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Can Metaglip affect, or damage, the kidneys?

An ingredient in Metaglip -- metformin -- is excreted by the kidneys. People who have problems with kidney function (especially if over 80 years old) are at risk for metformin accumulation and a condition called lactic acidosis. If you are in this category, you will require kidney testing to determine whether Metaglip should be prescribed, along with regular monitoring while taking the medication.

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