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starstacer posted:
I was diagnosed with type 2 almost a year ago and I am currently on Metformin. I have been slightly anemic all my life and last month was diagnosed with severe anemia. Is metformin ok to take while being anemic? I was reading the stuff about G6PD deficiency and got all confused.... Also another question about metformin.. Is it safe to take nsaids with it?
Thank you for any help:)
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NWSmom4g responded:
Starstacer, G6PD deficiency is rare and there are tests to diagnose this condition. Discuss this possibility with your doctor. In the meantime, keep up with the Metformin. It's probably the safest Diabetes drug on the market.

Nancy
 
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familyandi responded:
between 400 and 600 million people have G6PD deficiency in various stages. Most people never know they have it and it does not impact their daily life at all.
Metformin can be a reason for anemia in a person with G6PD deficiency , just ask your doctor for a blood test. This test is simple and inexpensive.
 
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Haylen_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi starstacer -

Here is a great resource to check drug information and read user reviews of others who are on a particular medicine.

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Please be sure to check in with your doctor before starting, stopping or changing the dose of any drug or supplement.

Haylen


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