A small number of people who have taken metformin have developed a serious condition called lactic acidosis. Lactic acidosis is caused by a buildup of lactic acid in the blood. This happens more often in people with kidney problems. Most people with kidney problems should not take metformin. The risk of lactic acidosis from metformin can be reduce by having regular evaluations by your doctor who will collect blood work to make sure your kidneys are working properly.
- Q Is metformin safe for pregnant or breast-feeding women?
- Q If I'm sick and can't eat, can I take my metformin without food?
- Q How should I take metformin?
- Q Can I take metformin if I have kidney problems?
- Q Who should not take metformin?
- Q Is there a generic version of metformin?