Are there any risks associated with taking Glumetza?

The major risk associated with taking Glumetza (metformin extended release) is a life-threatening medical condition called lactic acidosis. This condition, which is the buildup of lactic acid in the blood, requires emergency medical attention. The risk for this condition is increased if you have kidney, liver or heart problems, if you take medications for congestive heart failure, if you have surgery, if you get dehydrated or drink alcohol or if you have a heart attack or stroke. The risk for lactic acidosis and other serious side effects may also be increased if you're taking some other medications. Because of this, it's important to tell your doctor about any medical conditions or medications you're taking before starting Glumetza.

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