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Can metformin cause lung failure?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
In brief: No
No.

In brief: No
No.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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Dr. Edward Jackson
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: Not directly
It can cause severe lactic acidosis which can lead to respiratory failure, but commonly not lung damage directly.

In brief: Not directly
It can cause severe lactic acidosis which can lead to respiratory failure, but commonly not lung damage directly.
Dr. Edward Jackson
Dr. Edward Jackson
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