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    Flushing with Metformin
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    Justhealthier posted:
    A friend of mine asked if getting red in the face and neck something like hot flashes a reaction to the Regular form of Metformin. I have no clue because I don't take it.

    I tried looking up the side effects and this is not listed - does or did anyone else have this when they first started using it? How long before it goes away?
    Always appreciate the small things in life - Julie
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    nutrijoy responded:
    In a study group of 88,800 patient reports to the FDA, 1,612 patients (1.8%) reported incidences of facial flushing not unlike what most people experience when taking high niacin doses. I'm not sure how long it lasts (or if the symptoms even subside over time) but the prudent thing might be to report it to the doctor as it could be the result of interaction with other meds or substances.


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