Metformin safe in Mild to Moderate Kidney Disease

By on June 5, 2015 in Diabetes with 0 Comments
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Do you have diabetes along with mild kidney disease and your doctor had you stop Metformin but now finding your diabetes hard to control?

Good news – a recent review has shown that Metformin is safe in mild to moderate kidney disease.

Metformin is the first line drug treatment for Type 2 diabetes and is the only treatment shown to decrease your cardiovascular risk (risk of heart attacks and stroke) and over all one of the safest drugs for diabetes.

The current guidelines are conservative. Over 100 diabetes experts have signed a petition to the FDA to revise Metformins prescribing guidelines.
Sources:
http://news.yale.edu/…/popular-diabetes-drug-may-be-safe-pa…
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/771401

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