The widely used diabetes drug metformin could be used in patients with chronic inflammatory conditions to reduce the side effects of steroids such as serious infections, a proof of concept trial suggests. In the phase II trial 53 patients with a range of chronic inflammatory conditions were given a median dose of 20 mg prednisolone ...
Metformin reverses the side-effects of glucocorticoids
By Nicola Garrett
28 Feb 2020