Does metformin have a cancer causing compound as claimed by Dr Scott Olson
Metformin: Does metformin have a cancer... - Diabetes India
Where di this story come from?
"Laboratory analysis of metformin products
FDA continues to investigate the presence of the N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) impurity in metformin approved for sale in the U.S. Metformin is a prescription drug used to control high blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. FDA testing has found NDMA in certain lots of extended release (ER) metformin and is recommending companies recall lots with levels of NDMA above the acceptable intake limit of 96 nanograms per day.
FDA is posting its laboratory results in the table below showing NDMA amounts in metformin products it tested. FDA is also collaborating with international regulators to share testing results for metformin.
For reference, consuming up to the acceptable daily intake limit, 0.096 micrograms (96 nanograms), of NDMA per day is considered reasonably safe for human ingestion based on lifetime exposure. NDMA may increase the risk of cancer if people are exposed to it above the acceptable level and over a long period of time, but a person taking a drug that contains NDMA at-or-below the acceptable daily intake limit every day for 70 years is not expected to have an increased risk of cancer."
Some particular batch of Metformin ER seem to have Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) ....
I presume all members are taking Metformin IR .... NO one takes ER.... IR is immediate release ..... ER is extended release....
Metformin ER 1000 mg is taken once in a day as against Metformin IR500 mg twice daily.
Metformin ER tablet is a bit complex with coating of dual hydrophilic polymer matrix system in the tablet which delays the release of Metformin . ..
In fact for some people Metformin ER could cause stomach pain since the tablet remain undissolved for a longer duration in the day...
I am afraid you need to consult a doctor to get the correct answer, the medication paper work can provide answers as well.!!!
"Take this medicine exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more of it, do not take it more often, and do not take it for a longer time than your doctor ordered. To do so may increase the chance of side effects.
This medicine should come with a Medication Guide. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions."