Being Prescribed Metformin After Heart attack

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My hubby had a heart attack in february, he was prescribed the usual medications including metformin as they said he was diabetic. He had never had any symptoms to indicate this condition, when visiting him in the hospital a nurse said after a heart attack glucose levels can rise, it takes about three months to revert back to normal.

Everytime he has been to an appointment I have mentioned what this nurse said and only one nurse agreed it is possible.

Well, they gave him metformin and instead of trying to get him off it, the cardiologist put the dose up even though his level was fine.

Has anyone else been told they were diabetic after a heart attack.

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    Metformin has recently been found to increase people's longevity. Google "metformin" & "longevity." It's a very benign drug. I believe it's benefits outweigh it's risks. Research continues!

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      Hi Jerry,

      Metformin damages the kidneys, it is not a great drug. I also, need to find out if it causes bladder tumors and my initial research bought up 3 or 4 cases of people getting bladder tumors after 2 - 4 months on this drug.

      This post though is because I am curious to know if anyone else has been diagnosed as diabetic after a heart attack.

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      I beg to differ. I just searched for "metformin toxic to the kidneys" and found no kidney toxicity. I did find, "Metformin in patients with chronic kidney disease: strengths and weaknesses. ... Metformin itself is not a nephrotoxic drug. Initially appointed as the safest hypoglycemic agent in chronic kidney disease, its use has been limited in these patients because of the perceived risk of lactic acidosis." So, I would say if you have healthy kidneys, it looks to me like there is no risk to taking metformin.

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      Even doctors know it can damage the kidneys, they have to do a blood test at least once a year to check for any kidney damage.

      It really can cause a lot of damage to the body, it is simple to find by googling metformin and the damage it causes. I have just been reading on the mayo clinic about metformin and the damage it can to to the body.

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