I read in an article that peop;e with with high blood pressure should not take metformin because it will cause it to become higher and does not interact well with the blood pressure meds, also in rare occassion it can cause the blood sugar to raise. Is this true?
18 Feb 2013
No, metformin does not affect blood pressure.
Metformin has the potential to lower the blood sugar below normal levels causing hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar level. Blood sugar levels must be raised as soon as possible to avoid serious consequences.
A class of high blood pressure medications called beta-blockers may mask the signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia which could lead to complications such as coma if not treated.
- Metformin Information for Consumers
- Metformin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Metformin (detailed)
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