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  1. #1
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    How safe is Metformin for me ?

    Just diagnosed with diabetes , seems like my kidney problems developed backwards form norn Doc started me on Metformin 500mg twice a day will see my neph in 1 week hope he has information on safety for my case.
    Diabetic oct 2011
    CKD Diagnosed 2009
    GFR range 22-33 goes up and down

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    Re: How safe is Metformin for me ?

    I had heard something about affecting the kidneys. Let us know what the Dr says about it.
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    Re: How safe is Metformin for me ?

    I put a call into my neph this AM just received a call back at 3 minutes to 5pm and Metformin is Not a med for me the nurse did not have any recommendation I was able to place a call to the doc whom prescribed the Metformin but it was closing time I pulled all pills out of my pillcases and will wait for tomorrow.
    Diabetic oct 2011
    CKD Diagnosed 2009
    GFR range 22-33 goes up and down

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    Re: How safe is Metformin for me ?

    Started tradjenta is kidney friendly will have renal panel in 2 weeks as follow up.
    Diabetic oct 2011
    CKD Diagnosed 2009
    GFR range 22-33 goes up and down

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