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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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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: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metformin

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met small 500 tablet
doc advised me to take this tablet 3 times a day( after food) i.e morning, afternoon, and night.... so my question is if I consume this tablet 3 times in a day then will it nullify the sugar level I mean will it bring the sugar level below 50 ??? ## Hi Mady, Unfortunately there's no real way of knowing how this medication is going to end up affecting you and your blood sugar levels until you try it enough times to develop a true opinion. The effect this has on someone else's blood sugar levels may be totally different than yours based on several individual and biological factors. But with all do respect, isn't your doctor supposed to be monitoring your progress on a regular basis while you're first starting out on Metformin?
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pioz 30/ metformin
how much of metformin is effective as pioz 30 as i want to replace pioz 30 (lots of side effects) once in aday by metformin.
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amneal pharmacy
Could you tell me if the metaformin er 500 mg is gluten free? The tablet has IP 178 imprinted on it. ## Hi Melany, Based on my research, Amneal's 500mg Metformin hydrochloride ER tablets imprinted with IP 178, reportedly contain the following set of inactive ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide + hypromellose + magnesium stearate + microcrystalline cellulose However, gluten as well as gluten derivatives do not appear to be listed here, so you should be safe in that regard. I hope this helps!
Updated 11 days ago.
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rejumet (methylcobalamin & metformin)
I am a diabetic, doctor prescribed me rejumet ( methylcobalamin & metformin) to eat 1 tab daily in the morning. when should i eat before breakfast/food or after? ## It is diabetes tablet. Kindly advise. ## rejumet(metformin 500mg+methylcobalamin 750mcg) it was prescribed for my wife for pregnancy is it having any problem...because diabetic patients also had this can I get explain for this...
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Gluconorm G1
I have been taking Gluconorm G1 (Metformin + Glimepride 1mg) for the last 5 Years. My Fasting Blood Glucose is under Control. I had purchased my Stock of Gluconorn G1 in India, but am presently Residing in Malaysia. My Sock of Medicine is getting over, and I want to know the Brand Name of this Medicine in Malaysia. Will I need a Prescription to Purchase it? Or, can I buy it openly from any Pharmacy in Melaka, Malaysia? Thanks, pl Help. ## want to know economic substitute of Gluconorm G1 ## Hello, @Toots- Based on my research, Gluconorm G1 contains Metformin + Glimepride as the active ingredients. This medication does require a prescription... I'm not sure if there is a different brand name for this medication in Malaysia, so I would just look for a medication that contains the same ...
Updated 16 days ago.
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side effects of ecosprin av 75 -needs solution
I underwent left mastoid surgery during 1st week of March'14.i am a type 2 diabetic patient n take ecosprin av 75 along with metformin,zita100 etc. I noticed that blood ooze out slightly from the operated ear. Is it due to use of blood thinner medicine like ecosprin av75? In that case what's the alternative?
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can metformin hcl 1000mg be cut half
why do people post such important and subject themselves to a potential medical situation- why not just pick up the phone and call YOUR DR. or GO THE PHARMACY AND ASK THEM! Really people!- ## @romine, Well I can't speak for everyone, but I do know that some questions of this nature don't necessarily need to be answered by a doctor specifically. For example, if there is a score line on your pill then it's usually safe to be cut in half, since that's what it's intended for. In the case that there's no dividing line, then it certainly would be a good idea to contact your doctor or pharmacy first and foremost (especially if they are time-released tablets). And even then, not all medical professionals know how a drug is going to end up effecting you until you start ta...
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Rejunex, methylcobalamin injection is safe for pregnent women
i was advided by neurophysician to take methylcobalamin injection (rejunex) for three months, on weekly basis ,in between i got pregnant . so please confirm whether it is advisable to continue the injection and complete the course as advided by doctor ## my father suffering from Parkinson decease doctor sujjested to take 1 injuction eavery two days is i t safe ## i am lakshmi 29 years old. I had a baby boy of 2 years. From the first day of my menstruation i had a problem of Irregular periods. In my first conception i used medicine. Now i am trying for second baby. I was suggested by my doctor to take medicine of Methyl cobalamin and metformin combination pill daily once. Is it better for conception. Please suggest.
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round white 134 metformin pill
I was taking H102 by he now I started a new bottle today with a company called Solco Heal pill says 134 on it and nothing on the other side it is round and white ## Hello, Shyann! How are you? Yes, that is the correct medication, this tablet contains 500mgs of Metformin, an oral antidiabetic drug. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, hypoglycemia and flatulence. Is there anything else I can help with?
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glycomet gp 1 or else?
My sugar level is 120-160. But i m taking 2 -2 glycomet gp1 morning & evening.but i want to take only 1-1 tablet both times.what will you prescribe? ## I am taking glycomet gp 1 before meals and my sugar levels were under control till the last 3/4 months.Now my fasting sugar is 140 and PPBS is 200. I am lactose intolerant. My doctor has advised me to increase the medicine by half tablet before lunch. I am taking these medicine since last 8 years. I walk regularly for 40 minutes and do exercise and breathing exercises. I have observed that since last 3/4 months my stomach is upset and have constipation. I seek your advice that will it be okay for me to increase the dose as advised by the doctor. Can metformin be taken by lactose intolerant persons? ## Both of you should follow your d...
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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.

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