A significant reduction in body weight within the first few weeks of metformin treatment was observed without impact on food consumption and energy expenditure. Martin-Montalvo, A. These results indicate a slight improvement in the metabolic health of the aged mice exposed to intermittent metformin.
Some side effects of metformin may occur that usually do not need medical attention. When my BG went down in when I was first diagnosed, my eyesight changed drastically.
I never noticed an increased sex drive per se, but I did notice that I felt so much better physically with my blood sugars at a more normal level, that I did have much more energy at day's end. Email address. Death, hypothermia, hypotensionand resistant bradyarrhythmias have been reported due to metformin-associated lactic acidosis.
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Harrison, D. The journal has a system of notifying readers through e-mail when a new issue is released. This leads to her first recommendation to avoid either problem: "Good glucose control is the first measure," she says.