Specialist Updates

Warning for psychiatrists prescribing metformin

Psychiatrists need to be careful about prescribing high doses of metformin to manage antipsychotic weight gain as it could trigger pancreatitis, say Queensland psychiatrists.

They have reported a case of a 17-year-old male with treatment-resistant schizophrenia and moderate intellectual disability who experienced nausea and vomiting after being prescribed metformin.

When the metformin dose was