September 8, 2015

Metformin For Diabetes With It's Side Effects

Metformin is a very old, found 1920s to reduce blood sugar, but for the next couple of decades it was vanished due to research for another anti-diabetic drugs like insulin. When someone has metabolic syndrome in order to reduce the Type 2 diabetes with as well as reducing risk factors for cardiovascular disease, metformin is used as an oral anti-biotic drug for the diabetes treatment with a proper diet and other medications to control high blood sugar. 

Since this is not a substitute for professional medical advice, but if any of the side effects do occur, you may require to consult with your doctor immediately for medical attention. He will likely consider to your individual risk for Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease and then if he decides to start prescribing you metformin, you need to ask him about continuing to implement diet and some changes in exercise. 

Metformin should be used carefully in patients with renal dysfunction. Following are the some unwanted effects may be occurred while taking metformin:

Less common: blurred vision, anxiety, cold sweats, cool & pale skin, chest discomfort, difficult or labored breathing, irregular or fast pulse or heart beating, depression, dizziness, feeling of warmth, headache, nausea, nervousness, redness of the face-neck-arms-upper chest, seizures, shakiness, slurred speech, wheezing, unusual tiredness or weakness.

More common: cough, decreased appetite, diarrhea, fever, shallow breathing, general feeling of abdominal discomfort, lower back pain, side pain, muscle pain, difficult urination, sleepiness.

Rare: hard to particular concentrator, behavior modification-similar to being drunk, drowsiness, lacking of strength, unusual and restless sleeping.
Metformin doesn't raise the risk for the notorious lactic acidosis while earlier it was very rare and complicated. Metformin prevents heart attacks and reduce coronary deaths in T1 Diabetes as shown in below figure:

Furthermore, since you body during treatment regulate to the medicine, below some more side effects might occur that doesn't much need medical attention. If somehow these are bothersome anymore, your healthcare professional also may able to tell you about it's way to prevent of these side effects.
Less common: change in taste, unpleasant (after) taste, sneezing, stuffy and runny nose, difficulty with moving, joint pain, swollen joints, rash, abnormal stools, flu like symptoms.

More common: belching, bloated, metallic taste in mouth, full-feeling, loss of appetite, vomiting, acid or sour stomach, indigestion, excess air in the intestines or gas in the stomach, passing of gas, stomachache.

Using blood glucose meter is another way to lessen the risk of likely to have a heart attack or stroke, but metformin works by helping to decreases the amount of sugar that liver produces, decrease the amount of glucose your stomach absorbs from food and make your body to be more sensitive to the effects of insulin.

Sometimes vitamin deficiency and malabsorption can occur but nothing will stop a patient from taking it and due to the side effects are very minimal, patients usually do not complain of any. Generally metformin is a safe drug. Like other drugs, it is also used very widely and has interactions as per situation when it needs to use in terms of safety with all the precautions very carefully.

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Metformin For Diabetes With It's Side Effects

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