|DIABETES MED IN SOMEONE WITH HEP C
Sep 23, 2005
YESTERDAY I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES. THE DOCTOR WANTS ME TO TAKE METFORMIN, 500MG 2X DAILY. WHEN READING THE LITERATURE, IT WARNS ABOUT TAKING WHEN HAVING LIVER DISEASE. IS THERE ANOTHER FORM OF MEDICATION THAT WOULD BE BETTER FOR ME? THANKS, JOELLEN
| Response from Dr. Young
Joellen- Thanks for your post.
So long as you don't have advance liver disease (cirrhosis), metformin is probably ok to take. It's highly effective in many persons with type 2 diabetes.
We'll monitor both glucose (sugar) responses and liver function tests periodically in patients receiving this medication. BY
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