Glucophage Side Effects
Some Glucophage side effects occurred in 1 to 5 percent of people taking the drug. Because these side effects are so uncommon, it is difficult to tell whether they are caused by the medication or something else.
Some of these possible side effects include but are not limited to:
- Taste changes
- Abnormal stools
- Muscle pain
- Lightheadedness or dizziness
- Difficulty breathing
- Nail problems
- Increased sweating
- Flu-like symptoms, such as fever, muscle pain, chills, and weakness
- Flushing (a reddening of the skin, especially in the face)
- Feelings of a forcefully or rapidly beating heart (heart palpitations).
You can read about specific side effects seen with Glucophage in the following eMedTV articles:
- Metformin and Erectile Dysfunction
- Metformin and Hair Loss
- Metformin and TSH Levels
- Glucophage and Weight Loss
- Metformin and Contrast Medium.
You may experience some or none of the side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have side effects from a medicine that you have never tried. Therefore, be sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking Glucophage. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you develop something that "just does not seem right." While it may not be a Glucophage side effect, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.