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Prescribed metaformin/glucophage is there bad side effects to this?
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Dr. Richard Shewbridge
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Not usually.
You should have normal kidney, liver, and heart function to take metformin (glucophage).
Some patients experience diarrhea as a side effect. This can be minimized by starting with a low dose and increasing it slowly, or by using extended-release form of the medication (metformin er). Overall, it is generally well-tolerated. It does not cause hypoglycemia or weight gain.

In brief: Not usually.
You should have normal kidney, liver, and heart function to take metformin (glucophage).
Some patients experience diarrhea as a side effect. This can be minimized by starting with a low dose and increasing it slowly, or by using extended-release form of the medication (metformin er). Overall, it is generally well-tolerated. It does not cause hypoglycemia or weight gain.
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