Metformin

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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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 23 hours ago.
 
metformin smell
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why does it smell like fish? ## I got my script refilled the other day and the new one smells like fish too! My first bottle (different manufact) did not smell like fish. Beginning to wonder if it is of good quaility ## It is an odor from one of the fillers they use in making the medication, nothing to worry about. Since each company that makes the generic version of med can use different fillers, then some might have the odor and some won't. ## Yes, it is too something to worry about! With all the horrible cheap fillers being used these days by money grubbing foreign countrues - killing our animals and probably us too. The brand I got from Walgreens is fine - even old pills dont take on a smell. But the cheap kind sold by Walmart and as I know of, Strogers hospital in chicago smell...
Updated 2 days ago.
 
metformin hcl er gp
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What is the difference between Metformin Hcl er gp and Metformin Hcl er gz ## Hello, John! How are you? They are the same medication, the gp and gz are just abbreviations for different manufacturers, since this is a generic. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, stomach pain, flatulence and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 2 days ago.
 
I cut my metformin hcl 1000mg ER in half
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I think the metformin HCL 1000 mg ER is too much for me. It made me sick to the point i couldnt function. So i started taking half the dosage. 500 mg per day. I cut the pill in 2 and take a half per day. Will this hurt me? ## Hello, Sally! How are you? This is a time released medication, so it should not be cut, that could cause you to get too much of the medication at once. If you have issues taking the higher dose, your doctor can prescribe a 500mg dosage for you to try. What are you current blood sugar readings? The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, flatulence, abdominal pain and diarrhea. ## Are you on any other medications? If your doctor doesn't want to prescribe a lower dose of this one, there are also sev...
Updated 2 days ago.
 
patient program assistance for metformin
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Trying to get information for assistance for a Patient Assistance Program. The name of the drug is Metformin HCL 500 Mg Tablets. This is for my 84 yr old Mother. ## Metformin is on WalMart's $4 plan, which Target copys. At either place, you can get 30d for $4; at WalMart (maybe Target too, not sure) you can get 90d for $10 ## You can get it at Publix pharmacy free
Updated 11 days ago.
 
primolut n and metformin
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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. ## Hi Im 23 now i did not get my periods for last whole year so my doctor prescribed me primelute and metformin So my question is Will primelute cure pcos?
Updated 12 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 13 days ago.
 
iam taking krimson35 along with metformin tablets what are side effects & what is the time for pregnancy after 21 days of pills
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iam 25 yrs old,my first baby got miscarried in 5 months an year ago, how to get pregnant for the next baby .as iam taking krimson35 along with metformin tablet... ## please specify side effects of B-Long F ## Iam Taking Krimson35 Along With Metformin Tablets What Are Side Effects & What Is The Time For Pregnancy After 21 Days Of Pills ## Diagnosed with PCOD, i am taking metformin along with krimson 35 , what are the chances of get pregnant in how much time? ## my girlfriend is just 18 & she dont wnt to get pregnant,. & shes delayed in menstruation for 1month is she pregnant what drugs should she take if ever! she,s 1mnth or week ? in pregnancy!. & what are d syd effects...after then. ## iam 25 years old iam pregnent my first pregnency doctor adviced glucophage 500mg if a...
Updated 15 days ago.
 
Where Is Solco Metformin Made
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In what country is SOLCO Metformin made? ## Solco Healthcare is a U.S. based company that is FDA approved. Have you had some problem with this product? There are more Metformin details available here. ## Solco metformin is made in India like so many other generics of this drug. This is according to the label facsimile shown on the NIH Dailymed site (search on metformin and then locate Soclo in the results), Solco metformin is made in India. ## I obtain my Metformin meds at Publix. Since Publix changed to this manufacturer I noticed this med has a bad rotten odor to them . . . disgusting. I also noticed that since taking them, my body is reacting more -- with nausea, loose bowels and stomach cramping. How is this medication different from the one Publix was previously dispensing? Why the...
Updated 15 days ago.
 
Is it safe to have melmet when trying to conceive
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Im ttc can i have melmet 500 as i hve pcod. Will it affect my conception ## Dear Rja, during your TTC period you may consult your doc nearly as often, as if you were already pregnant. Every woman has peculiarities and there's no common rule for all. You may trust only other women's ideas and observe your body features. It's a beautiful time of your life, just be patient! ## This medication is listed as containing the active ingredient Metformin, which is often used to treat PCOD by increasing insulin resistance. No, it will not affect your ability to conceive. As a matter of fact, by helping your PCOD, it can actually increase your chances of conceiving. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, flatulence and stomach pain. It ...
Updated 28 days ago.
 

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.

NDC Database Records for Metformin: (392 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 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: (31 results)


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