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Can metformin cause headaches?

Can metformin cause headaches?

Yes: Metformin can cause headaches but it is not a very common symptom. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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In addition to stomach issues does metformin cause headaches or dizziness? Bad headaches after each 500 mg dose

In addition to stomach issues does metformin cause headaches or dizziness?  Bad headaches after each 500 mg dose

It can: it isnt as common as the gastrointestinal effects which occur in up to 1 in 3 people on metformin. But the association each time with taking it seems pretty convincing! might want to check sugar during start of headache since changes in sugar also cause headaches. ...Read more

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Is ice pick headache normal when you're on glucophage (metformin)?

Is ice pick headache normal when you're on glucophage (metformin)?

No - it is not norml: It is not normal to have this type of headache while taking glucophage (metformin), (metformin) and it may not be a side effect of glucophage (metformin). Some of the treatments for ice pick headaches affect kidney function, it will be good to know where this is before treating them. ...Read more

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I just switched from metformin to onglyza (saxagliptin) and now have persistent headaches. Is this a common side effect? If and when will it subside?

Not common, but: Can happen. No way to tell if it's due to the Onglyza (saxagliptin) (which would be very uncommon) except to stop it and see what happens. Onglyza (saxagliptin) is usually added to metformin, not substituted for it, in fact, there is a combination pill with both drugs in it. ...Read more

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I have pcos and i take metformin tab 800mg daily. I complain of headache due to lowering my blood suger. Is metformin bad? And i want to lose weight.

I have pcos and i take metformin tab 800mg daily. I complain of headache due to lowering my blood suger. Is metformin bad?  And i want to lose weight.

Metformin good: Coupled with a low glycemic index diet, metformin will never lower blood glucose. You need to increase the metformin dose up to 2.5 g per day. The low blood sugar is being caused by hyperinsulinemia overshoot, and you need more metformin, not less. ...Read more

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What are the signs of stomach related headache..i have headache on top part or head with nausea..also Taking Janumet (sitagliptin and metformin) for two weeks now?

What are the signs of stomach related headache..i have headache on top part or head with nausea..also Taking Janumet (sitagliptin and metformin) for two weeks now?

Janumet (sitagliptin and metformin) side effect?: Without more history it's uncertain if you headache and nausea are related. You may be having an adverse effect of Janumet (sitagliptin and metformin) which can cause both symptoms. See your Dr ...Read more

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I'm 38 year old female. High bmi. I have severe breast pain mid cycle. Lower back pain, headaches. Meds. Glucophage (metformin).

Hormonal : With the limited information you provided it sounds like you have premenstrual syndrome. Certain foods and lifestyle can make the symptoms worse but there are things that might help. Avoid caffeine and chocolate to help breast pain. Low carb diet and eating small, frequent meals with adequate protein and fat to control blood sugar will help headaches. Weight loss is important. ...Read more

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I've had a sever headache over a week ibuprofen/aleve are not helping. I take invega latuda lamitical viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) atenolol metformin could b interaction?

I've had a sever headache over a week ibuprofen/aleve are not helping.  I take invega  latuda lamitical viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) atenolol metformin could b interaction?

Maybe: Depending on whether there has been a recent change in medications, many of the ones you are on can cause headaches, although some, like Lamotrigine and atenolol, can also stop headaches. ...Read more

Dr. David Sneid
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Metformin (Definition)

That reduces liver production of glucose- other benefits: can't cause low blood sugar when used alone, likely cariovascular benefit, may reduce complications of diabetes, may reduce cancer risk ...Read more


Dr. Walter Futterweit
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Glucophage (Definition)

Glucophage is a diabetes-related agent which is a kind of ...Read more