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Are there any risks associated with taking Metaglip?

Metaglip contains metformin, which can cause a rare but sometimes fatal condition called lactic acidosis. This is more common in people with kidney, liver or heart problems. This can occur because of metformin accumulating in the body. People who drink a lot of alcohol or are elderly may be at higher risk. You should not take Metaglip if you are over 80 years of age, unless your kidney function remains normal. Metaglip may increase the risk of death from heart disease.

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