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I have diabeites and I am currently taking metformin ...

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I have diabeites and I am currently taking metformin and I have had the GI problems associtated with it. I am currently running a fever and just feeling very fluish. Temp has been running around 101. Should I stop taking the Metformin
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 8 years ago.


I want to get some more detail information about your problem-

How long you are taking metformin?

What GI problems you are facing ?

Waiting for your reply.

Thank you.

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I have been taking Metformin for about 1 1/2 months. Gi Problems are stomach pain and Diarrhea.
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 8 years ago.
Thank you for the information.

Metformin may cause nausea , vomiting , indigestion ,diarrhea.

In the beginning of the treatment these symptoms are common.

It usually passes off as the treatment continues.

But if it is intractable then you should contact your doctor.

Don't discontinue it without consulting him.

This may lead to worsening of your diabetes status.

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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Reply to Dr.D. Saha's Post: What about the Fever is it related to the Metformin?
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 8 years ago.
Fever has not been reported as a side effect of metformin.

But flush or chill or some flu like symptom may occur.

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