Metformin

Category: Diabetes



Metformin Overview

Metformin, marketed under the trade name Glucophage among others, is the first-line medication for the treatment of type 2 diabetes,[3][4] particularly 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 side effect...

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Metformin ER 500 mg. Tab by Mylan
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I got my Metformin refilled and I always have gotten the white oval tablet that has IP 178 on it. This time it is a large round pinkish beige color with M and then underneath that is MN2. Please let me know if this is a form of Metformin? ## Yes, this tablet is manufactured by Mylan Pharmaceuticals and they list it as containing 500mgs of Metformin in a time released formulation. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, stomach pain, flatulence, and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with?
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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...
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metformin smell
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why does it smell like fish? ## I got my script refilled the other day and the new one smells like fish too! My first bottle (different manufact) did not smell like fish. Beginning to wonder if it is of good quaility ## It is an odor from one of the fillers they use in making the medication, nothing to worry about. Since each company that makes the generic version of med can use different fillers, then some might have the odor and some won't. ## Yes, it is too something to worry about! With all the horrible cheap fillers being used these days by money grubbing foreign countrues - killing our animals and probably us too. The brand I got from Walgreens is fine - even old pills dont take on a smell. But the cheap kind sold by Walmart and as I know of, Strogers hospital in chicago smell...
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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
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SIDE AFFECT OF METFORMIN HCL500MG TAB ## Metformin, a generic for Glucophage, is used to treat Diabetes. Side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, dry mouth and headache. You can read more here: Is there anything else I can help you with? ## how safe is it to take metformin hcl 500mg with hydrochlorot 12.5mg,prednisone,levothyroxin 50mcg ? ## Well, only your doctor can decide if it is appropriate and safe for you to use any certain combination of medications. Are they aware of what all you are taking? Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic, used to help control blood pressure and edema. Prednisone is a corticosteroid, used to treat allergic reactions, pain and inflammation. Levothyroxine is a thyroid hormone. As to possible interactions, the use of the Levothyroxine and the Prednisone ma...
Updated 3 days ago.
 
Metformin for PCOS during pregnancy
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I'm a patient with PCOS and have been taking krimson-35 for the last 2.5 years. Recently I have stopped taking krimson-35 because I want to conceive. So I would like to know if I can take metformin for my PCOS, and if so, can I continue using it during my pregnancy?
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Hair thicker and hair fall
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I would like to know what tablet can take for hair thicker and hair fall wity out doctor prescription ## I'm a type 2diebetic and I take metformin 500 mg pills and novilin 70/30 insulin what can I take or do to make my hair grow back Fuller thicker longer quicker like yesterday ??
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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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Side Effects Of Melmet 500 Sr Tablets
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I want ti know if the tablet Melmet 500 mg can cause dry cough ## 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. Referring to your question, the answer is no. The most common adverse effect of metformin is gastrointestinal upset, including diarrhea, cramps, nausea, vomiting and increased flatulence. 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 comorbid conditions such as impaired liver or kidney function, rather than to the metformin itself. You can read more about this medication here: Please post back if you have any other questions or c...
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Blood Sugar Level
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I have recently found out that my sugar level in my blood is 170. Took a zpack streroids for plantars facia, 60 days ago. Began taking metFORMIN 40 days ago. Also have hypoglycemia (take levothyroxine 150mcg). Also have arthritis take sulfasalazine, plaquenal and mobic. I am male, 52 yrs old, 30 to 40 pds overweight. Is it possible the blood count is still high from taking the steroids? Should I expect it to go back to normal in any certain time? Feel like dr.s are overreacting to level of sugar in my blood. ## A Z-Pack doesn't contain steroids, it contains the antibiotic Azithromycin and that shouldn't upset your blood sugar levels. It is also doubtful that a steroid would still have an effect on them 60 days later. And Hypglycemia is high blood sugar/diabetes and wouldn't ...
Updated 17 days ago.
 

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Metformin
  • 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: (514 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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