 1
Fall 1
Limb Injury 1
Pneumonia 1

Top 10 Glucoformin Side Effects for Men

Men Side EffectsReports
Heart Valve Replacement 1
Prostate Cancer 1
Wound 1

Keep Track of Side Effects

Note Your Observations

It is really important to keep of your symptoms, right from the time you start a new medicine. You can do it any way you prefer: in a notebook, in a computer file or using our online tool. You should also note down any other medicines you are taking at the same time, because there could be an interaction between these medicines.

Why Your Notes are Important

Your notes could be helpful in several ways:

  • You can use them to remind you of details that may alert your health care professional(s) to a problem
  • You will have a record to refer to in the future, in case you are ever prescribed the same medicine again

  • Log Form

    You can use the following log form to write down important information, like the date and time you experienced a side effect and your symptoms, how strong the symptoms were, and any other medicines you were using.

    Medicine Name and Dosage:
    Side Effects Scale Date & Time Other Medicine(s) or Treatment(s)
    Scale: 1 = very mild to 10 = very bad

    You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


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