Acute renal failure from contrast medium: Beware patients taking metformin…

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7569.653-a (Published 21 September 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:653
  1. John A Sayer, clinical lecturer in medicine (nephrology) (j.a.sayer@ncl.ac.uk)
  1. School of Clinical Medical Sciences, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4HH

    EDITOR—Mathew et al highlight the dangers of contrast induced nephropathy in a patient with type 2 diabetes mellitus.1

    Such patients are often treated with the biguanide metformin, which is excreted by the kidney. Even with normal renal function, …

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