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A 62-year-old female asked:

Is it safe to take metformin with microalbuminuria and diabetic nephropathy if these conditions are improving with lisinopril?

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Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 45 years experience
Metformin ; kidneys: Metformin should not be used if there is early kidney failure, which is usually defined as a creatinine of 1.4 or more. Microalbuminuria is an early sign of nephropathy, and your creatinine may be normal, and metformin may still be ok. Lisinopril will slow the progression of nephropathy, but you also need to control glucose and blood pressure.
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Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Excellent advice!
Apr 19, 2014
Last updated Jun 27, 2014


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