Who should not take Metformin HCL?
The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:
- an infection
- inadequate vitamin B12
- excess body acid
- alcohol intoxication
- a heart attack
- sudden and serious symptoms of heart failure called acute decompensated heart failure
- liver problems
- a condition where the body is unable to maintain adequate blood flow called shock
- excessive vomiting
- excessive diarrhea
- serious lack of oxygen in the blood
- weakened patient
- chronic kidney disease stage 3B (moderate)
- chronic kidney disease stage 4 (severe)
- chronic kidney disease stage 5 (failure)
- kidney disease with likely reduction in kidney function
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