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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

Dr. David Sneid
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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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Iam on janumet (sitagliptin and metformin) od in morning .I often take alcohol like 3or 4 drinks . Please let me know the exact gap between metformin and alcohol intake?

Iam on janumet (sitagliptin and metformin) od in morning .I often take alcohol like 3or 4 drinks . Please let me know the exact gap between metformin and alcohol intake?

A 2 hour gap should: Be ok . Remember that alcohol can raise your sugar level so balance the pros and cons of dietary restriction and freedom . Attain an a1c near 6 or 7 , as well as ideal body weight, good blood pressure and lipid control. Stay active and exercise on a regular basis . Have an ekg annually or whenever u have chest pain . Have fun! ...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

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Is it safe to cook with alcohol when taking metformin?

Is it safe to cook with alcohol when taking metformin?

Most of the time: Consuming large amounts of alcohol while taking metformin can result in a serious condition called lactic acidosis. Small amounts are usually ok, however problems with liver or kidney can make this more sensitive. Since most of the alcohol evaporates while cooking it will usually be safe, however if you have other conditions too do check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can i pass out while drinking alcohol and taking metformin?

Can i pass out while drinking  alcohol and taking metformin?

In moderation, no.: You may run into trouble with severe low blood sugar levels if you take other diabetic medications which cause hypoglycemia (metformin alone is not one of them), since alcohol impairs the liver's ability to release glucose if you are hypoglycemic. Since you need a healthy liver to metabolize metformin properly, i would advise moderation in your alcohol intake. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Futterweit
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