How can affectts high blood pressure? My high blood pressure was controlled before that and since this increased is higher!!!
Can metformin raise my high blood pressure? I was taken 2 tabs before and now 4 tabs per day?
Question posted by alexanderbarry on 7 Oct 2009
Last updated on 27 May 2020 by Pearberry
I've been controlling my BS with cinnamon vitamins but my endocrinologist insisted I take metformin ER 500 mg. I took my first metformin pill earlier yesterday and now it's 4 am and I'm up researching the connection between metformin and elevated BP. My chest and stomach was so hot I had to get up and pee. Then a few minutes later had diarrhea checked BS it was 109 but my BP was 168/97 yet I don't have BP problems. I chewed some baked garlic and BP went down to 134/79. I didn't even have BS problems until they declared Covid19 a pandemic.
My avg BS 14 day is 116 and my BP has always been 118-124/78-83. So I don't know what's going but I'm going back to watching what I eat and cinnamon vitamins and cinnamon tea. I will not enable bad eating habits by taking a bad medication.
I have been complaining to my doctor over the past year that metformin raises my BP. I quit taking the metformin when my BP got so high that they doubled my BP meds and still my BP was high. My Bp has been normal with a lower dose of BP meds, However the doc insisted I go back on metformin 500mg, and BP went through the roof. Not my imagination and obviously metformin CAN raise blood pressure.
Metformin has been generally well tolerated. About 20% of patients experience mild, transient side effects sometime during therapy. Here is a list of side-effects for metformin
Increases in blood-pressure has not been reported with metformin. It is most likely a coincidence.
- Metformin uses and safety info
- Metformin information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side effects of Metformin (detailed)
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