Endocrine Question #29

Question

The nurse instructs a client with Type 2 diabetes on which of the adverse interaction between metformin and cimetidine (Tagamet)?

Answers

  1. Taking metformin with cimetidine will result in increase in metformin levels and risk of hypoglycemia
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  2. Taking metformin with cimetidine will result in decrease levels of metformin and risk of hyperglycemia
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  3. Taking metformin with cimetidine will result in lowered low-density lipoprotein.
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  4. Taking metformin with cimetidine will result in higher levels of lipid production.
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Overview

Explanation

Taking metformin with cimeditine may result in higher levels of metformin, thus possible risk of hypoglycemia. This is important since cimeditine is over-the-counter. The other selections are not true of metformin and cimetidine.

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