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Foods to avoid while taking Metformin

Metformin is an FDA-approved drug for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. When coupled with dietary adjustments and physical activity, it has a proven track record of successfully reducing blood sugar levels. Aside from its official usage in treating Type 2 diabetes, metformin has other off-label applications, such as managing PCOS, gestational diabetes, and drug-induced weight gain.

Metformin is usually safe for most individuals to consume. Although it is usually well-tolerated, it does have the potential to induce gastrointestinal side effects such as diarrhea and vomiting. By following a balanced diet on a daily basis, you may reduce your risk of these adverse effects and increase the efficacy of metformin. Yoshua Quinones, MD, an internist with the Medical Offices of Manhattan, has some key takeaways about what to avoid if you are taking it. Read the article.