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How does Glumetza (metformin) interact with other medications?

Glumetza (metformin) may interact with some other medications and increase the risk for serious side effects. Cimetidine, a nonprescription medication used to treat excess stomach acid, and cephalexin, an antibiotic, may interact with Glumetza, so you should ask your doctor if there are any alternatives to these medications. Certain diuretics, like furosemide and hydrochlorothiazide (which may be used to treat swelling associated with congestive heart failure or liver and kidney problems), may affect the way your body process Glumetza, so discuss with your doctor if you are taking these medications. Other medications may contain sugar or alcohol that can affect your blood sugar levels. Some drugs, especially beta-blockers, may make it difficult to feel the symptoms usually caused by dangerously low blood sugar. It is important to tell your doctor about all medications - both prescription and nonprescription - that you are taking before starting Glumetza. Also,  do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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