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Metaformin lactic acidosis

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qura Rashid
6 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely: Theoretically Metformin can cause lactic acidosis but in setting of normal kidney function it is extremely unlikely. Liver disease and concurrent alco ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corentine Kwende
16 years experience Hospital-based practice
Most likely: The risk comes with failing kidneys( renal failure) not stones or infection
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Not necessarily: Unless yo develop tissue breakdown or get dehydrated. Remain hydrated
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sathish Adigopula
20 years experience Pediatrics
Z: Does not depend on only metformin dose. Depends on the sugar control and other factors like infection or other comorbid illnesses.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
34 years experience Family Medicine
No, if healthy: If you're healthy, kidney function is normal, not in heart failure, not dehydrated; then the risk of lactic acidosis is very low. The association of m ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
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Lactic acidosis: Most cases of type a lactic acidosis are due to marked tissue hypoperfusion in shock or during cardiopulmonary arrest. In type b lactic acidosis, syst ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Lactic acidosis: There are numerous reasons why metformin is prescribed and there is too little information that you have given. You should really have a discussion wi ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Geffner
54 years experience Endocrinology
No: Though it is a black box warning i've not seen lactic acidosis in over 20 years in people who are not alcoholics. Talk to your doctor about how much y ... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Choi
22 years experience Family Medicine
Unlikely: Metformin can cause a rash, but I don't believe itching is a sign of lactic acidosis.
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Morgan
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Lab Test: A Chem 18 with Lactic Acid Level
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