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Forum Name: Diabetes

Question: Diabetes, Metformin and Lipex. Vomitting.

 Isobel. - Mon Aug 13, 2007 7:14 am

Hi, just inquiring on behalf of my Dad.
He's 42 years old and was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes New Years 2005. He also has high blood pressure.
He's been taking Metformin and Lipex tablets since his diagnosis.
The last 4 weekends he's been really ill with it.
We're not sure if it's something he's maybe eating over the weekend that is reacting with his pills? But they last 4 Monday's he's been ill, naseaus, vomitting and diarohea.
Just wondering if you know what could be causing this? It's never been like this before.
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:59 am

User avatar Hi Isobel,

It is possible that your father has a stomach virus but these generally will not last 4 weeks. The metformin can cause lactic acidosis as a side effect. This could make a person vomit and feel quite ill.

I would recommend he see his doctor for an evaluation and some testing to see if he is developing a medication side effect.

Best wishes.

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