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mustang37b posted:
Hello group, how is everyone doing today? I want to know? I will stop metformin tomorrow, because one lady told me. It's bad for kidneys. I notice a lot of water and my urine is clear yellow. I wonder if it's from the metformin just wondering. I exercise and walked for 35 min. listening to music. You all have a great evening.
mrscora01 responded:
Don't stop taking a prescribed medication because a stranger on the internet told you something. Metformin does not cause kidney damage. It is not good for your kidneys if you already have kidney damage, but it does not cause it. High blood sugar because you are not taking your metformin, could damage your kidneys though.

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Debsbears responded:
You can not stop your meds without your Drs. permission. Listen you just started it and you only take 500mg. I was on 2,000mg everyday for 2 years and my kidneys are fine. Your Drs will keep track of your kidneys.

Just because the lady told you it is bad for your kidneys does not make it right to stop taking it.

With the extra water you are drinking it will make your urine clear yellow that is a good thing. It is not good to have dark urine.. Quit worrying and talk to your Dr. You need the Metformin period or you will have more problems.
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mhall6252 responded:
Don't stop taking the metformin that your doctor prescribed. High blood sugar will wreck your kidneys. Metformin will help control your blood sugar which will protect your kidneys.

Continue to eat properly, get some exercise, and take your metformin. That is what your doctor wants you to do.
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