Fortamet (metformin) and Alcohol / Food Interactions
There is 1 alcohol/food/lifestyle interaction with Fortamet (metformin):
Alcohol (Ethanol) ↔ metFORMIN
Moderate Drug Interaction
Ask your doctor before using ethanol together with metFORMIN. Taking this combination may cause a condition called lactic acidosis. Get emergency medical help if you have any of these symptoms of lactic acidosis: weakness, increasing sleepiness, slow heart rate, cold feeling, muscle pain, shortness of breath, stomach pain. Use alcohol cautiously. If your doctor prescribes these medications together, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safey take this combination. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.
Fortamet (metformin) drug Interactions
There are 726 drug interactions with Fortamet (metformin)
Fortamet (metformin) disease Interactions
There are 4 disease interactions with Fortamet (metformin) which include:
Drug Interaction Classification
|Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.|
|No information available.|
Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.