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Metformin Dental Side Effects

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Metformin Side Effects

Tweet Metformin does have several common side effects. Like almost all medication, Metformin will affect different people in different ways. The following lists details Metformin side effects, but this does not mean that all people taking Metformin will experience any or all of the following side effects. To make it easier to understand the frequency of the side effects of Metformin, we have divided them by how often they occur. Very common - affecting over 1 in 10 people taking Metformin Disturbance to the gut Nausea Vomiting Diarrhoea Abdominal pain Loss of appetite Common - affecting between 1 in 10 and 1 in 100 people taking Metformin Taste disturbance, usually a metallic taste Very rare - affecting under 1 in 10,000 people taking Metformin Elevated levels of lactic acid in the blood (lactic acidosis) Decreased absorption of vitamin B12 during long-term use Skin reactions such as rash, itching or flushing To find out more about Metformin side effects, people with diabetes should discuss the medication with their doctor and read the information provided by the manufacturer. The list of side effects above does not purport to be a full list of all recognised side effects of Metfor Continue reading >>

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  1. Bob P

    Metformin and dental work

    I am T2, dx in June of this year, with pretty good control. I am on Metformin, 500 mg twice daily.
    I am scheduled to have a root canal redone in a few days. I recently ran across instructions to stop Metformin two days before oral surgery. Does anybody have experience with this? I know Metformin takes awhile to ramp up. Do I need to eat really carefully during those two days? (I don't, usually, I'm afraid.) Or, is there gonna be enogh carryover during that time to keep me more or less out of trouble?

  2. Tiger Lily

    Bob, i've had my teeth clean ?? 4 times since being on metformin, and i've had a filling done
    a root canal isn't really oral surgery...... the dentist cleans out the dead root/nerves in your tooth, then preps the tooth for a filling or a cap
    it is important that you tell your dentist that you have diabetes
    give his office a call and see if you need to stop the met before the root canal (i only know that contrast dye scans require you to stop the met)

  3. Irk

    My husbnd is T2 and he just had a root canal done and is on 2000 mg and he never stopped his. I would for sure tell the dentist, I would imagine if you stopped taking it ,it would knock you into highs and thats not good.

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