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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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white oval pill with e221
I take metformin white oval, scored, 107/s g. Is there any difference from, white oblong, scored, e221. ## Hello, John! How are you? Can you please double check those imprints and post back? I can't find any Metformin tablets matching either description. This is an oral antidiabetic medication that is used to help lower and control blood sugar, side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, flatulence, hypoglycemia and stomach pain.
Updated 6 minutes 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? ## Hello, Deejoe! How are you? Metformin can cause gastric side effects, it's fairly common for it to do so. Other side effects may include dizziness, flatulence, stomach pain and hypoglycemia. As to the occasional vomiting and diarrhea, if they are occurring that infrequently, they most likely aren't related to the medication. Are you on any other medications? Have you changed your dietary intake, at all? There are many things that could potentially cause such symptoms. How are you d...
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Diane 35 / 4 Days Delayed :(
Hi, I'm taking diane35 with metformin for my PCOS. This is my 3rd month that i'm using it. The first and second po was okay, nagkaroon ako ng menstruation. But i'm quiet worried this month kase 4 days na po ko delayed after i finished the pack. :( is it normal? What should i do? Kailangan ko na po ba bumalik sa OB ko? Eventho after 6 months pa dapat ang appointment ko sa kanya? Or do i need to wait till 7th day and pag di pa din dumating period ko i'll take another pack? Please help naman po. :( thank you so much!!
Updated 1 day ago.
White Round Pill H 102
What pill is this? Its round white with H and underneath is 102. ## This pill contains 500mgs of Metformin, an oral antidiabetic medication, which is used to help lower and control blood sugar. Side effects may include: nausea, dizziness, stomach pain and flatulence. Learn more: Is there anything else I can help with? ## Is H 102 (Metformin 500 mg) extended release?
Updated 7 days ago.
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primolut n and metformin
Hello, I have irregular period becAuse of PCOS so I have been on metformin 500mg thrice a day for the past 2 mnths. My DR just prescribed me primolut n to start my period. Is it okay to use primolut with metformin ## hi... I m 22 yrs. I have been consuming primolut-n 5mg from past 1 year every month 8days before my periods 3 per day for 3 days and after 4 days I get my periods. this was prescribed by dr. I want to know whether this wil affect my pregnancy when I want to conceive later. the flow during my periods is very less.. please help me.
Updated 10 days ago.
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metformin from India
has anyone ordered metformin from a company in India? the ones I received are oval, long and divided but have no numbers or any identifying marks and came in a pharmaceutical package marked Cipla Ltd which is a legit pharmacy in India.
Updated 11 days ago.
Side Effect For Glyciphage Pg1 using for diabetic
what is the side effect for using glyciphage pg1 for diabetic tratment? ## Glyciphage PG1 contains the active ingredients Metformin and Glimepiride and the side effects may include: nausea, flatulence, dizziness and low blood sugar. Learn more Metformin details here. Learn more Glimepiride details here. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Want to know side effects of glyciphage pg1. ## Whether Glyciphage PG1 will impact the Kidney functions. ## side effects of using glyciphase pg 1 tablet for diabetes
Updated 15 days ago.
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ratio metformin 500 mg
Have two refills -180 tablets and they smell really bad -like dead fish. Returned to Pharmacy. Why the smell and how much of the risk for me? Thank you.
Updated 15 days ago.
Metformin - not diabetic - in pain
I have been taking Metformin for 3 weeks, Week 1 500mg a day, Week 2 1000mg a day, Week 3 2000mg a day. I am not diabetic. I am on medication for allergies which makes me gain weight. I have ballooned up to 103kg and I am only 5"4 and 24 years of age. For the last 3 weeks I have been curled over in pain (abdominal & back), I can't sleep and sometimes cant make it to work as I am in too much pain to get up the stairs and out the front door... When does it stop feeling so awful??
Updated 16 days ago.
metformin 500mg for weight loss
I've no blood sugar. My weight is 62 & height 5.2.want to reduce my weight. Can i take this medicine for weight loss.
Updated 19 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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