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Is it risky to take alcohol with diabetic medication? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   hi
User :   its just a question on some medication that i have
User :   and how it can affect me
Doctor :   please go on
User :   well im diabetic and take metformin solution 500mg the liquid, the metformin tablets were too big to swallow for me
Doctor :   yes
User :   but i also take blood presure tablets the bendroflumethiazide 2.5mg
User :   the thing is that i took too much metformin solution and too many bendroflumethiazide and went out on the drink that night. so also had lots of alchole ,
User :   im ok but i was wondering by doin that could it be life threating
Doctor :   Yeah taking metformin and alcohol is not adviced
Doctor :   that can lead to a serious reaction a times called lactic acidosis
Doctor :   so the alcohol and metformin interact
User :   and wat about the bendroflumethiazide will that affect me ?
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User :   ok thanks for your help :)
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