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Who should not take Glumetza?

Certain people should not take Glumetza (metformin extended release) because of the risk of serious side effects or complications. If you're allergic to any ingredient in Glumetza, or have kidney or liver problems, you should not take this medication. People with heart problems, especially those who take medication to treat heart failure, should not take Glumetza. Because of the risk for a serious condition called lactic acidosis, people with metabolic acidosis (including diabetic ketoacidosis) should not take Glumetza. Also, it is not recommended for children under 18 years of age because its safety and effectiveness is not proven.

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