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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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oblong white pill from mexico
left my metformin home when I went on a cruise. stopped in mexico at a pharmacy right when you get off the ship....bought a bottle that says mevicfor but white imprint and oblong shape...on side states victory enterpises S.A.DE C.V
Updated 1 day ago.
combitic Global Caplet PVT METFORMIN??
I received Metformin in packets. They have no imprint and upon further I discovered that they do NOT manufacture METFORMIN. I am outraged. Is this the case. I will have to file a dispute and order real Metformin asap I need it for my diabetes. Is this fraud
Updated 1 day ago.
Round Red Pill with MAVI imprint
I picked up a generic refill for metformin. They have alway been white. These are redish with a mavi or mav1 imprint on side. Are they Metformin? ## Hello Scott! How are you? Is it a round, pinkish color with MMN1 on it? If so, then yes, it contains 1,000mgs of Metformin. This medication may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache and hypoglycemia.
Updated 2 days ago.
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glycomet sr 500 use
and having PCOs and Doctor advised to take Glycometsr-500 mg 3 times a day. Checked sugar level was more and now after 2 weeks its normal. does it have any side effects. i have type2 diabetes, when can i stop taking these tablets, now my periods have become regular since 6 mnths,,please can u advise me ## Hi, Nikky! What are you taking them to treat, the diabetes, the PCOS or both? Learn more Metformin details here. There is no cure for Diabetes, you'll always have to manage it to keep your sugar under control. The side effects to this medication may include nausea, dizziness, stomach pain and flatulence. What has your doctor advised? ## Actually i have PCOs also.. But Doctor told diabetes may be due to this reason also told take this until u concieve ## hi, i am havng ...
Updated 3 days ago.
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glycomet SR 500 mg
i hv pcos. Dr. has rescribed me glcomet SR 500 mg. i wanna knw what are its side effects and what is its use. ## Glycomet contains the active ingredient Metformin, this is an oral anti-diabetic medication. It is used to help lower blood sugar and, sometimes, to treat PCOS. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, dry mouth and low blood sugar. You can read more on it here: Is there anything else I can help you with? ## when this tablet should be taken ? before the meals or after the meals? ## father is a dibatics pataint...filling pain in his body..his level of dibetics is low please piscribes some medicene for he is taking glycomet500 sr.... thanking you ## hi, I take glycomet500sr in the evening after meal, but it comes out with the stool in the next m...
Updated 3 days ago.
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difference in metformin 500mg tab zyd and sandoz
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 ...
Updated 4 days ago.
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Gynovit syrup
no periods for last prescribed gynovit syrup.what is the use.what is if it is taken along with metformin tablets also?? ## From what I could gather, Grovit syrup is simply a multivitamin supplement for use in treating vitamin deficiency states as well as increased vitamin demands for pregnancy, lactation, growing children, and even severe infections. The Active ingredients in Grovit syrup are: Vitamin A (palmitate) + Vitamin B complex + Vitamin C + Vitamin D + Vitamin E Based on my research, there are no drug interactions listed between Metformin and Vitamins. So in my honest opinion, you should be fine taking the two together. I hope this helps! ## Should we take gynovit syrup before or after food ## You have to take 10ml trice a day before food.. ## Whether Dexorange sy...
Updated 9 days ago.
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brand name of voglibose metformin and chromium picolinate
CVMET (RPG LIFESCIENCES LTD) Chromium picolinate 200mcg Voglibose .2mg Metformin 500mg SR Cost: 65 INR (10 tab) CVMET Forte (RPG LIFESCIENCES LTD) Chromium picolinate 400mcg Voglibose .3mg Metformin 850mg SR (first time In India) Cost: 85 INR (10 tab) Hope this can help someone who might be searching for more information.
Updated 14 days ago.
aurobindo pharmacy A 13
Just got my Metformin 850 mg refilled and received Aurobindo Pharmacy round white pill with an A on one side and 13 on the other side. I take them in the evening at bedtime and in the morning my glucose is almost as high as it was in the evening! That is not normal for me as my reading in the morning should be way lower! ## Hello, Arnie! How are you doing? My first question is why are you taking it at night? This medication usually needs to be taken during the day, just before a meal, that way it is in your body to work to lower your blood sugar after eating throughout the day. If you're taking it at night, when you aren't eating anything and waking up with a high sugar level, it's most likely that your sugar is dropping too low, while you are sleeping, so your body is stati...
Updated 22 days ago.
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metformin 500 mgm white round tab with H 102 one side other side blank
Home delivery by catamaran has an unusual smell like fish(somewhat offensive).I did not taste the pill and normaly,I swallow the pills.I took the pill for almost 3 weeks.My blood sugar fluctuating.I am following the same diet while I took the Zydus Z on one side&70 on other side I,did not have any problem with it.Iam concerned.Iam a type two diabetic for morethan 1o yrs. ## Hello, Irene! How are you? All Metformin actually has a foul smell to it, it's just that many manufacturers coat the tablets, so it doesn't bother anyone. And your blood sugar should fluctuate to a point, just like blood pressure, it shouldn't always be just one steady number. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 23 days ago.
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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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