Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
Metformin is an oral hypoglycemic agent that is commonly used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. While metformin-associated metabolic acidosis is a widely recognized side effect of this drug, metformin-induced hepatotoxicity has been rarely reported in the literature. We present herein the case of a 52-year-old male in whom metformin-associated lactic acidosis and metformin-induced hepatotoxicity developed.
Metformin, metformin-associated lactic acidosis, hepatotoxicity, side effect
AKSAY, ERSİN; YANTURALI, SEDAT; BAYRAM, BAŞAK; HOCAOĞLU, NİL; and KIYAN, SELAHATTİN (2007) "A Rare Side Effect of Metformin: Metformin-Induced Hepatotoxicity," Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences: Vol. 37: No. 3, Article 10. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/medical/vol37/iss3/10