My husband controls his diabetes with Metformin (1-500mg in am and 2- 500mg at pm) he has begun taking Attends- a homeopathic supplement to help with his ADD. Have there been any reported problems with combining these two.
Attend is a homeopathic supplement formulated with 72 specific ingredients that include amino acid combinations (allegedly for the increased production of specific neurotransmitters), Essential Fatty Acids and Phospholipid complexes (supplementation in EFAs and lipid complexes has been shown to be beneficial for ADHD and brain performance in general), and homeopathic medicines (plus targeted micro-nutritionals) for the normal function of the brain and its related neurochemistry.
I am a retired pharmacist (Pharm.D degree) and I could not locate any reported contraindications between the listed ingredients and metformin. That doesn't necessarily mean there aren't any but none that I could find online and none that I am aware of in my background studies of materia medica. A prudent course of action is to simply self-monitor and be aware of any unusual, out-of-the-ordinary symptoms that may arise. Asking your doctor is always a wise decision but probably unlikely to result in any useful information as s/he will probably not be aware of any contraindications either. As an option, you might post a query on the Ask A Patient website to see if anyone else (i.e., any other patient) has experienced or reported any potential adverse side effects or contraindications.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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