What side effects may occur with Metformin?
Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Metformin. If side effects from Metformin occur, they usually happen during the first few weeks of therapy. Most side effects are minor and will go away after you’ve taken Metformin for a while. More common side effects may include: Abdominal discomfort, diarrhea, gas, headache, indigestion, nausea, vomiting, weakness Less common side effects may include: Abdominal distention, abnormal stools, altered sense of taste, chest discomfort, chills, constipation, dizziness, flu-like symptoms, flushing, increased sweating, low blood sugar, light-headedness, muscle pain, nail disorders, pounding heartbeat, rash, shortness of breath, upper respiratory infection Possible food and drug interactions If Metformin is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is
More common side effects of metformin are heartburn, stomach pain, nausea or vomiting, bloating, gas, diarrhea, constipation, and weight loss. It has to be noted, this medication can cause more serious side effects, though these are rare. You can visit the Canadian pharmacy site to find out more about it.