metformin and alcohol?

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  1. justbeendiagnosed

    justbeendiagnosed New Member

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    Is it okay to drink alcohol with metformin...??? :( i really do enjoy my drinks at the weekends. and i dont mix or anything like that,my tipple has always been cider... also, can it do a lot of harm if you stay off metformin for a day, if you want a bit of a binge.. i know a lot of poeple that does this,, thanx very much.... im sorry but taking this news very badly, only found out yesterday...
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    ))Denise(( Senior

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    ))Denise(( Senior

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    Sorry, forgot to welcome you to the forum. Daisy will probably be along in the morning with the official greeting for newbies, but in the meantime you can read it here viewtopic.php?f=39&t=26870

    Ask any questions you like and somebody will be able to give you an answer
  4. Grazer

    Grazer Senior

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    You'll be fine having a drink. There is a very rare condition called ketoacidosis? (I believe!) that could occur, but I've never heard of anyone with it. I saw an endocrinologist who specialises in diabetes and he said its fine. Apparently you are only likely to get complications if you are either alcoholic, a seriously heavy drinker or have an existing medical condition (other than diabetes) affecting your liver. Providing you're none of them, enjoy!
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    daisy1 Moderator

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    Hi justbeendiagnosed and welcome to the forum :) The information I usually give to new members mentioned by Denise is at the link that she has posted.

    I have no problem whatsoever drinking alcohol and taking 1500mg metformin per day. But you should not stop taking metformin, and medication and alcohol together is usually not recommended.

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