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Can metformin cause lung failure?

Can metformin cause lung failure?

Well... probalby not: There is one case report of metformin induced lung injury in the literature; millions of people take the drug regularly, which makes me question even the validity of that report. ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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Is it possible for metformin to make your lungs burn and to cause lung failure?

Is it possible for metformin to make your lungs burn and to cause lung failure?

No: Hi. No, that's not a metformin effect. Did a doctor tell you your lungs are failing? See a pulmonologist (lung specialist) for an accurate diagnosis and treatment options. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Does metformin cause cancer or renal failure? Why does my doc want me to take 1000 mg of metformin a day? Is it 2 much?

Does metformin cause cancer or renal failure? Why does my doc want me to take 1000 mg of metformin a day?  Is it 2 much?

Doc trying to help: Your doc is trying to control your blood sugar. Metformin can cause kidney problems in people who already have an underlying kidney condition, but most of the time it will help your kidneys by preventing diabetes related problems. The max dose is 2500 mg/d, so 1000 mg is not too high. If you really care about your health, quit drinking and eat a healthy diet free from sugar and refined flour. ...Read more

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Someone told me if I am on metformin, and have severe diarrhea I should stop taking it because it could cause kidney failure, is this correct, thanks ?

Someone told me if I am on metformin, and have severe diarrhea I should stop taking it because it could cause kidney failure, is this correct, thanks ?

GI symptoms common: Gastrointestinal symptoms are not uncommon with metformin. Most people take metformin for diabetes; diabetes is one of the two leading causes of kidney failure. I imagine if one got very dehydrated with diarrhea (possible), it could result in a sudden worsening of kidney function. Perhaps that was the intended message. But do check with your doctor to be certain this applies in your case. Lgromko. ...Read more

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Does metformin cause hunger? That's what i've experienced lately.

Does metformin cause hunger?  That's what i've experienced lately.

It should not: What are you taking the medication for? Most time it will cause you to eat less. ...Read more

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Can metformin cause anxiety?

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Can metformin cause anxiety?

Metformin: Common side-effects include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, cramps, gases, and if there's impairment in liver or kidney functions it can rarely cause lactic acidosis which can present with confusion & lethargy. Please discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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Can metformin cause headaches?

Yes: Metformin can cause headaches but it is not a very common symptom. ...Read more

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Metformin (Definition)

That reduces liver production of glucose- other benefits: can't cause low blood sugar when used alone, likely cariovascular benefit, may reduce complications of diabetes, may reduce cancer risk ...Read more


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