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Can consuming alcohol while taking metformin cause lactic acidosis?

No. Though it is a black box warning i've not seen lactic acidosis in over 20 years in people who are not alcoholics. Talk to your doctor about how much you drink. Read more...

35 yr old male. On 1500mg metformin xr and 100mg januvia for type 2 diabetes. Kidneys fine. Worried about lactic acidosis. Is it rare in my case?

Lactic acidosis . 35 M with DM II. On metformin &kanuvia worried about lactic acidosis. ANS: This is rare and would not worry about it unless you get very sick. Work on diet to decrease need for meds. Get BMI to <25 and all DM may go away. Discuss with team. . Read more...

How common is lactic acidosis with metformin use? What should I look for in terms of symptoms? I take 1500mg metformin and 100mg Januvia

Lactic acidosis. There are numerous reasons why metformin is prescribed and there is too little information that you have given. You should really have a discussion with your doc or come back with much more detailed information. Read more...

Pcos taking metformin for 1 yr what are the chances of lactic acidosis n how long use of it is safe for me kindly explain?

Lactic acidosis. Lactic acidosis occurs in patients taking metformin (m) who have chronic kidney disease. You need to ask the physician (p) prescribing the m if it is safe for you to take. Your p knows you best and can give you the most meaningful answer to your question. Read more...

I drink alcohol about 2x a month probably more than a moderate amount each time. Is it safe to start metformin? I worry about lactic acidosis/fainting

Prudence advised. B"sd lactic acidosis is very rare and have never seen it in this setting - the formal recommendation to avoid the combination. More likely you might experience hypoglycemia. this would be more common in adolescents. Drinking with food would help guard against the hypoglycemia. Read more...

Can taking one Metaformin cause lactic acidosis?

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. Read more...