You should not drink wine or any other alcoholic beverage while you're taking metformin (Glucophage, Fortamet), a prescription medication used to control blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. Alcohol lowers blood sugar and, while you're taking metformin, may increase your risk of a buildup of lactic acid. This buildup of lactic acid, known as lactic acidosis, can start slowly and get worse over time. In some cases, it can even cause death.
- Q What is metformin?
- Q Can my child with type 2 diabetes take metformin?
- Q Why does metformin make me nauseated?
- Q How does metformin help control glucose levels?
- Q Which is the right time of taking Metformin, before or after the meals?
- Q How does metformin interact with other medications or foods?