Question by  dmoney6193 (54)

What are the side effects of Metformin?

Is it worse than not taking it?


Answer by  Connie45 (1110)

Since it is prescribed for diabetes, you would be worse off not taking it. If you find you are hypersensitive to it, perhaps something else can be prescribed. Some of the possible side effects are headache, weakness, lactic acidosis, dizziness, thrombocytopenia, nausea and heartburn. It is contraindicated if you have liver or kidney disease, or are pregnant.


Answer by  waheedullahkhan (10)

Clinical trial has showed that metformen has no many side effects when it is used in long acting form.However the common side effects associated with metformen are: 1)nausea 2)vomiting 3)headache


Answer by  phyl896 (62)

I don't know much about Metformin but from what I have heard, I would really try not to take it. It seems the side effects are diarrheh and gas. There seem to be many other sie effects too. Like I said I am not too familiar with it.


Answer by  Bob53 (414)

Metformin is a anti-hyperglycemic agent used to treat type 2 diabetes. The most common side effect for Metformin is hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia is characterized by weakness, tremors, altered mental status, and possibly coma. Not taking your metformin can result in hyperglycemia which can ultimately be fatal.

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