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Metformin Overview

Metformin (BAN, USAN and INN, pronounced /mtfrmn/, met-FAWR-min; sold as Glucophage) is an oral antidiabetic drug in the biguanide class. It is the first-line drug of choice for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, in particular, in overweight and obese people and those with normal kidney function.[3][4][5] Its use in gestational diabetes has been limited by safety concerns. It is also used in the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome, and has been investigated for other diseases where insulin ...

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i have b taken for 2 week and my belly look like i going to blow out ## Hello Anita! How are you? This tablet is manufactured by Amneal Pharmaceuticals and they list it as containing 500mgs of Metformin, which the FDA classifies as an oral anti-diabetic medication. Bloating is listed as a normal side effect of this medication, along with nausea, dizziness, headache, flatulence and hypoglycemia. However, the good news is that side effects tend to be transient and go away, after your body gets used to the medication. You should see an improvement in about 2 more weeks, if not, please consult your doctor. Is there anything else I can help with?
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I have noticed the poor fasting test numbers that I am experiencing with the Glibizide 5mg extended release and the metformin 500 extended release. a1c numbers now at 7.5 from 6.4.. Is this normal with extended release meds and blood sugar testing results? ## Hello, Tony! How are you? I'm sorry about the problem that you're having. No, usually the controlled release medications give you better control over your blood sugar. Has anything else changed, such as changing your diet? Are you on any other medications? Has your activity level changed? The FDA classifies these as being oral antidiabetic medications and their typical side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, stomach pain, flatulence and hypoglycemia.
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Have taken this brand for 2 years with no problems but last refill was told pharmacy can't get it anymore. Tried Teva and have stomach issues, anxiety and palpitations. Tried Solco and felt horrid. Is Sandoz not making met anymore? ## Hello, JJ! How are you? Apparently, there is a shortage of the raw ingredients required to manufactured Metformin, so some manufacturers have been unable to maintain and distribute a supply. The situation is expected to resolve, but there's no way of knowing for sure when it will occur. Have you tried the name brand? You might want to ask your doctor about writing for it, so you can't be given a generic, at least while this issue continues. The FDA classifies Metformin as being an oral antidiabetic medication that is most commonly used to help ...
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Glycomet 500 Mg Side Effects
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my mother has been prescribed Glycomet 500 mg. But after she has started the medicine, she is experiencing problem of Piles. Is this problem related to glycomet ## Glycomet contains the active ingredient Metformin, it is an oral antidiabetic agent, used to help lower or control blood sugar. It is not known to cause hemorrhoids. Has she consulted her doctor? It is difficult to say how any medication will affect any individual and thus, it may or may not be related. It could also be due to dietary changes, if she's had to adjust what she eats, due to being diabetic. If she's been constipated, at all, and straining to have bowels movements, that may be contributing to the problem. ## effects of glycomet on pregnancy ## i was given glycomet 500mg but soon problem started wth me that...
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Metformin Hcl 500 Mg Side Effects
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can i use tab.Metformin for weight reduction? i wanted to know the side effects of Metformin ## I wouldn't count on using an anti-diabetic drug for weight loss. Your best bet is a healthy change in eating habits and regular exercise. A pill won't lose the weight for you. Sorry to sound blunt, but it would be ignorant to think otherwise. As far as side effects go...the most common adverse effect of metformin is gastrointestinal upset, including diarrhea, cramps, nausea, vomiting and increased flatulence; metformin is more commonly associated with gastrointestinal side-effects than most other anti-diabetic drugs. The most serious potential side-effect of metformin use is lactic acidosis; this complication is very rare, and the vast majority of these cases seem to be related to com...
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difference in metformin 500mg tab zyd and sandoz
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I have taken metformin 500mg tabs Sandoz for years today when I picked up my medicine they gave me metformin 500 mg tab zyd. What is the difference in the two? ## Hello, Deb! How are you? Sandoz and Zydus are just the manufacturers, so that's the only difference based on what you've posted. Your pharmacy is just carrying one that's been manufactured by a different company. Learn more Metformin details here. Are there any other questions or concerns? ## that just happened to me also, i went from the sandoz to the zyd (metformin 500mg) , the zyd is bigger and ive been on it a couple weeks, ever since they switched, (same pharmacy,(walmart) same drugest) so why the 2 different pills?..back to my comment, ever since they switched me to this bigger pill ive had a hard time going ...
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Glycomet Sr 500MG Side Effects
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Hi i am 33 yrs old..My doc advised me to have Glycomet 500mg twice a day as i was dignosed with POS with hish insulin levels...since i have started the med i am having a lot of hair this the side effect of this med?? ## Glycomet contains the active ingredient Metformin and yes, it can cause hair loss as a side effect, it's actually sometimes prescribed to treat hirsutism. Learn more Glycomet details here. How severe is it? ## Hello My doctor advised me to take Glycomet. 500 mg 3 times a day for 6 months (starting with 1 eventually increasing to 3 in a month) as was detected with PCOS. please let make me aware the side effects as I am in non medical field I have no idea and also I felt very drowsy after my 1st dose. ## I M 32 yrs , i m suffering from diabetes from last 3 mo...
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I have some pills that are suppose to be metformin. It is round one side has SG and the other side has 105. Is this the right pill? ## Hello, Mary! How are you? This tablet is manufactured by ScieGen Pharmaceuticals and they list it as containing 500mgs of Metformin, which is an oral antidiabetic medication. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, stomach pain, flatulence and hypoglycemia. Is there anything else I can help with?
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beer side effects
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i am a diabetic taking metformin 500 mg and duxet 20 mgfor depression.frequetly i drink beer about 1800 is harmful? please advoice ## The reason you are told not to mix alcohol with prescription medications, is because it can enhance/worse the side effects. With Metformin, these can include: nausea, flatulence, low blood sugar and sun sensitivity. Duxet contains the active ingredient Duloxetine, an SNRI antidepressant. Side effects can include: nausea, drowsiness, dry mouth and seratonin syndrome. Read more: Do you have any other questions? ## I am type 2 diabetic, can I have about 2 or 3 beers a week ? ## Looking for info on beer consumption (1 or 2. Two times / week) with 125 dose of Tikosyn
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White colour ## I am diabetic. My doctor has prescrbed tablet MELMET 1000 SR to be taken twice a day after food. Please let me know how good is this tablet and are there any known side-effects to this tablet. ## Taking an Higher dose SR Tablets twice day may reduce the SUGAR level at the very fast rate. So it is advice to check the SUGAR level constantly. If u feel Giddiness, kindly check with your Physician. Please Be regular at your DIET. Also regular Excesice will help to become HEALTHY again. ## Melmet is a brand name from India for the medication Metformin, commonly sold in the US under the name Glucophage. This is an antidiabetic drug, used to help lower blood sugar. Some of the most common side effects include: nausea, diarrhea, headache and low blood sugar. You can read more abo...
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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.

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