Will Insulin Cause Diarrhea

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Tweet Diarrhoea is commonly experienced as a result of gastroenteritis but may also be caused by specific medication including statins and metformin. Diarrhoea is defined as passing loose, watery stools more than three times a day. Diarrhoea may also result from conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, coeliac disease and autonomic neuropathy. Common causes of diarrhoea The NHS lists gastroenteritis, bowel infection, as the most common cause of diarrhoea. Gastroenteritis can be caused by a bacterial or viral infection. Other relatively common causes of diarrhoea include: Food intolerances - such as lactose or gluten intolerance Irritable Bowel Syndrome Drinking too much coffee or alcohol Read further below for causes more specifically related to diabetes. Diagnosing diarrhoea In most cases diarrhoea will clear within a week. If diarrhoea persists longer is accompanied by other symptoms such as: Fever Blood in your stools Vomiting Unexplained weight loss If you have recently been treated in hospital or have recently been put onto antibiotics see your GP. To diagnose the cause of persistent diarrhoea, your GP will review the medications you are on and will likely ask questions ab Continue reading >>

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  1. NurseNoelle

    (if you are poop-a-phobic, you should probably stop reading now)
    I have been on Amaryl for the past year, & my PCP recently added Metformin (1000 mg twice daily) to my medication regimen. I know the diarrhea doesn't ever go away-- but does it at least chill out a bit?? I have only been taking it for a few days, & I'm in the bathroom 5-10 times per day! I had to make my little girl leave a friend's birthday early today (before they had even served cake-- she was devastated) because I HAD to go home & use the bathroom. I could not have subjected someone else's toilet to that level of colonic catastrophe-- it just wouldn't have been right! Lol
    Does it ever get better??

  2. blufloyd

    It goes away. You learn one way or the other to cut your carb intake. If you keep up a high carb level it will hang around at some level. I also found that ibuprofen and metformin weren't a good mix for me. Try no carbing for a couple days. Also cut back to 1000 once a day for a bit. Jumping in at high level of use is not good either. Not a doctor just a user.

  3. Deano

    When I was first dx,my endo had me on Metformin er 2000 mg and Glimepiride 1mg daily. I has such
    diarrhea that I told my endo after about a month. He then lower my dose of metformin er to 1000 mg
    daily and inceased my Glimepiride to 2mg daily. That fixed my bathroom problem right a way.

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