A 27-year-old female asked:
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Can taking one Metaformin cause lactic acidosis?

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Dr. Qura Rashid
5 years experience in 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 alcohol use can also increase the risk. Talk to your health care provider if you have any of the above risk factors to determine the risk of lactic acidosis.
Answered on May 25, 2017
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