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What is the physiological effect of metformin?

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  1. What is the physiological effect of metformin?
  2. Why would metformin be contraindicated?
  3. What is the best alternative to metformin?
  4. Can metformin cause neurological problems?
  5. What is the bad news about metformin?
  6. Why was metformin taken off the market?
  7. What should you avoid while taking metformin?
  8. Is metformin bad for the heart?
  9. Who should not use metformin?

What is the physiological effect of metformin?

Metformin decreases hepatic glucose production, decreases intestinal absorption of glucose, and improves insulin sensitivity by increasing peripheral glucose uptake and utilization.

Why would metformin be contraindicated?

Metformin is contraindicated in severe chronic diseases (hepatic, renal, and cardiac failure) or acute complications of diabetes (ketoacidosis and hyperosmolar state).

What is the best alternative to metformin?

People who do not like the side effects of metformin can ask their doctor about other options.
  • Prandin (repaglinide) ...
  • Canagliflozin (Invokana) ...
  • Dapagliflozin (Farxiga) ...
  • Empagliflozin (Jardiance) ...
  • Actos (pioglitazone) ...
  • Herbal options.

Can metformin cause neurological problems?

Can metformin can cause nerve damage? Along with increasing your risk for anemia, low vitamin B12 levels may also contribute to nerve damage (or neuropathy), which can cause chronic nerve pain. However, uncontrolled diabetes can also lead to neuropathy.

What is the bad news about metformin?

In May 2020, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended that some makers of metformin extended release remove some of their tablets from the U.S. market. This is because an unacceptable level of a probable carcinogen (cancer-causing agent) was found in some extended-release metformin tablets.

Why was metformin taken off the market?

The companies are recalling metformin due to the possibility the medicines could contain nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) above the acceptable intake limit.

What should you avoid while taking metformin?

Other things to avoid while on metformin
  1. diuretics, such as acetazolamide.
  2. corticosteroids, such as prednisone.
  3. blood pressure medication, such as amlodipine (Norvasc)
  4. anticonvulsants, such as topiramate (Topamax) and zonisamide (Zonegran)
  5. oral contraceptives.
  6. antipsychotic drugs, such as chlorpromazine.

Is metformin bad for the heart?

5) Metformin is bad for your heart. Studies suggest that metformin exhibits heart-protective effects in the setting of a heart attack. Metformin therapy is also associated with a reduced risk of death and disease in patients affected by both diabetes and heart failure.

Who should not use metformin?

Your doctor will probably tell you not to take metformin. Also, tell your doctor if you are over 65 years old and if you have ever had a heart attack; stroke; diabetic ketoacidosis (blood sugar that is high enough to cause severe symptoms and requires emergency medical treatment); a coma; or heart or liver disease.