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?
Does metformin affect high BP?
Question posted by chrisank on 18 Feb 2013
Last updated on 6 July 2017
I started Metformin a week ago and BP jumped dramatically. The more I read, the more people I find having this side effect, which is not listed as a side effect.
I was just diagnosed in February 2017 and started taking 1000mg Metformin. I have always had REALLY GOOD blood pressure and now it seems like by blood pressure is starting to up. I wondered if its the Metformin.
Being wondering what is raising my dad bp he is on good bp medicine and metformin for some time but bp always 170/110 , am pointing to metformin as suspect.
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.
Hello chrisank. You might contact the manufacturer of Metformin. Consumer products. Bristol-Myers-Squibb at 1-800-332-2056. Regards pledge
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