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2022 Dec 01

Ann Pharm Fr

[Prospective Cross-sectional Study on Adverse Effects of Metformin Hydrochloride on 130 Patients Type 2 Diabetic Admitted to Medical Center and Diabetes Home of Sidi Bel-Abbès.].


Metformin Hydrochloride is an antidiabetic used for many years, currently; it considered the first choice in treatment of type 2 diabetes (T2D). It decreases insulin resistance, doesn't induce hypoglycaemia, increases glucose utilization in the liver and skeletal muscle, and decreases hepatic glucose production. Its adverse effects (AE) are gastrointestinal, decrease in vitamin B12 absorption, abnormalities of hemogram and rarely skin reactions. The objective of this study was to report the type and frequency of AEs of Metformin Hydrochloride used in the therapeutic management of T2D patients admitted to the medical center and the diabetes home of Sidi Bel-Abbès in Algeria.