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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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On Metformin 500MG twice a Day with Side Effects
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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 ...
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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 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...
Updated 2 days ago.
what is the difference between metformin hcl and tab her
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I have 2 different refills from 2 different pharmacys. One says metformin HCL 1000 mg and the other says metformin 1000 mg tab her . What's the difference of any ## Hello, Connie! How are you? There is no difference in the medication, from what you've listed. The one with tab her after it just designates them as tablets from that manufacturer and these details were left off of the other bottle. Is there anything else I can help with? ## what is the difference between Metformin 500mg TAB HER and 500 TAB ZYD... I was taking tab her just refill and notice the change
Updated 2 days ago.
metformin use for
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Taking 850 mgs metformin but isnt working to lower blood sugar. Blood sugar readings now in low 300's. Recent bump by Dr. From 500mg to 850mg. Have reduced food intake, fruits, starches etc. But not much difference in results. Readings are before meals. What are other options as far as medications to take to help the metformin? ## Hello, Uvaldo! How are you doing? I'm sorry about the problem that you're having. As to your food intake, have you also reduced the amount of sweets overall and fats that you take in? According to various research papers on diabetes, fats can coat the cells and prevent their absorption of insulin, which elevates your blood sugar levels. You can really eat as much enough to feel full and satisfied, it just has to be of healthy, low-fat and low-sugar...
Updated 4 days ago.
What is the difference between Metformin Hcl Er 500mg and Metformin Er 500mg?
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My husband and I are both on Metformin but he takes the Er 500 and I take the Hcl Er 500? He still works and exercises but I'm retired on disability and unable to exercise much because of post polio problems. Does that make a difference in what we take? We do not have the same doctors. ## There is no difference, they are both the exact same thing. The HCL just designates it as a hydrochloride salt and in one instance it was included in the wording, in the other it was left off. This is an oral antidiabetic agent. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, headache and low blood sugar. More info: Do you have any other questions? ## What is the difference in a med.that has HCT and HCTZ used for high blood pressure? ## what is the difference between Metformin HCL 1000mg tabs ...
Updated 8 days ago.
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Does metformin HCL ER 500 MG same as 178 HCL ER 500 MG ## Hello, Millie! How are you? Yes, from what you've listed, they are both equivalent. This medication is an oral antidiabetic drug that's used to help lower and control blood sugar levels. Typical side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, stomach pain, diarrhea and flatulence. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 14 days ago.
Glycomet 500 Mg Sr Side Effects
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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 14 days ago.
is metformin a weight loss drug
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Does metformin cause its users to loose weight besides controlling their blood glucose levels? ## Hello, Missy! How are you? It can help with weight loss, since it improves the body's use of insulin. It is sometimes given to women with PCOS/PCOD, since it can help with their weight gain and improve their condition. However, it shouldn't be used for weight loss, unless your doctor has specifically instructed you to do so. Typical side effects may include nausea, dizziness, flatulence, stomach pain and hypoglycemia. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 16 days ago.
Glycomet Sr 500 Side Effects
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I take 3 in a day; level is 160. in the long useage any effects on kidney? Or any other problems? ## There are always risks associated with the use of any medication, but what you have to remember is that the risk of organ damage and suffering permanent health problems is far greater, if you were to let your diabetes get out of control. Glycomet contains the active ingredient Metformin and it may cause some side regular side effects, such as: nausea, dizziness, stomach pain and flatulence. The 160 is still a little high, how long have you been taking it? Have you consulted your doctor? Are you watching the fats and sugars in diet? ## 3 per day after March 2011. earlier 2 per day. very careful on diet. No direct sugar, no fruits, small amount of rice, staple wheat, etc,. Walk around 35 t...
Updated 20 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.

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