How can affectts high blood pressure? My high blood pressure was controlled before that and since this increased is higher!!!
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.
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.
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.
- Metformin Information for Consumers
- Metformin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Metformin (detailed)
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