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Which of the following adverse effects is specific to the biguanide diabetic drug metformin (Glucophage) therapy?



A. Hypoglycemia
B. GI distress
C. Lactic acidosis
D. Somulence

This question is part of NCLEX Sample Questions for Pharmacology 1(Exam Mode) by RNpedia.com
Asked by RN pedia, Last updated: Jan 17, 2020

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A.Jeff

A.Jeff

Answered Apr 25, 2018

Lactic acidosis is a medical condition characterized by the buildup of lactate (especially L-lactate) in the body, which results in an excessively low pH in the bloodstream. It is a form of...Read More
 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Jan 26, 2017

Lactic acidosis

Lactic acidosis is the most dangerous adverse effect of metformin administration with death resulting in approximately 50 percent of individuals who develop lactic acidosis...Read More
 

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