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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risk of pregnancy during first two days of taking althea pills
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May 21 last na take ko ng althea. Then on 25 of may ako nagka mens. Start ako ulit ng 29 na mag take ng pills then on the 31 of may nakipagcontact ako safe ba ako kasi wala kaming ginamit na iba pang safe method kahit withdrawal. ## Safe po. Kasi hindi kna nag oovulate while on the pill. Basta po sinunod nyo ung 7 day ONLY ang pill free day, hindi na kayo mag oovulate na cause ng pregnancy. pero kapag lumagpas ka ng 7 day break, thats the tym na magworry ka kasi naexpyrna ung effectiveness ng pill and you are likely to ovulate. Pills can only circulated sa bloobstream mo for an extension of 7 days, which is the pill free week and ofcourse safe ang intercourse during that tym. Pero pag lumagpas ka ng 1 week, you have to wait another 7 day bago ka maprotect. ## Hi..magpapatulong lang po s...
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reclide xr 60
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Sir, I am a first time user of this medicine. before i was using metformin 1 gm two times. Now i am advised to reclide 60 twice in a day. my fasting sugar was around 120 and after 1 1/2 hrs it was 170. also protine leak in urine raised sudenly. so doctor changed, the medecine from metformin to reclide xr 60. other medicines i am using are cardace 5 mg twice, amlopress 5 mg at night and modlip asg 75 at night is it ok to take reclide xr 60 with these medicines . my 3 month average is around 6.7. will the new medicine may cause any side effects. i need ur advice ## For the best outcome, you should always take medications as prescribed by your doctor. And all medications carry the risk of causing side effects, the U.S. FDA lists the typical ones for this medication as possibly including na...
Updated 5 hours ago.
DBX- 13 scam
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In January 2013 - I recently purchased a subscription to the Health Sciences Institute (HSI) newsletter and got the book "Miracles from the Vault." I scoured the pages to find DBX-13 which they advertised as the diabetes miracle cure, and couldn't find it anywhere. I called HSI, and after three attempts and by threatening to take them to court for false advertising, a response finally came by email. DBX-13 is called X-Cravings. But get this... it is no longer being manufactured. X-Cravings appears to be a formula to help you stop craving food... a diet product... and I guess they apparently felt this would help you lose weight which would help your diabetes. I placed a call to the manufacturer of X-Cravings, Nutricology. Tel: (800)545-9960 who claims they don't know that...
Updated 10 hours ago.
metformin and choloesterol
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Can Metformin increase cholesterol? ## Actually, Metformin is shown to LOWER cholesterol. ## I have been taking metformin 500mg twice a day for about 6 months... I had no problem until recently.. I am experienceing bloating and a lot of gas, pain in my addoman. Is this from this medication?? Or is it something else ????
Updated 2 days ago.
the shape of metformin 500mg
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My pill metformine white round and has. A on one side and 12 on the other sid. it is 500mg is it the right pill ## Hello, Annette! How are you? Yes, this tablet is manufactured by Aurobindo Pharma and they list it as containing 500mgs of Metformin., The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, stomach pain and flatulence. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 2 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 4 days ago.
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...
Updated 14 days ago.
melmet tablet
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White colour ## I am diabetic. My doctor has prescrbed tablet MELMET 1000 SR to be taken twice a day after food. Please let me know how good is this tablet and are there any known side-effects to this tablet. ## Taking an Higher dose SR Tablets twice day may reduce the SUGAR level at the very fast rate. So it is advice to check the SUGAR level constantly. If u feel Giddiness, kindly check with your Physician. Please Be regular at your DIET. Also regular Excesice will help to become HEALTHY again. ## 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. Some of the most common side effects include: nausea, diarrhea, headache and low blood sugar. You can read more abo...
Updated 15 days ago.
Side Effects Of Myrin P Forte
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mmein nay apna blood test karya hai ,us mein TB aee hai .tb kay cell more than 20 thay .mein nay ek mah myrin p porte kahii hai ,jb mein ny myrin p forte kahai tuu mere tbhut bht khrab rhtii thi .mein n ek mah k bad phr test karya .us test mein meay cekk 16 ayy .mein bht khush hoe .5 days k bad mein n phr duaii start krr dii .mein n pochna hai k merayy ya 16 cell 3 mah tak khtam ho jyn gyy .qk mein 3 mah tak medicine lyna chati hon bs .mjy bht gotan hoti hai duai sayy .or myrin p forte kiya mein lunch or dinner s 2 ghantay phley be kh sakti hon ,mein 3 tblets kha rhi hon.plz mjy reply krn ## I'm 59, diabetic & taking Myrin P Forte. Today 7/16/13 is my 10th day of treatment @ 4 tabs /day and i still feel as i am when i started. Is it premature to feel (the effect) the relief of m...
Updated 20 days ago.
Teva Metformin 500mg Need To Purchase
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Can't fine teva brand of Metformin regular or ER in my location and I'm allergic to other generic brands. Need to find in Utica, Sterling Hts , MI 48314 area. ## Have you tried asking any of your local pharmacies if they can order it in for you? From what I have found, they still list the 500mg, 850mg and 1000mg as being available. A pharmacy should be able to order it in for you and you, or your insurance would just have to pay for it. What type of reaction do you have to the other ones? ## Hi. I just moved from the area. St John Pharmacy gave me Teva brand my last order. They are located in Macomb Twp, MI on Romeo Plank south of 21 mile. I don't have their phone no as I just switched phones, there also may be another St John Pharmacy located closer to you. Hope this helps....
Updated 21 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.

NDC Database Records for Metformin: (410 results)

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  • 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: (33 results)

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