Does the antidiabetic drug metformin affect embryo development and the health of brown trout (Salmo trutta f. fario)?

  • Autor:

    Jacob, S. / Dötsch, A. / Knoll, S. / Köhler, H.-R. / Rogall, E. / Stoll, D. / Tisler, S. / Huhn, C. / Schwartz, T. /  Zwiener, C. / Triebskorn, R. (2018)

  • Quelle:

    Environmental Sciences Europe201830:48,

  • Datum: Dezember 2018


Due to the rising number of type 2 diabetes patients, the antidiabetic drug, metformin is currently among those pharmaceuticals with the highest consumption rates worldwide. Via sewage-treatment plants, metformin enters surface waters where it is frequently detected in low concentrations (µg/L). Since possible adverse effects of this substance in aquatic organisms have been insufficiently explored to date, the aim of this study was to investigate the impact of metformin on health and development in brown trout (Salmo trutta f. fario) and its microbiome.