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Metformin-related vitamin B12 deficiency.

Abstract

Metformin is an invaluable hypoglycaemic agent. We report two cases who had symptomatic vitamin B12 deficiency related to metformin use; the mechanisms are discussed. The clinician must be aware of the possibility of metformin-associated B12 deficiency in users who suffer cognitive impairment, peripheral neuropathy, subacute combined degeneration of the cord or anaemia.

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    Medical and Geriatric Unit, Shatin Hospital, New Territories, Hong Kong, China. kwliuhk@yahoo.com

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    Source

    Age and ageing 35:2 2006 Mar pg 200-1

    MeSH

    Aged, 80 and over
    Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
    Diarrhea
    Female
    Humans
    Hypoglycemic Agents
    Metformin
    Vitamin B 12 Deficiency

    Pub Type(s)

    Case Reports
    Journal Article

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    16495296

    Citation

    Liu, Kin Wah, et al. "Metformin-related Vitamin B12 Deficiency." Age and Ageing, vol. 35, no. 2, 2006, pp. 200-1.
    Liu KW, Dai LK, Jean W. Metformin-related vitamin B12 deficiency. Age Ageing. 2006;35(2):200-1.
    Liu, K. W., Dai, L. K., & Jean, W. (2006). Metformin-related vitamin B12 deficiency. Age and Ageing, 35(2), pp. 200-1.
    Liu KW, Dai LK, Jean W. Metformin-related Vitamin B12 Deficiency. Age Ageing. 2006;35(2):200-1. PubMed PMID: 16495296.
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