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Can i drink a few beers tomorrow i i take metformin this evening?

Can i drink a few beers tomorrow i i take metformin this evening?

You can, but: Alcohol may affect blood sugar control and cause nausea/vomiting. In any case caution and moderation is the key. ...Read more

Dr. David Sneid
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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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What will happen if you take metformin or trilipix and drink alcohol?

What will happen if you take metformin or trilipix and drink alcohol?

Alcohol: Alcohol is not necessarily a poison but as always - too much of a good thing is no good for you! Just be very careful! ...Read more

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Can u take metformin and drink slim fast?

Can u take metformin and drink slim fast?

Yes you can: Yes taking Metformin and drinking Slim Fast is fine. I know there are a variety of Slim Fast drinks out there and their nutritional facts vary, but in general they tend to be low in carbohydrates and sugar. Metformin tends to cause GI / stomach issues though so taking it with food might be better to avoid those unwanted side effects. ...Read more

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I have type 2 diabeties, i take metformin 500mgs, i test positive for alcohol speraticly, i don't drink at all, someone please help explain.

I have type 2 diabeties, i take metformin 500mgs, i test positive for alcohol speraticly, i don't drink at all, someone please help explain.

Ketones: If your diabetes is not well controlled you may be getting to a ketoacidosis state. Ketones can smell like and confuse older ways of testing for alcohol. New blood and urine tests for ethanol would or should not mistake this. I would approach who ever is providing you testing with a question about ketoacidosis. Or use this experience to get into much better diabetes control. ...Read more

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Can i take my metformin if I'm drinking alcohol for my birthday party?

Can i take my metformin if I'm drinking alcohol for my birthday party?

How much alcohol??: Alcohol inhibits gluconeogenesis, which is how we make glucose from scratch when we run out of stored glucose and glycogen, and can result in hypoglycemia. It is also a calorie source with almost as many calories as fat (8/gram for alcohol, 9/gram for fat), so it can (when taken in excess) increase blood sugar. However, metformin rarely is associated with low sugar. 1 or 2 are ok, not more. ...Read more

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Again, I have type 2 diabeties and take 500 mg of metformin 2 times a day, i don't drink alcohol yet i keep testing positive for it in my ststem?

Again, I have type 2 diabeties and take 500 mg of metformin 2 times a day, i don't drink alcohol yet i keep testing positive for it in my ststem?

Re-evaluate: Foods are fermenting into alcohol. With dm type ii eat 6 equal meals with no dairy, wheat, or sugar, 6 servings of colorful vegetables ( a few low carb grains no rice or corn), one apple, nuts and berry fruit in salad with 3 t olive oil divided in 6 equal meals, manage stress, take sufficient vit d ( 10, 000 units of d3 a day fights depression) and move 60 minutes a day. Try pretend jump roping. ...Read more

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I drink coffee in morning can that affect my thyroid medication? I also take metformin, could that affect absorption?

I drink coffee in morning can that affect my thyroid medication? I also take metformin, could that affect absorption?

Wait for an hour: If you drink black coffee, it shouldn't change your levothyroxine absorption. If you put cream or sugar in it, you should try to wait about an hour after taking you medication. You also ideally would want to wait to take your metformin separately as well. ...Read more

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Should I skip my dose of metformin if I want to drink alcohol and is alcohol okay? I take met for pcos

Should I skip my dose of metformin if I want to drink alcohol and is alcohol okay? I take met for pcos

Skip alcohol dose: How about you skip the use of alcohol and continue the use of the metformin. Most medications cannot be used concomitantly with alcohol without adverse consequences. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Futterweit
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