Category: Diabetes

Metformin Overview

Metformin, marketed under the tradename Glucophage among others, is the first-line medication for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.[3][4] This is particularly true in people who are overweight.[5] It is also used in the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome.[3] Limited evidence suggests metformin may prevent the cardiovascular disease and cancer complications of diabetes.[6][7] It is not associated with weight gain.[7] It is taken by mouth.[3] Metformin is generally well tolerated.[8] Common...

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DBX- 13 scam
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In January 2013 - I recently purchased a subscription to the Health Sciences Institute (HSI) newsletter and got the book "Miracles from the Vault." I scoured the pages to find DBX-13 which they advertised as the diabetes miracle cure, and couldn't find it anywhere. I called HSI, and after three attempts and by threatening to take them to court for false advertising, a response finally came by email. DBX-13 is called X-Cravings. But get this... it is no longer being manufactured. X-Cravings appears to be a formula to help you stop craving food... a diet product... and I guess they apparently felt this would help you lose weight which would help your diabetes. I placed a call to the manufacturer of X-Cravings, Nutricology. Tel: (800)545-9960 who claims they don't know that...
Updated 1 day ago.
can i take 1 extra metformin if my sugar spikes high
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I take 1 metformin hcl 500mg daily--if my sugar spiks to 375 can I take a 1 more pill 10 hr. later? ## if my sugar spikes to 375 can I take 1 more metform 500mg appox. 10 hrs. after my 1 daily dose ## Even after taking one tablet of glyciphase containing metformin if the reading continues at above 200 I think you should take additional tablet not glyciphase itself you should take on doctor's advice another like Trivolib 2 combination glimepiride, voglibose and metformin. ## Hello, Patty! How are you? You need to speak to your doctor about this issue. If your current dosage isn't controlling your blood sugar throughout the day, you may need a dosage adjustment, a time released formulation of the medication, or a different medication altogether. Do you watch what you eat to keep y...
Updated 1 day ago.
What Do All Metformin Pills Look Like
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What does Metformin 1000 mg look like in all forms? ## Metformin is a generic medication, so it is manufactured by several different companies and they will all have different markings to enable their identification, thus there is really no way I could post what all of them look like and the descriptions. Just to give you a few examples... White, oblong, 93 on one side, 7214 on the opposite. White, oblong, GP 128. White, oblong, Z 71. and white, oval, C 474 are all examples of 1000mg Metformin tablets. Learn more Metformin details here. Do any of these match the tablet you're questioning? If not, then please post back with the markings from it, as well as the basic description and I'll gladly check it for you! ## I received a new prescription of Metformin HCL tabs and they are d...
Updated 4 days ago.
amneal pharma gluten free
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Could you tell me if Metformin 500 mg is gluten free. It has IP 218 printed on the pill itself. Much appreciated. ## Hello, DA! How are you? Amneal lists the inactive ingredients as being acacia, maltodextrin and propylene glycol, so yes, it is gluten free. The FDA lists the typical side effects of Metformin as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, flatulence, stomach pain and hypoglycemia. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Is spironolactone gluten free? ## Is skalexril (muscle relaxant) gluten free? Why does it make Me keep typing?
Updated 6 days ago.
metformin 500mg oval white tablet 93 48
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M357 OVAL ## Yes, the tablet with the 93 48 marking contains 500mgs of Metformin, which is an oral antidiabetic medication that's used to help lower and control blood sugar levels. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, hypoglycemia and flatulence. And the tablet with the M 357 marking contains 5mgs of Hydrocodone and 500mgs of Acetaminophen, the active ingredients in Lortab, Norco, Vicodin and others. This is a narcotic analgesic that has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation. Learn more Metformin details here and you can learn more Vicodin details here. Another note that needs to be added here is that as of 2013, the FDA has made a request that all manufacturers lower the amount of Aceta...
Updated 13 days ago.
metformin recalls
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What is the protocol for warning patients, pharmacists, etc. in the event a medication is causing adverse effects? Do we have to await for the ambulance chasers TV commercials warning us of legal suits or is there an entity policing the prescription/consumer industry? ## What I am referring to above are the apparent side effects related to the "uncontrolled or unmonitored" fillers used in the manufacture of generic drugs like Metformin. Is there anyone monitoring these generic drugs as to what is being added to them? What is the regulated purity rates / ratios that the manufacturers should be held to? Where could I take my metformin to get evaluated to find out why it made me so physically ill? And doubled my bg readings from @ 90 to 190? Does this pill evaluation need to come f...
Updated 16 days ago.
norethisterone 5mg dose to induce period?
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I have not had a cycle since having my son a year ago. I also have PCOS. I have taken 5mg Norethisterone tablets 3 times a day for 5 days. It has been 3 days now and although I had period pains on the last day of the tablets I have no signs of my period arriving. Do you think my dose was high enough? Many thanks. ## Hello, Lucy! How are you? Is that the dose your doctor advised you to take? Generally, missing your periods isn't a problem, unless you're trying to get pregnant again, so it's not anything to worry about. However, most women do get their periods about 3 days, or so, after stopping it. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, irritability, and PMS-like symptoms. Are you on any other medications? ## I also take metf...
Updated 18 days ago.
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5-160 blood preasure med ## I am having difficulty in swallowing, soar throat, accumulated saliva in throat passage. strange coughing episodes.. ## These are other medications I am taking. Metformin,Metoprolol Wafarin. Glimepride, Vastitin, ## Hi Margie, My findings state that there are potentially unsafe interactions that apply to all of the medications you are currently taking besides Warfarin. Quoted below are the precautions you should be aware of: "Exforge (amlodipine/valsartan) and Simvastatin (if this isn't the type of Vistatin you are taking please post back with the correct information): Talk to your doctor before using Simvastatin together with Amlodipine. Combining these medications may significantly increase the blood levels of simvastatin. This can increase the risk...
Updated 22 days ago.
Side Effects Of Myrin P Forte
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mmein nay apna blood test karya hai ,us mein TB aee hai .tb kay cell more than 20 thay .mein nay ek mah myrin p porte kahii hai ,jb mein ny myrin p forte kahai tuu mere tbhut bht khrab rhtii thi .mein n ek mah k bad phr test karya .us test mein meay cekk 16 ayy .mein bht khush hoe .5 days k bad mein n phr duaii start krr dii .mein n pochna hai k merayy ya 16 cell 3 mah tak khtam ho jyn gyy .qk mein 3 mah tak medicine lyna chati hon bs .mjy bht gotan hoti hai duai sayy .or myrin p forte kiya mein lunch or dinner s 2 ghantay phley be kh sakti hon ,mein 3 tblets kha rhi hon.plz mjy reply krn ## I'm 59, diabetic & taking Myrin P Forte. Today 7/16/13 is my 10th day of treatment @ 4 tabs /day and i still feel as i am when i started. Is it premature to feel (the effect) the relief of m...
Updated 25 days ago.
Metformin tinnitus/hearing loss
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Doctor put me on Metformin, two days after I started experiencing severe stomach pain and tinnitus in one ear. Went to ER, told it was side effects of this drug. I stopped taking Metformin. The stomach pain stopped but I still after 7 days have the tinnitus in my ear. I have read several forums that talk about ringing in the ears while on this medication. I started taking B12 to see if that would help but nothing so far. Has anyone experienced hearing loss after or while taking Metformin? My doctor never told me of this side effect. I think it should be shown as a definite side effect of this drug. ## Hello, Bill! How are you? Yes, those can be side effects of this medication, however, they can also be side effects of uncontrolled diabetes and high blood pressure, as reported by the NIH...
Updated 25 days ago.

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Solution: 100mg/ml, 500mg/5ml
  • Tablet: 1000mg, 1gm, 500mg, 625mg, 750mg, 850mg
  • Tablet, Extended Release: 1000mg, 1gm, 500mg, 750mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Metformin: (502 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0093-1048 Metformin Hydrochloride 500 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-1049 Metformin Hydrochloride 850 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-7212 Metformin Hydrochloride 750 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-7214 Metformin Hydrochloride 1 Gm Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-7267 Metformin Hydrochloride 500 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0179-0178 Metformin Hydrochloride 1000 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
  • 0179-0183 Metformin Hydrochloride 850 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
  • 0179-1979 Metformin Hydrochloride 500 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
  • 0185-0213 Metformin Hydrochloride 500 mg Oral Tablet by Eon Labs, Inc.
  • 0185-0215 Metformin Hydrochloride 850 mg Oral Tablet by Eon Labs, Inc.
  • 0185-0221 Metformin Hydrochloride 1 Gm Oral Tablet by Eon Labs, Inc.
  • 0185-4416 Metformin Hydrochloride 500 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Tablet by Eon Labs, Inc.
  • 0228-2657 Metformin Hydrochloride 500 mg Oral Tablet by Actavis Elizabeth LLC
  • 0228-2715 Metformin Hydrochloride 850 mg Oral Tablet by Actavis Elizabeth LLC
  • 0228-2718 Metformin Hydrochloride 1 Gm Oral Tablet by Actavis Elizabeth LLC
  • 0228-2728 Metformin Hydrochloride 750 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Tablet by Actavis Elizabeth LLC
  • 0228-2740 Metformin Hydrochloride 500 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Tablet by Actavis Elizabeth LLC
  • 0378-0234 Metformin Hydrochloride 500 mg Oral Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-0240 Metformin Hydrochloride 850 mg Oral Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-0244 Metformin Hydrochloride 1 Gm Oral Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
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Other drugs which contain Metformin or a similar ingredient: (35 results)

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