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LONG TERM USE OF DIABETES DRUG METFORMIN MAY CAUSE B12 DEFICIENCY.

Discussion in 'Metformin/Biguanides' started by CRPetersen, Mar 10, 2016.

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  1. CRPetersen

    CRPetersen Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @CRPetersen - Thank You, I found it interesting reading the article.:)
     
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    CRPetersen Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Welcome
     
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    This article do not have sufficient research to backup the claim. I believe it might be true also. Just ask vitamin B tablets from the doctor when u r going for your nect appointment . No point to mention this article to your doctor.
     
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    If you click on the links it will give you the research. As for vitamin b 12, you can just buy the supplement if you wish. Point of talking with your doctor is to see if you are low.
     
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    @CRPetersen - Hi. My GP tests my B12 on a yearly basis as I have been taking Metformin for 14 years, and my B12 is always OK. I am tested every 3 months for Ferritin Levels due to having Aneamia, I am prescribed Ferrous Fumarate 2 a day, but only take 1 a day. Got my recent test results yesterday and my Ferritin level is now 23. And my GP is pleased that I have now introduced eggs in my diet.
     
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    That's interesting, I don't remember it ever being tested for me until I specifically asked for it.
     
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