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What Are The Side Effects Of Stopping Metformin?

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Nice Guidance - Metformin In Type 2 Diabetes

NICE guidance states that: start metformin treatment in a person who is overweight or obese (tailoring the assessment of body-weight-associated risk according to ethnic group ) and whose blood glucose is inadequately controlled by lifestyle interventions (nutrition and exercise) alone metformin should be considered as an option for first-line glucose-lowering therapy for a person who is not overweight metformin should be continued if blood glucose control remains or becomes inadequate and another oral glucose-lowering medication is added the dose of metformin should be stepped up gradually over weeks to minimise risk of gastro-intestinal (GI) side effects. Consider a trial of extended-absorption metformin tablets where GI tolerability prevents continuation of metformin therapy in adults with type 2 diabetes, review the dose of metformin if the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) is below 45 ml/minute/1.73m2: Stop metformin if the eGFR is below 30 ml/minute/1.73m2 Prescribe metformin with caution for those at risk of a sudden deterioration in kidney function and those at risk of eGFR falling below 45ml/minute/1.73m2 benefits of metformin therapy should be discussed with a pe Continue reading >>

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  1. MrsGabbs4Ed

    My nurse told me to stop taking the Metformin ASAP. I was wondering if there are side effects coming off the drug? I have taken it every day for the past 4 months and hope that coming off is easier than what it does when I am on it. I am happy to say goodbye to the Met sh*ts as I call them (sorry TMI)....I just hope there won't be any weird things happening by quitting cold turkey! Does anyone have any insight?

  2. iluvadam

    When I got pg with DS, I was on Met. My ob had me continue to take it through the first tri to sustain the pregnancy. He, however, said that there was no concrete evidence that it would have any adverse effects if I would have stopped cold turkey before I was out of first tri. I decided to play it safe. I do not remember any side effects, though, when I finally went off of it.

  3. MrsGabbs4Ed

    iluvadam:

    When I got pg with DS, I was on Met. My ob had me continue to take it through the first tri to sustain the pregnancy. He, however, said that there was no concrete evidence that it would have any adverse effects if I would have stopped cold turkey before I was out of first tri. I decided to play it safe. I do not remember any side effects, though, when I finally went off of it.

    Sh*t, are you serious? Maybe I do not want to stop taking it after all.....

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