Treating Metformin Overdose

April 7th, 2012 by | Category: Medicine

Metformin Overdose is a common problem and the possibility of overdose is more amongst people as this prescription medicine is consumed for treating Type II diabetes. And Diabetes these days is a common health issue.

Effects of a metformin overdose varies and depends on a variety of factors, like the amount of metformin consumed or whether it was consumed with any other medicines, it was taken while one had already had alcohol, drugs etc.

If you or someone you know happens to overdose on metformin, it is advised that medical attention is given to the patient immediately. The possible symptoms of Metformin overdose may be two; Lactic acidosis and Low Blood Pressure. Symptoms of each of them are given below.

Symptoms of Lactic acidosis are: Muscle pain, feeling tired, week and exhausted, trouble breathing, abnormal stomach pain, dizziness, and in some cases when medical attention is not given on time or given very late Metformin Overdose may lead to loss of life also.
Symptoms of low blood pressure due to Metaformin overdose are Extreme hunger, Dizziness, Sweating, Cold sweats and Shakiness, and Blurred vision. Sometimes the symptoms can be extreme like Changes in behavior, such as irritability, Loss of coordination, Difficulty speaking, Confusion, Loss of consciousness, Coma, Seizure and in the cases when the patient is not given medical attention on time it can result in death of the person who has overdosed on Metformin.

On Metformin overdose patient the doctor may use certain medicines or put a tube into the stomach to “pump the stomach.” As a result of this certain other complications may occur and to deal with it the doctors may have to opt for supportive treatments. Supportive treatment of Metformin Overdose may include Dialysis, Fluids through an intravenous line (IV), A sugar (glucose) solution to increase blood sugar, and other treatments depending on complications that occur in individual patient.

The best advice is that when you suspect Metaformin overdose take the patient to the hospital without wasting any time. There are home remedies; self help plans to deal with Metformin overdose.

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Comment by anonomuous
2009-08-13 23:41:55

thanks for the help i know what to take now to overdose on

Comment by Alice
2010-03-17 15:04:49

What a retard….

Comment by bishavonna
2010-04-19 20:56:00

hey alice. dont be a bitch. overdose on the drugs, whore.

Comment by krystal
2012-04-13 22:55:24

I think suicide is selfish and it hurts people around you in your life who love you.My 2 year old daughter found a metformin pill my visiting grandma dropped took it and went through every symptom of overdose besides death but was minutes away from it,can you imagine how it feels being a mother holding your child in your arms while she has seizures and then goes limp and becomes unresponsive,I came within 6 minutes of losing my daughter without knowing it and the pain I felt is unbearable,its a helpless feeling and makes you feel like you failed as a parent,although my child didnt know what she took would do that I could have taken proper cautions to prevent this from happening,now imagine how your mom,dad or whoever has that undescribable love for you would feel,you would hurt them.Suicide is not a joke by any means and all of you that commented on such a serious topic is a heartless was are pathetic exscuses for a human being may god find mercy on your souls when judgement day comes.

Comment by Bob
2010-08-28 17:02:46

Eastern European trash I assume.

Comment by Helen
2010-10-21 22:10:44

Thanks for advise i know wot to look out for im not diebetic doc gave them me for my polycystic ovarian syndrome

Comment by exotic
2010-11-05 06:47:16

im going overdoes on them now

Comment by exotic
2010-11-05 06:47:41

thank for help

Comment by roby
2011-02-12 05:19:52

i going now

Comment by carolyn
2011-11-03 20:56:34

What is wrong with you?

Comment by zola
2012-02-04 04:11:16

short cut to Hell…… Overdose it….

Comment by Terri
2012-08-10 14:24:40

I guess my neighbor visited this site yesterday. I got word in the afternoon that metformin was what she was going to the hospital for overdosing on. I worked to get off that med and now don’t have to take it at all. She has kids and I think it was selfish for her to not be thinking about them when she did this to herself.

Comment by Shallow
2013-03-01 03:45:57

Non-functioning grey matter all around here. If you need a prescription to buy it, then it’s possible to overdose on, right along with dozens of over-the-counter medications and a lot of health supplements. Heck, just force yourself to drink one gallon of water per hour, for only 2-3 hours. Your odds of survival are NOT good.

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