Metformin Side Effects Cause Drop in Type 2 Diabetes

Side Effects Blamed for Fall-Off of Metformin Use by Type 2 Diabetics
Side Effects Blamed for Fall-Off of Metformin Use by Type 2 Diabetics

Diabetic Patients Don’t Take Metformin Because of its Side Effects

An article in the journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism reports that 30% of diabetic patients who are prescribed metformin do not take the medication because of its side effects.

Researchers from the University of Surrey set out to see how likely patients were to take their medication by analyzing database information about 1.6 million people with type 2 diabetes. Data was collected from clinical trials and observational studies that looked at adherence rates for both tablet and injectable medications.

The study indicated that 30% of diabetic patients were not taking their prescribed this drug, while 23% weren’t taking sulfonylureas.

The research team attributed the falloff in compliance to the adverse effects that are associated with metformin, the most commonly prescribed drug for type 2 diabetes. Metformin commonly causes gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea and flatulence.

DISCLAIMER: MedShadow provides information and resources related to medications, their effects, and potential side effects. However, it is important to note that we are not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The content on our site is intended for educational and informational purposes only. Individuals dealing with medical conditions or symptoms should seek guidance from a licensed healthcare professional, such as a physician or pharmacist, who can provide personalized medical advice tailored to their specific circumstances.

While we strive to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information presented on MedShadow, we cannot guarantee its completeness or suitability for any particular individual's medical needs. Therefore, we strongly encourage users to consult with qualified healthcare professionals regarding any health-related concerns or decisions. By accessing and using MedShadow, you acknowledge and agree that the information provided on the site is not a substitute for professional medical advice and that you should always consult with a qualified healthcare provider for any medical concerns.

Was This Article Helpful?

Show Comments (0)
0 0 votes
Article Rating
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x