Tox & Hound – MALA-ficence

Predicting Outcome in Metformin Lactic Acidosis by Diane Calello A 56-year-old male with diabetes and hepatitis comes in after an intentional overdose of his own metformin. On evaluation, he is awake and alert but mildly tachycardic. Lab evaluation demonstrates elevated lactate at 4 mmol/L and a pH of 7.3. Will he die? Metformin is one … Continue reading Tox & Hound – MALA-ficence