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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. It is also used in the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome, and has been investigated for other diseases where insulin ...

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On Metformin 500MG twice a Day with Side Effects
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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 ...
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Metformin 500mg Tab Her Side Effects
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I have been on this drug for almost 4 weeks now. I have had diahrea really bad. It is always like water. Everything I eat goes straight through. I have been taking anti diarhea pills with no help. I have lost ten pounds. Is this normal and what can i do for it? ## I stopped taking metformin about 2 years ago because of diarhrea and also the fact that I wanted to completely control my diabetes with diet only. Diet did work somewhat but did not put my blood sugar numbers into the "normal zone". I began taking metformin again recently to further reduce my blood sugar and to lose weight. As long as I eat NO SUGAR, NO BREAD, NO RICE, NO POTATOES, NO PASTA AND NO RICE - I never have diarhea now. LOW CARB IS THE WAY TO GO IF YOU HAVE DIABETES. ## Yes, the diarrhea can be a normal side ...
Updated 23 minutes ago.
metformin nausea
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I have been on Metformin 500mg twice daily for 3weeks now. I am so nauseated that I don't know how much longer I can do this. Has anyone ever changed from Metformin to another drug for Type 2? If so, what is the name of the drug that took its place? Thank you ## Hello, Terri! How are you? Have you tried taking it right before a meal? That may help to minimize the nausea. Your doctor may also okay it for you to take it while eating. Other side effects may possibly include dizziness, headache, hypoglycemia and flatulence. There are other options available, but only your doctor can tell you which one would be safest for you to take. Does anyone else have any ideas that may help?
Updated 11 hours ago.
Metformin With Alpha Lipoic Acid
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i recentaly knew that metformin is available with alpha lipoic acid.. is it true? can you suggest me the brand name of this combination and other detail about this drug? ## What country are you referring to? I haven't seen anything about it being available in the U.S., because there is generally some concern about Alpha Lipoic Acid being used with Metformin, since they tend to potentiate the effects of each other and cause hypoglycemia. ## is it so that metformin is not available with the combination of alpha lipoic acid in india? ## is this combination ( alpha lipoic acid with metformin) available in india ## i want to know about this combination in indian market... can you help me? ## helo.i want to know name of marketed formulation of metformin with aplha lipoic acid.can u pls te...
Updated 2 days ago.
white pills with 227 on one side and nothing the other
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I found two different looking pills in the same bottle. The pill I'm not sure of is white with 227 on side and nothing on the other. What have I got here? ## Hello, Sandy! How are you? A white, round tablet with the numbers 227 on it is listed as containing 500mgs of Metformin, which is an oral antidiabetic medication that's used to help lower and control blood sugar. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, flatulence, stomach pain and hypoglycemia. Learn more Metformin details here. Is there anything else I can help with? ## This pill you are looking for is called Talwin. It is a very stong opiate. I take it in Canada for my migraines. I also think you can get it in the USA. It is dated but for me great because I am allergic to codeine. I hope this helps, though I doubt it ...
Updated 3 days ago.
Melmet Sr 500 Mg
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my doc give me melmet 500 sr but i do not know for what purpose. can u help what type of tablet can help me in conceiving? ## Melmet contains the active ingredient Metformin, it is an oral antidiabetic medication, but if a woman is suffering from a condition such as PCOD that's causing fertility problems, it has been shown to help with this condition by improving her body's use of insulin. Learn more Metformin details here. And you can learn more about PCOD/PCOS here: Learn more PCOS details here. Thus, it seems your doctor is trying to help you to conceive. Have also tried adding a multivitamin, or did your doctor tell you not to do that? ## hi, im diagnosed with PCOS 6 months ago. im 22 years old. doctor prescribed me with melmet and f-gam tablets, after 3 months of medication...
Updated 3 days ago.
ar 500 round white pill
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Or a backwards d r /500 round white kill what is it? ## Hello, Khloe! How are you? There is a tablet with a logo and 500 on it that matches this description, which is manufactured by Torrent Pharmaceuticals. They list it as containing 500mgs of Metformin. The FDA classifies this as an oral antidiabetic medications. Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, flatulence, stomach pain and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 7 days ago.
metformin hcl 500mg 24hr sa tab v.s. er
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What is the difference between metformin hcl er 500MG tablet and metformin hcl 500mg 24hr sa tab ## Hello, Vernfrog! How are you? From what you've listed, there is no difference, both the SA and ER designate it as being time released, there are several different abbreviations that are used for it. SA stands for sustained action and ER stands for extended release. The FDA classifies this medication as an oral antidiabetic agent. Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, flatulence, diarrhea and hypoglycemia. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 10 days ago.
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 14 days ago.
metformin and lipozene
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Can I take lipozene with metformin? I take four 500 mg of metformin a day. ## @Pumpkinb, According to's drug interaction checker, there are interactions listed between the active ingredient in Lipozene (Glucomannan) and Metformin. These precautions note that 'taking Glucomannan with an anti-diabetic agent may cause blood sugar levels to drop too low'. Furthermore, taking the two together can reportedly increase your risk of certain side effects. And lastly, they also recommend contacting your doctor if you were to experience any of the following symptoms while taking these two substances: blurred vision, confusion, headaches, excessive sweating, nervousness, jitters or shakes. Having said that, it sounds to me like it would probably be a good idea to contact your doc...
Updated 15 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
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