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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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blister symptom
Could metformin be the cause of blisters n toes, ankles,feet and inside of mouth without fever?
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can metformin used by people over 80 yrs cause weakness and feling cold
does metformin cause weakness and a feeling od being cold in people over 80 yrs ## Hello, Pam! How are you? It may, but what are the patients blood sugar levels? Those symptoms may also be due to their sugar level dropping too low. Other side effects may include nausea, flatulence and stomach pain.
Updated 5 hours ago.
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Problems with metformin Vomiting and diarrhea every 2 to 3 months
I have prediabetes and was prescribed metformin 500 1x a day. Got along for almost a year now having all kinds of gastric problems, pain nausea etc. also have vomiting and diarrhea once every 2 to 3 months. Now trying 1/2 a pill. Would extended release help and is the vomiting occasionally related?
Updated 11 hours ago.
On Metformin 500MG twice a Day with Side Effects
My Doctor just recently Diagnosed me with Type 2 Diabetes a Month ago. So i was prescribed and have been taking Metformin 500 MG twice a day with a Meal. My first meal of the day is always a light one, if any and my 2nd Meal always in the Late Evening is generally med to heavy. But I find that since taking this drug that I have been sleeping alot, always feeling lazy and have been experiencing Heart Burn at times. But I don't think that I have Lactate Acidious that they warn of. Is this the Normal side effects of this Drug? And how long does it last? As I have noticed that if I stop taking the Medicine my Meter Readings are always above 200 after eating anything, so I probally do need to take the Medication. ## WHen you are diabetic, it is always advisable to eat more than just two ...
Updated 2 days ago.
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how to dispose of metformin pills
Pills were found on the ground & an open medicine bottle with the name torn off. Found on school property. How should I dispose of them? ## Hello, Kat! How are you? Th FDA disposal instructions say that they should be mixed with some undesirable substance, such as damp used coffee grounds or dirty cat litter, placed in a sealed container such as a coffee can and then disposed of with your regular garbage. Alternatively, you can take them to any pharmacy and they will dispose of them for you. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 5 days ago.
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glycomet sr 250
hi im 21 years n I have type 1 diabetics from 3 years n also have thyroid problem im taking glycomet 250 for 3 times n along with tat I take insulin in mrg n night. can u pls tell me thr is effect by taking tablet ## Hey Akshata, Sorry to hear about your condition. Concerning your question about side effects, this is a risk factor with just about any type of prescription medication, including Glycomet (metformin). However, if you'd like to see an overview of all the possible symptoms, I'd suggest visiting the page below, (which seems to have one of the most complete list of side effects I've seen): How has this medication been working for you thus far?
Updated 6 days ago.
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What Are Brand Names Of Metformin And Alpha Lipoic Acid In Indian Marketing with combany names
i need detail about metformin with alpha lipoic acid combination brands and metformin with saxagliptin ## GIVE BRAND NAME OF METFORMIN WITH ALPHA LIPOIC ACID. ## hey hai yes the combination is available in india for the first time in india our company jenburkt has relkeased METMIN A which has got alphalipoic acid 200mg and metformin 500mg which is showing excellent result though it helps in insulin sensitivity and glut4 translocation beyond glycemic control it also controls wait gain in obese ,reduces oxidative stress and also very good lipid profile by decreasing low density lipo proteins and increasing high density lipo proteins ## METFORMIN AND ALFA LIPOIC ACID i recentaly knew that metformin is available with alpha lipoic acid.. is it true? can you suggest me the brand name of TABLE...
Updated 7 days ago.
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Glycomet 500 Mg Sr Side Effects
am having glycomet 500mg. Am obese but not diabetic. Yes i do have irregular preiods and reason for that is am suffereing from gynec has prescribed me this. she has asked me to take this 1000mg per day.. Since i started taking am running short off breath sometimes, and also weakness...So is it ok if i contiue taking it? ## How long have you been taking it? It really shouldn't cause shortness of breath, as a side effect, unless it's making your blood sugar go low, which is possible. Have you been checking it? Has your doctor run tests to check your blood sugar levels? earn more Metformin information here. ## I am 5 months pregnant. My doctor prescribe glycomite 850 mg. My sugar level is in the range of 172 after GTT test. Is it safe to take this Drug. I am scared that i...
Updated 8 days ago.
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apo 500 white pill met ablong
what is this pill and what is it use for? ## Hello, Donn! How are you doing? This tablet contains 500mgs of Metformin, which is an oral antidiabetic medication that used to help lower and control blood sugar. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, flatulence, stomach pain and hypoglycemia. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 12 days ago.
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Can Metformin Be The Cause Of Burning Sensation While Urinating I Recntly Notice This After Starting A Strip And Went To Doctor For It N She
i started taking a strip of metformi 500 because i want to get pregnant,a couple days after i notice i had a burning sensation when passing urine so i went to the doctor who then said i have uti and she prescribed norilet 400mg but the burnig is still here so am wondering if metformin is anyway responsible. ## No, that isn't something that Metformin is known to cause. Learn more Metformin details here. It is likely a UTI as your doctor stated and you may need to return for another antibiotic if the one that was prescribed hasn't worked. Learn more Norilet details here. Are there any other questions or comments? ## Over the years I would occasionally have moments where I needed to urinate but not much at all came out and it was accompanied by a burning sensation. I've been pr...
Updated 14 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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