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I have been given prescription to take metformin, are there any side effects to liver damage? Also is there a natural alternative to met?
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Dr. Rifat Naghmi
Internal Medicine
In brief: Metformin - side eff
Make no mistake, diet and exercise go a long way in control of diabetes.
As an alternative to metformin, you may strive to shed few pounds, if you are overweight. You will be amazed to see what a difference it makes.

In brief: Metformin - side eff
Make no mistake, diet and exercise go a long way in control of diabetes.
As an alternative to metformin, you may strive to shed few pounds, if you are overweight. You will be amazed to see what a difference it makes.
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
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Dr. Rifat Naghmi
Internal Medicine
In brief: Metformin - side eff
By and large, metformin is a safe drug to use.
Its first and foremost contraindication is in a patient with impaired kidney function. Other contraindications include advanced age, advanced congestive heart failure, and liver failure. The latter may emanate from chronic alcoholism or hepatitis b or c.

In brief: Metformin - side eff
By and large, metformin is a safe drug to use.
Its first and foremost contraindication is in a patient with impaired kidney function. Other contraindications include advanced age, advanced congestive heart failure, and liver failure. The latter may emanate from chronic alcoholism or hepatitis b or c.
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
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Dr. Lori Wagner
Internal Medicine
In brief: Weight loss
Metformin actually can help prevent liver damage from too much fat.
One needs to be careful taking metformin if you already have liver damage, as opposed to the metformin causing liver damage. Weight loss, if you are overweight or obese, is the only real natural alternative, if you have been given metformin for diabetes. But one of the nice side effects of metformin is weight loss.

In brief: Weight loss
Metformin actually can help prevent liver damage from too much fat.
One needs to be careful taking metformin if you already have liver damage, as opposed to the metformin causing liver damage. Weight loss, if you are overweight or obese, is the only real natural alternative, if you have been given metformin for diabetes. But one of the nice side effects of metformin is weight loss.
Dr. Lori Wagner
Dr. Lori Wagner
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