Metformin

Category: Diabetes



Metformin Overview

Metformin, marketed under the tradename Glucophage among others, is the first-line medication for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.[3][4] This is particularly true 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...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metformin

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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 15 hours ago.
 
Where Is Solco Metformin Made
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In what country is SOLCO Metformin made? ## Solco Healthcare is a U.S. based company that is FDA approved. Have you had some problem with this product? There are more Metformin details available here. ## Solco metformin is made in India like so many other generics of this drug. This is according to the label facsimile shown on the NIH Dailymed site (search on metformin and then locate Soclo in the results), Solco metformin is made in India. ## I obtain my Metformin meds at Publix. Since Publix changed to this manufacturer I noticed this med has a bad rotten odor to them . . . disgusting. I also noticed that since taking them, my body is reacting more -- with nausea, loose bowels and stomach cramping. How is this medication different from the one Publix was previously dispensing? Why the...
Updated 3 days ago.
 
Whether Volibo M 02 Drug Is Suitable For Type 1 Or 2 Diabetes
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Whether Volibo M 0.2 drug is suitable for Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes. ## Volibo-M contains the active ingredients Voglibose and Metformin, both of which are used to help lower and control blood sure in diabetics. It may cause side effects, which can include: nausea, dizziness, flatulence and stomach pain. More details: Are there any other questions? ## Volibo M2 ,active ingredients ## KNOWLEG IS GOOD ## i am 46 years old and i am diabetic from the year 2007 all these years my sugar levels are ok but now they are in high levels why ? i as using amaryl m2 morning and evening now doctor changed to volibo m0.3 any suggestions please i do excercise.now my sugar level are fastinf 160 pp 250 ## I have BP also sir but its not troubling me even sugar also not troubling but when i see the number i...
Updated 6 days ago.
 
metformin 500mg side effects
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Hi, I am taking metformin 500mg for 3 weeks, twice daily, but I am feeling dizziness and have black stool. My question is...is it a side effect of this medicine?
Updated 6 days ago.
 
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 ...
Updated 7 days ago.
 
image of metformin 500mg tab her
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I want to be sure that I have received the correct tablet. So I would like to see an image of metformin 500 mg her please.
Updated 8 days ago.
 
GLYCOMET TRIOFORTE 2
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I would like to know whether I can take METFORMIN 1000MG, GLIMEPERIDE 2MG and VOGLIBOSE 0.2mg separately, because it will work out cheaper by almost 60% instead of the combination. (RS150-90). ## It should be okay to do so, as long as the dosages are the same, but it is always best to double check with your doctor to be sure. The U.S. FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, stomach pain, and flatulence. Are you on any other medications?
Updated 8 days ago.
 
leg cramps - is it a side effect from metformin
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Can metformin cause a charley horse in the legs? I started metformin 500mg 9 days ago and starting on the 8th day I began experiencing really bad leg cramps. ## Yes, the FDA does list muscle cramping as being a fairly common side effect of this medication, you may also experience nausea, dizziness, headache, flatulence, and stomach pain. Side effects are typically transient and should go away, once your body gets used to the medication, but that may take about 4 to 5 weeks. Are you on any other medications?
Updated 11 days ago.
 
drugs for diabetes
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Ihave been diabetic 2 for the last 10 years.I was prescribed Glipermide and Metformin.But it was suggested to stop Metformin as I had higher creatinine.Taking Insulin (Novomix 30) morning and evening plus Trajenta 5.I want to stop insulin suggest drugs ## You shouldn't stop the insulin, unless your doctor instructs you to do so. It is very important to keep your blood sugar under control, letting it get out of control can be very dangerous and possibly life-threatening, according to the AMA. Why do you want to stop the insulin? I am not sure what other medications are available for you that would be safe for you to take. Have you discussed it with your doctor?
Updated 11 days ago.
 
when i take glycomet 500 SR tablet
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What is the right time to take Glycomet 500 mg a generic version of Metformin? usually i take glycomet 500 SR, after meals, is it correct ## The U.S. FDA actually recommends that it be taken just before a meal, that way it has a chance to start working, by the time you are digesting your food and may experience the most blood sugar fluctuations. Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, flatulence, and hypoglycemia. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 13 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: (454 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: (34 results)


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Metformin With Alpha Lipoic Acid i recentaly knew that metformin is available with alpha lipoic acid.. is it true? can you suggest me the brand name of t... 9 replies
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