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metmorfin and alcohol

Discussion in 'Metformin/Biguanides' started by thistory, May 21, 2014.

  1. thistory

    thistory Other · Newbie

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    Hello everyone,
    I am 21 years old and i have been using glifor 1000mg(metmorfin) twice a day for 4 months. And i didn't drink alcohol since i started it because of the possible side effects. But next week i will have an event which is going to be one of the most important days in my life. And i am planning to drink alcohol. So what happens if i quit my medicine like for 1 day, drink alcohol that night and then continue to use it again ? I know it is important to use these kind of medicines regularly but i really would like to enjoy this day too. And how long should i wait to drink alcohol, hours, 1 day or maybe more ? I will be so glad if i will receive some advices. Thank you so much !!
  2. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    What are your levels like without alchohol?

    I don't know personally whether that drug has interactions with alchohol.. But hopefully bumping up for you so that someone with experience can offer advice..

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  3. semiphonic

    semiphonic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I'm not medically qualified so this is just my opinion, I also take 1000mg of metformin twice a day, I also drink alcohol on a Friday night (sometimes a Saturday too!). I don't stop taking the metformin when I'm going to have a drink and I've had no side effects yet that I'm aware of.
  4. 2131tom

    2131tom Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi. With the caveat that I'm not medically qualified, either (but I am on 1g Metformin a day), I drink alcohol two or three times a week. My GP's not offered me any advice about not drinking and I've not had any symptoms that I'm aware of, from doing so.

    http://www.diabetes.co.uk/forum/threads/metformin-and-alcohol.24464/ is a pretty full discussion of this specific subject, previously, and http://www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/metformin#faq offers a lot more information on Metformin and the issues/effects surrounding it.

    It's a personal view, but I haven't stopped my medication when I've been out for a drink - then again, I rarely get trollied these days either ......... I think it's probably another situation where granny's wisdom is the best advice to adopt: "Everything in moderation, chuck", she used to say. "Everything in moderation."
  5. Scandichic

    Scandichic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My consultant told me that I could have 2-3 glasses a week. I take 1 x 500 metformin tablet and ramaprilramapril
  6. Anie

    Anie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I take 2 x metformin 2x a day, and drink alcohol on a regular basis. I don't restrict what I drink and haven't had any side effects (apart from a bad head the following day on a couple of occasions -nothing to do with the medication!!!) Go and enjoy yourself -but avoid the 'bad head'

    I think that the side effect bit on the medication leaflet is about if you drink lots on a regular basis.

    Don't not take your medication as I suspect that the alcohol won't be the only thing you will be eating or drinking that may be a little bit different to your regular diet.

    BTW I'm not medically qualified either, but I am in charge of my life!
  7. PatsyB

    PatsyB Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I was adviced when I started taking metformin to Stop taking them the day before if going to be drinking, then resume taking them again the day after,
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