Adult metformin ingestions reported to Texas poison control centers, 2000–2006

  title={Adult metformin ingestions reported to Texas poison control centers, 2000–2006},
  author={Mathias B. Forrester},
  journal={Human and Experimental Toxicology},
  pages={575 - 583}
  • M. Forrester
  • Published 1 July 2008
  • Medicine
  • Human and Experimental Toxicology
Metformin is an oral hypoglycemic agent used in the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Limited information exists on adult metformin ingestions reported to poison control centers. The distribution of adult metformin ingestions reported to Texas poison control centers during 2000–2006 was determined for various factors. In addition, triage guidelines for the management of isolated ingestions were drafted. Of 1528 total metformin ingestions, 58% involved coingestants. Of the 264 ingestions… 

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