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Contraindications & Precautions in Use of Metformin | Diabetes Mellitus

Purpose:

To identify possible contraindications for the use of metformin in a patient with diabetes mellitus.

Specialty:

Endocrinology
Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

risk factors, prevention

ICD-10:

E10-E14, T38.3

Description:

Metformin is a commonly used oral agent for patients with noninsulin dependent diabetes mellitus. It should not be used if certain contraindications are present.

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