took metformin after ct scan

  1. I have a patient who took her maintenance medication metformin after the ct scan. Her crea is 91. She is an outpatient. Im worried what will happen
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  3. by   dishes
    Usually there is a radiologist on call who can advise patients what to do, the patient should phone the CT department.
  4. by   Esme12
    The patient needs to call their PCP and department where she got her exam to seek further instructions.....it is recommended to not take it but not forbidden. The Creatinine is 91???? that has to be wrong.
  5. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from NewlyGradBSN
    Her crea is 91. She is an outpatient. Im worried what will happen
    Perhaps the creatinine is 0.91, since I'd imagine someone with a result of 91 would not be alive.
  6. by   KelRN215
    Quote from TheCommuter
    Perhaps the creatinine is 0.91, since I'd imagine someone with a result of 91 would not be alive.
    According to my rudimentary research (via Google), the highest creatinine ever reported was 61.3 so I doubt a patient with a creatinine of 91 would be alive.

    Did the patient get contrast with the CT scan? If not, no worries. If so, with a creatinine of 0.91 they may still be fine: Use of Intravenous Contrast Agents in Patients Receiving Metformin
  7. by   psu_213
    Quote from TheCommuter
    Perhaps the creatinine is 0.91, since I'd imagine someone with a result of 91 would not be alive.
    I was thinking 9.1. Or is this her BUN?
  8. by   Sunflowerinsc
    Is the 91 creatinine level reported measured from another country(not USA) ? Some countries do report lab results in other ways.
    Last edit by Sunflowerinsc on Jul 13, '13 : Reason: Spelling
  9. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from Sunflowerinsc
    Is the 91 creatinine level reported measured from another country(not USA) ? Some countries do report lab results in other ways.
    Now that you mentioned it, a quick search of the OP's posting history indicates (s)he is practicing in the Philippines.
  10. by   Esme12
    The OP is in the Philippines......That was the information I was hoping the OP would return and post so we can give a sufficient answer.
  11. by   CodeteamB
    I'm not sure about the Philipines but if the measurement is in umol/L as we use in Canada then 91 is a very normal creatinine. OP, the patient needs to consult with a physician in regards to this.
  12. by   NewlyGradBSN
    Im sorry guys i was busy and have no access to internet lately. Yep im in the philippines and her crea is normal. Our unit for crea is umol. If im not mistaken.
  13. by   nrsang97
    If the creat was normal the it is probably no big deal.

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