Metformin Doesn't Play Nice with B12

Wilke, Allan J.
July 2010
Internal Medicine Alert;7/15/2010, Vol. 32 Issue 13, p97
Vitamin B12 levels fall, and continue to fall, with continued metformin use in patients already receiving insulin.


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