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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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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...
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iam taking krimson35 along with metformin tablets what are side effects & what is the time for pregnancy after 21 days of pills
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iam 25 yrs old,my first baby got miscarried in 5 months an year ago, how to get pregnant for the next baby .as iam taking krimson35 along with metformin tablet... ## please specify side effects of B-Long F ## Iam Taking Krimson35 Along With Metformin Tablets What Are Side Effects & What Is The Time For Pregnancy After 21 Days Of Pills ## Diagnosed with PCOD, i am taking metformin along with krimson 35 , what are the chances of get pregnant in how much time? ## my girlfriend is just 18 & she dont wnt to get pregnant,. & shes delayed in menstruation for 1month is she pregnant what drugs should she take if ever! she,s 1mnth or week ? in pregnancy!. & what are d syd effects...after then. ## iam 25 years old iam pregnent my first pregnency doctor adviced glucophage 500mg if a...
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Metformin Hcl 500 Mg Side Effects
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can i use tab.Metformin for weight reduction? i wanted to know the side effects of Metformin ## I wouldn't count on using an anti-diabetic drug for weight loss. Your best bet is a healthy change in eating habits and regular exercise. A pill won't lose the weight for you. Sorry to sound blunt, but it would be ignorant to think otherwise. As far as side effects go...the most common adverse effect of metformin is gastrointestinal upset, including diarrhea, cramps, nausea, vomiting and increased flatulence; metformin is more commonly associated with gastrointestinal side-effects than most other anti-diabetic drugs. 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 com...
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metformin withdrawal symptoms
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My dr stopped my metformin abruptly cause it made me sick now I having symptoms Muscle cramps headaches foggy vomiting blood etc test normal for feet swelling help is it withdrawal does it get better type 2
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HL02 small round white pill
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I've tried looking this up on the internet but with no luck. It has HLO2 on 1 side and nothing on the other. It's white and round. Not sure if it's a zero or an O. My niece found it on the floor and just need to know if I should be freaked out or not. ## Hello, Haj! How are you? Is the marking possibly H over 102? If so, this tablet is manufactured by Heritage Pharmaceuticals and they list it as containing 500mgs of Metformin. The FDA classifies this as an oral antidiabetic medication. Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, stomach pain, flatulence and hypoglycemia. If this doesn't match, please post back and let me know, so I can do some more searching. Thanks!
Updated 10 days ago.
amneal pharma gluten free
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Could you tell me if Metformin 500 mg is gluten free. It has IP 218 printed on the pill itself. Much appreciated. ## Hello, DA! How are you? Amneal lists the inactive ingredients as being acacia, maltodextrin and propylene glycol, so yes, it is gluten free. The FDA lists the typical side effects of Metformin as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, flatulence, stomach pain and hypoglycemia. Is there anything else I can help with?
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Screwed by Metformin
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I suffered profound and sudden hearing loss just a few weeks after my physician put me on Metformin 500s, and I strongly suspect this medication. I am not even pre-diabetic, and have a healthy diet, just a body that has been stubborn to lost adipose tissue in my mid-50s, although my cholesterol is 70 and BP is usually 110/70 with blood sugar on the low side. He prescribed Metformin, thinking it may 'trick' my body into whatever, but I've read something about the activity involved in the inner ear area with chemical change, and highly suspect this in my unilateral hearing loss, right ear. I've been to Univ of AL for three proc now, nine trips, to no avail, with no insurance....screwed ## Hello, Feltygal! How are you? I'm very sorry about the hearing loss. However, Met...
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Metformin ghost pills in stool, eextended release?
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I've been on metformin extended release for about 3 1/2 weeks now. I have not noticed any improvement in my symptoms, I'm taking it for insulin resistance and pcos. I've been monitoring my blood glucose as well and no change there either. My concern is that the pills arent dissolving. I read online that the shell of the extended release pills will pass in your stool, and I thought they were just shells. But I got curious since I haven't noticed any changes and see the shells everyday. So I put on gloves and poked one of the shells and the inside was filed with white contents just like the pill. For others on the extended release, have you ever done this? Is the shell usually empty and soft just like a shell, or does it too have the white contents? My doctor is out of the...
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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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Side Effect Of Jalra M 50 1000
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I am 46 and suddenly had a sugar spike to over 315 ( fasting), triglycerides over 300; have been put on a jalra -m 50/1000 dose twice daily. Feeling weak with muscle weakness but doc sez is normal. Anyone with same symptons ## Jalra-M contains the active ingredients Vidagliptin and Metformin, both of which are oral antidiabetic medications. And yes, those symptoms can be normal for two reasons, one is the medications themselves, they can cause side effects, just the same as any other medication. And the second is due to the fact that your sugar was so high and is now being brought lower. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I am 80 years old and i had hypoglycaemia Dr prescribed JALRA 50/1000 twice a day before the time of high sugar and now my sugar level fasting 120 and ...
Updated 27 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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