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Metformine Side Effects

Common Metformine Side Effects

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

Lactic Acidosis (8)
Renal Failure (5)
Renal Failure Acute (4)
Overdose (3)
Nausea (3)
Malaise (3)
Conjunctival Haemorrhage (2)
Hypoglycaemia (2)
Completed Suicide (2)
Gout (2)
Jaundice (2)
Ecchymosis (2)
Diarrhoea (2)
Tachycardia Paroxysmal (2)
Skin Reaction (2)
Petechiae (2)
Suicide Attempt (2)
Toxicity To Various Agents (2)
Vomiting (2)
Metabolic Acidosis (2)

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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.

Metformine Side Effects Reported to FDA

The following Metformine 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 Metformine 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.
Lactic Acidosis, Renal Failure
on Mar 05, 2014 Male from NL , 78 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Metformine Tablet 850mg. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Metformine side effects: lactic acidosis, renal failure. Metformine Tablet 850mg dosage: Extra Info: Has Recently Been Increased From 2 Times Daily 1000 Mg To 3 Times Daily 850 Mg...
Associated medications used:
  • 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;)
Patient was hospitalized.

Incorrect Dose Administered, Hypoglycaemic Coma, Pyrexia
Patient was taking Metformine. Patient felt the following Metformine side effects: incorrect dose administered, hypoglycaemic coma, pyrexia on Mar 03, 2014 from FR Additional patient health information: Male , 63 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Metformine dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Amarel
  • Onglyza
Patient was hospitalized.

Toxicity To Various Agents
Adverse event was reported on Feb 03, 2014 by a Female taking Metformine (metformin) (Dosage: N/A) . Location: US , 53 years of age, After Metformine was administered, patient encountered several Metformine side effects: toxicity to various agents.

Metabolic Acidosis, Renal Failure, Body Temperature Increased, Heart Rate Increased, Haemodialysis, Biopsy Kidney Abnormal, Renal Tubular Disorder, Nephritis
on Feb 03, 2014 Female from FR , 54 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Metformine (metformin). Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Metformine side effects: metabolic acidosis, renal failure, body temperature increased, heart rate increased, haemodialysis, biopsy kidney abnormal, renal tubular disorder, nephritis. Metformine (metformin) dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Fenofibrate
  • Flunarizine
  • Pantoprazole
  • Hydrocortisone
  • Alendronic Acid
  • Methotrexate
  • Paroxetine
  • Clorazepate
Patient was hospitalized.


Alopecia
on Dec 06, 2013 Male from FR , 52 years of age, was treated with Metformine Teva. Patient felt the following Metformine side effects: alopecia. Metformine Teva dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Pravadual (1 Dosage Forms Daily;)
  • Pravadual
  • Ramipril Biogaran 10mg (1 Dosage Forms Daily;)
  • Procoralan (1 Dosage Forms Daily;)
  • Ezetrol 10mg (1 Dosage Forms Daily;)
  • Verapamil Biogaran L.p 240mg (1 Dosage Forms Daily;)
  • Novonorm (1 Dosage Forms Daily;)
  • Novorapid


Completed Suicide, Overdose
Patient was taking Metformine (metformin). After Metformine was administered, patient encountered several Metformine side effects: completed suicide, overdose on Dec 03, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 48 years of age, . Metformine (metformin) dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Amlodipine W/valsartan
  • Metoprolol (metoprolol)


Bladder Neoplasm, Renal Failure Acute, Sepsis, Lactic Acidosis
Adverse event was reported on Oct 16, 2013 by a Male taking Metformine Tablet 500mg (Dosage: 1500 Milligram Daily; 3 Times A Day 1 Piece) was diagnosed with and. Location: NL , 76 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Metformine side effects: bladder neoplasm, renal failure acute, sepsis, lactic acidosis.
Associated medications used:
  • Pravastatine Tablet 40mg (40 Milligram Daily; 1 Time A Day 1 Piece)
Patient was hospitalized.

Lactic Acidosis, Renal Failure, Hepatic Failure, Vomiting
on Oct 15, 2013 Female from NL , 66 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Metformine Tablet 1000mg. Patient felt the following Metformine side effects: lactic acidosis, renal failure, hepatic failure, vomiting. Metformine Tablet 1000mg dosage: 3000 Milligram Daily;.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Glimepiride Tablet 1mg (2 Milligram Daily;)
  • Enalapril Tablet 20mg (40 Milligram Daily;)
Patient was hospitalized.

Premature Rupture Of Membranes, Abortion Spontaneous, Exposure During Pregnancy, Myalgia, Gestational Diabetes, Shortened Cervix, Amniotic Cavity Infection, Radiculitis
on Aug 05, 2013 Female from FR , 32 years of age, weighting 132.3 lb, was treated with Metformine. After Metformine was administered, patient encountered several Metformine side effects: premature rupture of membranes, abortion spontaneous, exposure during pregnancy, myalgia, gestational diabetes, shortened cervix, amniotic cavity infection, radiculitis. Metformine dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Insulin


Suicide Attempt, Overdose, Toxicity To Various Agents, Lactic Acidosis, Shock
Patient was taking Metformine. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Metformine side effects: suicide attempt, overdose, toxicity to various agents, lactic acidosis, shock on Jul 19, 2013 from FR Additional patient health information: Male , 42 years of age, . Metformine dosage: Unk.
Associated medications used:
  • Insulin (Unk)
  • Clarithromycin (Unk)
  • Domperidone (Unk)
  • Ibuprofen (Unk)
  • Buflomedil (Unk)
  • Tiaprofenic Acid (Unk)
Patient was hospitalized.

Lactic Acidosis, Ventricular Tachycardia, Intentional Overdose, Suicide Attempt
Adverse event was reported on Aug 01, 2013 by a Female taking Metformine (Dosage: 75 Pills Of 1000mg) . Location: TR , 17 years of age, Patient felt the following Metformine side effects: lactic acidosis, ventricular tachycardia, intentional overdose, suicide attempt.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Rupatadine (20 Pills Of 10mg)
  • Amitriptyline (10 Mg/day)


Lactic Acidosis, Renal Failure, Multi-organ Failure
on May 30, 2013 Male from NL , 68 years of age, weighting 242.5 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Metformine Tablet 1000mg. After Metformine was administered, patient encountered several Metformine side effects: lactic acidosis, renal failure, multi-organ failure. Metformine Tablet 1000mg dosage: 3 Times A Day One Piece.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Acenocoumarol Tablet 1mg (Va)
  • Slow K Tablet Mga 600mg (1dd1)
  • Lanoxin Tablet 0,25mg (1dd1)
  • Furosemide Tablet 40mg (2dd1)
  • Losartan Tablet Fo 100mg (1dd1)
  • Colchicine Tablet 0,5mg (3dd1)
  • Simvastatine Tablet 40mg (1dd1)
  • Spironolacton Tablet 25mg (1dd1)
Patient was hospitalized.

Lactic Acidosis, Renal Failure Acute, Respiratory Distress, Hypoglycaemia, Oliguria, Hypothermia, Vomiting, Tachycardia
on Jun 12, 2013 Female from FR , 70 years of age, weighting 143.3 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Metformine. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Metformine side effects: lactic acidosis, renal failure acute, respiratory distress, hypoglycaemia, oliguria, hypothermia, vomiting, tachycardia. Metformine dosage: 3000 Mg/day.
Associated medications used:
  • Indapamide
  • Ketoprofen
  • Metformin (metformin)
  • Acetaminophen (acetaminophen)
  • Morphine
Patient was hospitalized.

Angioedema
Patient was taking Metformine Tablet 500mg. Patient felt the following Metformine side effects: angioedema on Apr 23, 2013 from NL Additional patient health information: Female , 61 years of age, weighting 149.9 lb, was diagnosed with and. Metformine Tablet 500mg dosage: 1000 Milligram Daily; Twice Daily One Piece, Extra Info: 2x 500 Mg.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Hydrochloorthiazide Tablet 12,5mg (12.5 Milligram Daily; Once Daily One Piece, Extra Info: 12.5 Mg)
  • Metoprolol Tablet 50mg (50 Milligram Daily; Once Daily One Piece)
  • Symbicort Turbuhaler Inhalpdr 100/6mcg/do 120do (2 Dosage Forms Daily; 2 Times A Day 1 Piece (s))


Metabolic Acidosis, Malaise, Fall, Dehydration
Adverse event was reported on Mar 17, 2013 by a Female taking Metformine (Dosage: 850 Milligram Daily;) . Location: FR , 80 years of age, After Metformine was administered, patient encountered several Metformine side effects: metabolic acidosis, malaise, fall, dehydration.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Ramipril (5 Milligram Daily;)
  • Bisoprolol (10 Milligram Daily;)
  • Depamide 300 Mg (900 Milligram Daily;)
Patient was hospitalized.

Oedema
on Mar 15, 2013 Female from FR , weighting 288.8 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Metformine. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Metformine side effects: oedema. Metformine dosage: 2 Dosage Forms Daily;.
Associated medications used:
  • Roactemra
  • Victoza (1.2 Milligram Daily;)
  • Farlutal
  • Furosemide (20 Milligram Daily;)
  • Gliclazide (60 Milligram Daily;)
  • Kerlone (20 Milligram Daily;)
  • Amlodipine (10 Milligram Daily;)
  • Allopurinol (100 Milligram Daily;)


Hepatitis, Jaundice, Hepatic Necrosis, Hepatitis E, Hepatic Fibrosis, Hepatic Steatosis
on Mar 15, 2013 Male from FR , 59 years of age, weighting 308.6 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Metformine. Patient felt the following Metformine side effects: hepatitis, jaundice, hepatic necrosis, hepatitis e, hepatic fibrosis, hepatic steatosis. Metformine dosage: 1.5 Gram Daily; Taken For 4 Years.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Piascledine (300 Milligram Daily; 1 Df=300 Mg)
  • Crestor (5 Milligram Daily; Taken For 4 Years At Least)
  • Previscan (25 Milligram Daily; Taken For At Least 4 Years)
  • Fucidine
  • Zofenopril (30 Milligram Daily; Taken For More Than 1 Year)
  • Moclamine (450 Milligram Daily;)
  • Dafalgan (4 Gram Daily; Taken For More Than 1 Year)
  • Zanidip (10 Milligram Daily; Taken For At Least 4 Years)
Patient was hospitalized.

Poisoning, Completed Suicide
Patient was taking Metformine. After Metformine was administered, patient encountered several Metformine side effects: poisoning, completed suicide on Feb 27, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 53 years of age, . Metformine dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Verapamil


Fatigue, Diarrhoea
Adverse event was reported on Jan 15, 2013 by a Male taking Metformine (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: NL , 46 years of age, weighting 207.2 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Metformine side effects: fatigue, diarrhoea.
Associated medications used:
  • Ezetrol Tablet 10mg
Patient was hospitalized.

Gout
on Apr 08, 2013 Male from NL , 85 years of age, weighting 220.5 lb, was treated with Metformine. Patient felt the following Metformine side effects: gout. Metformine dosage: 500 Mg, Bid.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Hydrochloorthiazide (25 Mg, Qod)
  • Ofloxacin (200 Mg, Qd)
  • Carbasalate Calcium (100 Mg, Qd)
  • Enalapril (10 Mg, Bid)
  • Omeprazol (20 Mg, Qd)
  • Isosorbide Mononitrate (30 Mg, Qd)


Lactic Acidosis, Renal Failure, Gastroenteritis, Dialysis
on Nov 26, 2012 Female from NL , 53 years of age, weighting 141.1 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Metformine Tablet 1000mg. After Metformine was administered, patient encountered several Metformine side effects: lactic acidosis, renal failure, gastroenteritis, dialysis. Metformine Tablet 1000mg dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Domperidon Zetpil 60mg
  • Gliclazide Tablet Mga 80mg
  • Hydrochloorthiazide Tablet 12,5mg
  • Irbesartan Tablet 150mg
  • Simvastatine Tablet 40mg
  • Lansoprazol Capsule Mga 30mg
  • Paracetamol Tablet 500mg


Gout
Patient was taking Metformine. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Metformine side effects: gout on Nov 19, 2012 from NL Additional patient health information: Male , weighting 220.5 lb, . Metformine dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Ofloxacine
  • Carbasalate Calcium
  • Enalapril
  • Omeprazol
  • Isosorbide Mononitrate


Renal Failure Acute, Overdose, Blood Pressure Decreased, Renal Tubular Necrosis
Adverse event was reported on Nov 30, 2012 by a Male taking Metformine (Dosage: 20 Dosage Forms Daily; 20tabletsx500mg) was diagnosed with and. Location: NL , weighting 253.5 lb, Patient felt the following Metformine side effects: renal failure acute, overdose, blood pressure decreased, renal tubular necrosis.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Olmetec (olmesartan Medoxomil) (14 Dosage Forms Daily; 14 Tab. X10mg)
  • Simvastatine Tablet 10mg (10 Mg)
Patient was hospitalized.

Petechiae, Ecchymosis, Skin Reaction, Conjunctival Haemorrhage
on May 28, 2012 Female from PORTUGAL , weighting 176.4 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Metformine Hydrochlorde. After Metformine was administered, patient encountered several Metformine side effects: petechiae, ecchymosis, skin reaction, conjunctival haemorrhage. Metformine Hydrochlorde dosage: 1 Anz.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Rosuvastatin (5 Mg)
  • Sertraline Hydrochloride (100 Mg)
  • Pyridostigmine Bromide (240 Mg)
  • Prednisolone (30 Mg)
  • Pradaxa (220 Mg)
  • Pantoprazole Sodium Sesquihydrate (40 Mg)
  • Glyburide (1 Anz)
  • Indapamide (1.5 Mg)


Petechiae, Conjunctival Haemorrhage, Skin Reaction, Ecchymosis
on Apr 09, 2012 Female from PORTUGAL , weighting 176.4 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Metformine Hydrochlorde. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Metformine side effects: petechiae, conjunctival haemorrhage, skin reaction, ecchymosis. Metformine Hydrochlorde dosage: 1 Anz.
Associated medications used:
  • Diltiazem Hydrochloride (60 Mg)
  • Pradaxa (220 Mg)
  • Pyridostigmine Bromide (240 Mg)
  • Lisinopril (20 Mg)
  • Sertraline Hydrochloride (100 Mg)
  • Glyburide (1 Anz)
  • Pantoprazole Sodium Sesquihydrate (40 Mg)
  • Rosuvastatin Calcium (5 Mg)


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