Metformin by itself is unlikeley to cause kidney damage, but it is known to be excreted by the kidneys. People with kidney diseases may have problems eliminating metformin from their bodies. Metformin should not be used in people with kidney disease because of increased risk of metformin accumulation and lactic acidosis. The higher the degree of kidney impairment, the higher the risk is.
- Q Do I always have to take metformin with food?
- Q Am I likely to get lactic acidosis from taking metformin?
- Q How does metformin help control glucose levels?
- Q Why is my sugar still high even after taking metformin?
- Q How does the diabetes drug metformin work?
- Q Can I take metformin with insulin for my type 2 diabetes?