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 How does metformin interact with other medications or foods?
- Q Is loss of taste a side effect of metformin?
- Q Who should not take metformin?
- Q Are headaches a side effect of metformin?
- Q If I'm going to have surgery, can I keep taking my metformin?
- Q Can muscle pain be a side effect of taking metformin?