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Metformin alert

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Jo_the_boat, Jan 6, 2022.

  1. Jo_the_boat

    Jo_the_boat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    NicoleC1971 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Bit worried when I read the headline re metformin and carcinogens but it refers to a specific 33 batches in the US so probably best to keep taking the tablets in the UK. I wouldn't tell my dad not to take a safe drug that is linked to reduction in cancers.
     
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  3. Oldvatr

    Oldvatr Type 2 · Expert

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    Seems to be batch related
    "The affected tablets were manufactured in India by Cadila Healthcare Limited and distributed in the U.S. by Viona."
    Also it appears to be regional or local to the environment where the French Lily plants are farmed or processed. The Uk has not withdrawn this drug so far. We may be at risk from imported supplies. Web pharmacy products purchased online may also be at risk.
     
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  4. Riva_Roxaban

    Riva_Roxaban Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It's old news rehashed over the last couple of years.

    It's still available in Australia.
     
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