Metformin Muscle Pain. How Does Metformin Cause Lactic Acidosis.

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Metformin On this Page Treatment & Uses Safety Information Before Using Treating Overdose Side Effects Generic Name: metformin (met FOR min) Brand Names: Fortamet, Glucophage, Glucophage XR, Glumetza, Riomet What is metformin? Metformin is an oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels. Metformin is for people with type 2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes. Metformin is sometimes used in combination with insulin or other medications, but it is not for treating type 1 diabetes. Metformin may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide. What is the most important information I should know about metformin? Do not use metformin if you have kidney disease, or if you are in a state of diabetic ketoacidosis (call your doctor for treatment with insulin). Before taking metformin, tell your doctor if you have liver disease or a history of heart disease. Some people have developed a life-threatening condition called lactic acidosis while taking metformin. >>>