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What are the side effects of Glumetza?

The most common side effects associated with Glumetza (metformin extended release) include: nausea, upset stomach and diarrhea. These side effects usually go away after a while, and they may be reduced if you take Glumetza along with a meal. Sometimes Glumetza may cause low blood sugar, but this  also may be a result of drinking alcohol or not eating enough. In some cases, Glumetza may cause more serious side effects. Glumetza may cause a rare but potentially-fatal condition called lactic acidosis. This condition, which is a buildup of lactic acid in the blood, requires emergency medical attention. Symptoms of lactic acidosis include: dizziness, extreme weakness or fatigue, difficulty breathing, coldness in your limbs, unusual muscle pain, stomach pain combined with nausea and vomiting, a slow or irregular heartbeat or other sudden changes in your medical condition. If you have these or any other side effects while taking Glumetza, talk to your doctor right away.

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