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i took my last metformin pill last night.was taking 2 500mg a day. how long does it take for this to get out of my system? can i drink alcohol now?

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Dr. Mohammad Shahzad
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Metformin : 48 hours
Answered on Apr 22, 2016
Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience Psychiatry
Metforminand Alcohol: Drinking Alcohol increases risk of developing serious, life-threatening Lactic Acidosis, or may cause a decrease in blood sugar. Let Wise Woman within you ask: • Discipline of diet, exercise and seeing your Depression, Anxiety, Blackouts, DUI • Need to see Doctor for diabetes and Metformin • Psychiatrist for Alcohol use, Tolerance, or Dependence ; Therapy for stresses in life • AA Meetings
Answered on Nov 27, 2017

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