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Metformin-associated Lactic Acidosis Following Intentional Overdose Successfully Treated With Tris-hydroxymethyl Aminomethane And Renal Replacement Therapy

Metformin-Associated Lactic Acidosis following Intentional Overdose Successfully Treated with Tris-Hydroxymethyl Aminomethane and Renal Replacement Therapy Ngan Lam ,1,2 Gurbir Sekhon ,3and Andrew A. House 1,3 1Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Western University, London, ON, Canada N6A 3K7 2London Health Sciences Centre, Kidney Clinical Research Unit, Victoria Hospital, Westminster Tower 800 Commissioners Road East, London, ON, Canada N6A 4G5 3Department of Medicine, Western University, London, ON, Canada N6A 3K7 Received 19 February 2012; Accepted 6 May 2012 Academic Editors: Y.Fujigaki, D.Packham, A.Papagianni, and H.Schiffl Copyright 2012 Ngan Lam et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License , which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. A 43-year-old woman was brought to the hospital with severe metabolic acidosis (pH 6.56, bicarbonate 3 mmol/L, and lactate 18.4 mmol/L) and a serum creatinine of 162 mol/L with a serum potassium of 7.8 mmol/L. A delayed diagnosis of metformin-associated lactic acidosis was made, and she was treated wi Continue reading >>

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Metformin Overdose: An Unusual Cause Of Severe Metabolic Acidosis Singh Y, Joshi Sc, Tayal I, Sharma N - Chrismed J Health Res

Metformin is commonly used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). Severe lactic acidosis is a rare side effect of this drug. We present a 45-year-old man who deliberately took 30 g of metformin, presumably with suicidal intent. He had not eaten the previous night and presented with altered sensorium and recurrent seizures. He had profound metabolic acidosis at presentation with a pH of 7.06 and a low blood sugar of 44 mgs/dl. The patient was admitted in intensive care unit (ICU) with the suspicion of metformin-associated lactic acidosis. He developed irreversible renal failure, neurological deterioration and anemia. Despite of daily intensive hemodialysis and other supportive measures the patient expired 14 days later. Metformin overdose with renal failure and severe lactic acidosis have high mortality; hence, urgent medical consultation and treatment can be life saving in these patients. Keywords:Anemia, diabetes mellitus, metformin, metabolic acidosis, renal failure Singh Y, Joshi SC, Tayal I, Sharma N. Metformin overdose: An unusual cause of severe metabolic acidosis. CHRISMED J Health Res 2015;2:166-8 Singh Y, Joshi SC, Tayal I, Sharma N. Metformin overdose: An unu Continue reading >>

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Fatal Metformin Overdose: Case Report And Postmortem Biochemistry Contribution

Abstract Metformin is an oral antihyperglycemic agent used in the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Lactic acidosis from metformin overdose is a rare complication of metformin therapy and occurs infrequently with therapeutic use. Fatal cases, both accidental and intentional, are extremely rare in clinical practice. Metformin is eliminated by the kidneys, and impaired renal function can result in an increased plasma concentration of the drug. In this report, we describe an autopsy case involving a 70-year-old woman suffering from diabetes mellitus and impaired renal function who received metformin treatment. Metformin concentrations in the peripheral blood collected during hospitalization and femoral blood collected during autopsy were 42 and 47.3 µg/ml, respectively. Lactic acidosis (29.10 mmol/l) was objectified during hospitalization. Furthermore, postmortem biochemistry allowed ketoacidosis to be diagnosed (blood β-hydroxybutyrate, 10,500 µmol/l). Death was attributed to lactic acidosis due to metformin intoxication. Increased plasma concentrations of the drug were attributed to severely impaired renal function. The case emphasizes the usefulness of performing exhaustiv Continue reading >>

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