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.
- Metformin Information for Consumers
- Metformin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Metformin (detailed)
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