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    Metformin + Alpha Lipoic Acid

    Information about Metformin + Alpha Lipoic Acid

    Metformin + alpha lipoic acid uses

    Metformin+Alpha Lipoic Acid is used in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus.

    How metformin + alpha lipoic acid works

    This is a combination of two medicines: Metformin and alpha lipoic acid which treat diabetic nerve disease. Metformin is a biguanide which decreases the production and absorption of sugar in your body, and allows better use of existing insulin. Alpha lipoic acid is a naturally occurring fatty acid which has a protective effect of brain and nerve tissue.

    Common side effects of metformin + alpha lipoic acid

    Nausea, Taste change, Loss of appetite, Diarrhea, Stomach pain, Vertigo, Dizziness
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    Written By
    Dr. Betina Chandolia
    MDS, BDS
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Shilpa Garcha
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    22 May 2019 | 02:36 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Metformin + Alpha Lipoic Acid

    • Take it as per the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor. 
    • Monitor your blood glucose level while taking this medicine. 
    • It may cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) when used with other antidiabetic medicines, alcohol or if you delay or miss a meal.
    • Always carry some sugary food or fruit juice with you in case you experience hypoglycemic symptoms such as cold sweats, cool pale skin, tremor, and anxiety.
    • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

    Content on this page was last updated on 22 May, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)