I have been taking Metformin for many years. However I have noticed the pharmacy changed to a different "manufacturer" and the pill is different. Has anyone ever experienced bladder issues (pain, incontinence, etc.) as a side-effect of Metformin? I have searched and have not really come up with anything. I am baffled.
gakgirl, the problem u are facing is probably not because of metformin medication. To some extent it does cause muscular weakness n pain. so if ur having such problem it may be due to this medicine. if u ve any doubt about new pills u can turn to previous manufacturer pills. n do consult ur physician
Hi - I have bladder pain, but had it 6 months before I started on Metformin. I do feel that my bladder pain is affected by the diabetes. I've had several infections and they are tough to get rid of. I started on a daily dose of Macrobid as the bladder pain was just out-of-control. I hate to be on a daily antibiotic but that's just how it is right now. I have gotten some PH testing paper and discovered that my urine is extremely acidic. No wonder my bladder hurts! So I'm drinking diluted organic apple cider vinegar ( with honey) 2-3 times a day to try get my body more alkaline. Also paying close attention to foods I an allergic or sensitive to. While I think I'm not reacting to something, the bladder pain itself may be the reaction. Anyway, that's my take on things. Hope it helps some - the bladder pain has been the worst pain I've had to deal with, and that's saying something. Take care - ElizaJane
Yes, I am experiencing the same thing. Before I was given Metformin my Primary Care Physician took a urinalysis test which came back negative. Once I have started the Metformin I got a UTI. The reason I know it was the Metformin and not diabetes. It is because when taking my antibiotics for the UTI, I stop the Metformin. Once the UTI cleared up per the doctor, I started back taking Metformin and again I'm suffering really bad bladder infection. My doctor changed my medication because I complained it. I'm not feeling safe at all about any of these medications. I just don't believe the human body was designed to constantly consume these pills. Eventually there will be repercussion or complications. Sorry, they tell you it's the diabetes, I do not believe it. If they have changed manufacturing companies and it is causing bladder and UTI’s, shame on them to hurt the American people this way.
Yes, most definitely, as well as peeing a lot, a burning sensation in my urethra.
My doctors did a urinalysis, and it was negative though.
I stopped taking it 2 days ago and have made improvements.
- Metformin Information for Consumers
- Metformin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Metformin (detailed)
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