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    Can Metformin Cause Kidney Problems

    Can Metformin Cause Kidney ProblemsMetformin is an oral antidiabetic drug in the biguanide class, and it is the first-line drug of choice for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. However, there is a common question can this drug cause kidney problems? Let’s have a look at this passage.

    Metformin is the antidiabetic drug has been shown to prevent the cardiovascular complications of diabetes. It can help reduce LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and it not associated with weight gain. But what I want to stress is that metform is not recommended for people with kidney disease. Although it is effective for treating type 2 diabetes, it is side that more than 5 percent of patients using the drug will experience the common side effects, such as diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, flatulence, diffuse lack of strength, headache and so on. In addition, metformin can induce renal side effects.

    Lactic Acidosis

    Metformin is excreted out of the body by the kidneys. Once you are diagnosed with kidney disease, it implies that there is something wrong with your kidneys, and when your kidneys are not functioning properly, this drug can accumulate in high concentrations which may result in lactic acidosis. It is a rare and serious metabolic abnormality that occurs with uncontrolled diabetes, sever high blood pressure as well as high metformin levels. What’s more, symptoms of lactic acidosis are usually nonspecific but may include hypothermia, hypotension and a slow heart rhythm.

    Acute Kidney Failure

    It is characterized by the kidney’s inability to filter toxins and wastes out if the blood as a result of injury of the kidneys. If you take this kind of medicine for a long time or overdosage, it will increase the burden of the kidneys and cause the further damage on kidneys. It is possible to cause acute renal failure.

    Through the above analysis, metformin is usually not the original cause of kidney disease, however, it can worsen the illness condition to large extent. Therefore, if you take this drug, you’d better take it under a professional guidance.

    Except for this drug, if you want to control your blood sugar within a normal range with kidney disease, you might as well try Chinese Herbal Medicine. Have a question? Please talk with our Online Doctor directly. Or you can email us to ckdstage@hotmail.com.



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