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 What should I avoid while taking metformin?
- Q Is loss of taste a side effect of metformin?
- Q What should I know about metformin before taking it?
- Q What are the side effects of metformin?
- Q Is metformin effective?
- Q Am I likely to get lactic acidosis from taking metformin?