Diabetes is hard to manage. You can get a comprehensive understanding of the disease here and get the information about the latest treatments and get professional advices. read more

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is a brand-new therapy based on traditional Chinese herbal medicines dating back thousands of years ago. It combines the essences of herbal medicines read more

Hormonal therapy is commonly used to treat Kidney Disease in clinic. It refers to use one or more than one hormone medicines to suppress the over-reactive immune reaction read more

Patients are suggested to treat kidney disease first before they get pregnant read more

If you are diagnosed with Kidney Disease, you should talk to your doctor about starting an exercise read more

Foods and Drinks play an important role in Kidney Disease patients read more

Kidney Disease News and Events read more

In every week, a famous experienced renal medicine specialist will be invited to help diagnose and evaluate inpatient's disease condition, offering detailed therapeutic schedule. read more

Word Kidney Day Font Size A A A

Metformin Side Effects in Type 2 Diabetes


2013-01-29 16:51

Metformin Side Effects in Type 2 Diabetes Metformin is a kind of oral antibiotic drug. It is used to lower blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes by increasing sensitivity to insulin, delaying the absorption of glucose in intestine and restraining glyconeogenesis. Also, it can help reduce LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels to prevent the cardiovascular complications of diabetes. Although most people with type 2 diabetes tolerate the medicine well, there are some possible side effects of metformin.

Lactic acidosis

Lactic acidosis is one of serious side effects of metformin. It features with high level of lactic acid builds in body. It can cause the following symptoms:

* Muscle pain

* Trouble breathing

* Feel cold or numb in arms and legs

* Dizziness and tiredness

* irregular heart beat

Gastrointestinal disease

Gastrointestinal disease is a side effect of metformin for people with type 2 diabetes. It mainly includes nausea, anorexia, metallic taste, diarrhea, abdominal pain, etc. This condition can cover 20% cases of people taking the medication.

Allergy to metformin

Some patients are allergic to metformin. If the body is allergic to the medication, the patients will have hives, difficulty breathing, swelling in face, lips and tongue. If these symptoms occur, stop using the medications and visit a doctor.

Additionally, if metformin is used in combination with other drugs, it may cause side effects. Seizure medicines, thyroid medicine or birth control pills tend to boost up blood sugar levels, if they are used when people are on metformin. On the other hand, some other drugs can lower blood sugar levels when they are used with metformin.

Due to the side effects, the patients with type 2 diabetes should never metformin unless the doctor prescribe the medication. Moreover, you should tell what medicines you are taking when the doctor prescribes metformin to you.




What else you want to know:
Make An Appointment Beijing Tongshantang Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
How can I get this treatment?
How can I get this treatment in my countries?
How much does this treatment cost?
What is the duration if I receive this treatment in your hospital?
What should I prepare to your hospital except visa?
How can I go to your hospital?

Gender:
Name:
Age:
Country:
(+area code)Phone Number:
Whatsapp :
Disease Description:
contact us
patient story

Patient Story

Latest Articles