Lactic acidosis is a potential adverse event related to metformin therapy. Although metformin-associated lactic acidosis (MALA) is a rare condition (about 10 cases / 100,000 patients / year), new cases continue to be reported, with a mortality of 40-50%. We describe two clinical cases characterized by severe metabolic acidosis, hyperlactacidemia, and acute renal injury. The first also with NSTEMI, successfully treated.
Keywords: lactic acidosis, metformin, acute renal failure