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metformin and alcohol

Discussion in 'Metformin/Biguanides' started by Buttons11, Mar 29, 2017.

  1. kevkevkev

    kevkevkev Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've been on metformin for over 3 years and have at least 1 night out a week and also have a lads day out (all day and night drinking) at least twice a year in blackpool and i'm still here and and healthier now than i was 3 years ago. I gave up lots when diagnosed, wasn't willing to give up my social life too!
     
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  2. LittleGreyCat

    LittleGreyCat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    As far as I know you are drinking in moderation if you are drinking less than your GP.:happy:

    Oh, and
    Apart from the (unusual?) sleepiness after a few drinks I don't seem to have the other symptoms.
    As others have noted, the notes with medication are mainly arse covering by the drug companies.

    As ever, drink to your meter.
     
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    Steve978 Type 2 · Member

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    Hi everyone I'm new to this forum and find it great that I am not on my own anymore.I have type2 diabetes and take 2 metformin tablets 500 mg twice daily, The doctor stated that a few beers would not harm me at all and I try and stick to that. Statins I've stopped taking them again due to the side effects which are muscle and joint pains I will see the doctor again soon and he will prescribe me with a different type of statin again not sure how many types of statins there are.
     
  4. Cook1e

    Cook1e Type 2 · Newbie

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    I specifically asked the question at the Diabetis Clinic yesterday having been recently diagnosed and started on Metaformin a couple of weeks ago. I was told that as long as I stick to the guidelines (14 units per week, drinking spread over 3 or more days with non alcohol days etc) then drinking alcohol is not a problem with the Metaformin. I had just been quizzed on how much I drink and I had already reduced my intake about 18 months ago anyway and am averaging under 12 units a week now anyway and gone are the days when I'd knock back 5 or 6 pints in an evening like I used too before I reduced my input!
     
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  5. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    I'll drink to that one mate. [​IMG]
     
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  6. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    With my luck I am sure that I would have every side effect ever considered possible.
     
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