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What should I avoid while taking Glucophage?

Certain people should not take Glucophage or Glucophage XR in order to avoid potential complications or side effects. If you're allergic to any ingredient in Glucophage, you shouldn’t take this medication. People with congestive heart failure, kidney problems, or liver problems should not take Glucophage. If you have a severe infection, low blood oxygen levels, high blood acid levels, or severe dehydration, don't take Glucophage. People who are over 80 years old and have not had a kidney function test should not take Glucophage. Also, if you've recently had a stroke or heart attack, or been in shock, do not take Glucophage. Women who are pregnant or breast feeding should talk to their doctors before taking Glucophage. You should also talk to your doctor before taking this medication if you have a history of heart problems, thyroid problems, lung problems, stomach or intestine problems, or adrenal or pituitary problems. Talk to your doctor before taking Glucophage if you have a history of alcohol abuse or drink a lot of alcohol. If you have concerns about whether you should take Glucophage, talk to your doctor.

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