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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 although at least one study has been conducted which showed no concerns for children prenatally exposed to Metformin up to ...

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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...
Updated 2 days ago.
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metformin 500 mgm white round tab with H 102 one side other side blank
Home delivery by catamaran has an unusual smell like fish(somewhat offensive).I did not taste the pill and normaly,I swallow the pills.I took the pill for almost 3 weeks.My blood sugar fluctuating.I am following the same diet while I took the Zydus Z on one side&70 on other side I,did not have any problem with it.Iam concerned.Iam a type two diabetic for morethan 1o yrs. ## Hello, Irene! How are you? All Metformin actually has a foul smell to it, it's just that many manufacturers coat the tablets, so it doesn't bother anyone. And your blood sugar should fluctuate to a point, just like blood pressure, it shouldn't always be just one steady number. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Metformin definitely caused me to fart more than I ever have also the most lingerin...
Updated 6 days ago.
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Glizipide and metformin
Can I substitute metformin for glipizide ## Hello, Randy! How are you? They both treat diabetes, but they are not the same type of medication, so aren't necessarily interchangeable. Have they both been prescribed for you? Or are you just out of your Glipizide? What are the dosages of both medications?
Updated 7 days ago.
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Metformin and Appetite
I have been taking Metformin for about 20 years. What I noticed when I begin to take it was my appetite was significantly decreased. I lost about 12 pounds, which was good. The last 5 years I've noticed I have a difficult time eating out because (1) the food taste too salty and (2) the portions are way too big. Whenever there is a lot of food on my plate my appetite goes away. In the past year I can eat a good breakfast and lunch but dinner is too much. My sister has the same appetite suppression issues I have. The only other time I have experienced these same issues is during my first pregnancy prior to onset of diabetes. I had no sense of taste the entire time I was pregnant and subsequently had a hard time gaining weight. Does anyone else have these same or similiar issues with M...
Updated 9 days ago.
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On Metformin 500MG twice a Day with Side Effects
My Doctor just recently Diagnosed me with Type 2 Diabetes a Month ago. So i was prescribed and have been taking Metformin 500 MG twice a day with a Meal. My first meal of the day is always a light one, if any and my 2nd Meal always in the Late Evening is generally med to heavy. But I find that since taking this drug that I have been sleeping alot, always feeling lazy and have been experiencing Heart Burn at times. But I don't think that I have Lactate Acidious that they warn of. Is this the Normal side effects of this Drug? And how long does it last? As I have noticed that if I stop taking the Medicine my Meter Readings are always above 200 after eating anything, so I probally do need to take the Medication. ## WHen you are diabetic, it is always advisable to eat more than just two ...
Updated 12 days ago.
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supposed to be metformin hcl
white oval pill scored with 93 on one side and 7214 on the other ## Checked with the pharmacist and it is Metformin HCL 1000mg (Teva) generic for Glucophage ## My metformin 1000. Some stamped with 13. 2. Some stamped with 1 47 what's the difference?
Updated 16 days ago.
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metformin hcl 1000 mg tab
I am taking metformin 1000mg twice a day. what should be the time interval between two takes? ## Hello, Peter! How are you? Usually, it's taken just before a meal to help control blood sugar levels and, in most cases, that would be breakfast and dinner. However, what has your doctor advised? Did they give you any specific instructions? ## Hi, then what about lunch? I was told by my doctor to take it in the morning with breakfast and in the evening with dinner. However, I eat a heavier lunch than breakfast and wonder if I should take the first one at lunch rather than breakfast. I take Metformin 1000mg HCL. Is this extended release or just regular? Thank you for your time and advice.
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can metformin used by people over 80 yrs cause weakness and feling cold
does metformin cause weakness and a feeling od being cold in people over 80 yrs
Updated 18 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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