Display Settings:

Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Age Ageing. 2006 Mar;35(2):200-1.

Metformin-related vitamin B12 deficiency.

Author information

  • 1Medical and Geriatric Unit, Shatin Hospital, New Territories, Hong Kong, China. kwliuhk@yahoo.com

Abstract

Metformin is an invaluable hypoglycaemic agent. We report two cases who had symptomatic vitamin B12 deficiency related to metformin use; the mechanisms are discussed. The clinician must be aware of the possibility of metformin-associated B12 deficiency in users who suffer cognitive impairment, peripheral neuropathy, subacute combined degeneration of the cord or anaemia.

Comment in

PMID:
16495296
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Free full text
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Icon for HighWire
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk