Can your bones be affected by taking metformin?

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1 Oct 2012

Not according to all the references I have.

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1 Oct 2012

hi paula,
i take metformin, and haven't had and problems been on it about a yr... but if u are really concerned just google the medication and do some research on it u can also see what your doctor has to say about it...

have a great day
angel1662

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1 Oct 2012

Hello. Your diet is the most important way to protect your bones. Be sure you get enough calcium as most people have too little. A calcium supplement with vitamin D3 of 1200 per day gives protection for most people.

Your doctor can run a standard blood panel to check how you are doing.

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