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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 190-192

Metformin poisoning: A complex presentation

Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Al Jahra Hospital, Kuwait

Correspondence Address:
Manish Jagia
Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Post Box No. 2921, Salmiya - 22030
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0019-5049.79890

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The objective of this case report is to highlight presentation, complications and treatment of metformin poisoning. Patient after ingestion of 45gms of metformin developed colicky abdominal pain, severe tachypnea and vomiting. He developed severe lactic acidosis, cardiac arrest, pancreatitis and hemolytic anemia which was treated with charcoal, sodium bicarbonate, early initiation of high volume continuous veno-venous hemofiltration and supportive therapy. Metformin poisoning is a rare presentation and we discuss course of events in the management of metformin poisoning and its associated complications.

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