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Woodland Hills, CA
A 43-year-old female asked:

Is metformin ok to take if one has kidney problems. is it safe to take when cretanine and potassium in blood is high.thanks?

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Dr. Karen Butler
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Depends: Now depends on how compromised the kidney is. So best to confer with your doctor. If you have renal failure or severe renal insufficiency then no to metformin
Last updated May 27, 2016

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