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Metformin and ct scans with contrast

A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 24 years experience
Drink water: Taking one metformin pill after having a contrast enhanced cat scan is likely a very low risk. Drink lots of water and stay hydrated to eliminate the ... Read More
Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology 50 years experience
Likely - see ans.: You likely will be fine – that said, the theoretical concern is that iodinated contrast could impair renal function and therefore you could not approp... Read More

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A male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Get kidney Fx Check: Metformin is primarily metabolized through the kidneys, so as long as your Diabetes is not profoundly out of control where you should be on another me... Read More
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Dr. Mary Engrav
Dr. Mary Engravanswered
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
The : The combination of metformin and ct contrast (the dye that is injected) can be hard on the kidneys, and can cause a condition called "lactic acidosis"... Read More
Dr. Joseph Accurso
Radiology 29 years experience
Drug interaction: Metformin taken with IV dye can cause a short term decrease in renal function. Stopping it for 2 days allows the kidneys to recover from the IV dye. ... Read More
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
The iodine dye: Can cause decrease in renal function or even renal failure. If you are taking metformin and go into renal failure, the metformin can accumulate in you... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Metformin: Don't let it worry you and don't make that mistake again. You will be fine!
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Fayad
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Need a clearer facts: 56 y old male on metformin likely 1500 mg a high dose has diarrhea as a side effect. The other medications induced diarrhea likely antibiotics seem... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
Radiology 39 years experience
Minor contrast : Reaction. These are not a conventional allergic reaction in that the symptoms may never happen again or may occur sporadically (though one episode inc... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Martinez
Breast Surgery 28 years experience
Brain & leukemia: Among kids getting scanned, leukemia and excess brain tumors are most common.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Radiation: That's a question you have to ask the practitioners who have ordered your imaging. It's a balance of information received vrs radiation exposure. Obv... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Okamoto
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Could be...: IBS is generally a diagnosis of exclusion, based on history and physical exam, some testing to rule out cancer etc, and it sounds like your MD has don... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Baez
Radiology 21 years experience
Yes: Every test has limitations. The ct scans may not have found the problem, but they have likely eliminated some possibilities. If you have had 2 ct sca... Read More

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