Do not confuse metformin with metronidazole.
Patients stabilized on a diabetic regimen who are exposed to stress, fever, trauma, infection, or surgery may require administration of insulin. Withhold metformin and reinstitute after resolution of acute episode.
» Metformin should be temporarily discontinued in patients requiring surgery involving restricted intake of food and fluids. Resume metformin when oral intake has resumed and renal function is normal.
» Withhold metformin before or at the time of studies requiring IV administration of iodinated contrast media and for 48 hr after study.
: Administer metformin with meals to minimize GI effects.
» XR tablets must be swallowed whole; do not crush or chew.
metFORMIN has been found in Davis's Drug Guide
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