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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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metformin 1000mg look like
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I have a large oblong white pill that has a line In the center of it and has the numbers 1p220 on one side and 10 00 on the other side what is it. I thought that it was metformin. what is this pill? ## Hello, CC! How are you? This tablet is manufactured by Amneal Pharmaceuticals and they do list it as containing 1000mgs of Metformin. The FDA classifies this medication as being an oral antidiabetic medication that is used to help lower and control blood sugar levels. Typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, flatulence, stomach pain, diarrhea and low blood sugar. Is there anything else I can help with?
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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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Rxp 500 White Pill
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What is this pill called ## Based on the description provided, this is a Canadian medication by the name of Rhoxal-Metformin FC (500 mg); which is an oral anti-diabetic drug. "Each white, round, biconvex, film-coated tablet, embossed RXP 500 on one side and scored on the other side, contains 500 mg of metformin HCl." Learn More: Metformin Details If you have any more questions or comments to add, please post back so I can further assist you. ## thanks for the help ## can these pills cause stomach upset and higher daily sugar readings
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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 ...
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Sandoz 500 metformin
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Have taken this brand for 2 years with no problems but last refill was told pharmacy can't get it anymore. Tried Teva and have stomach issues, anxiety and palpitations. Tried Solco and felt horrid. Is Sandoz not making met anymore?
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500 mg metformin pill markings
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I have changed Pharm. and must have combined diff. mfr. into one container.(500 mg.metformin) I know the one from teva u.s.a. is correct, The other pills are 1/2 " dia. white and marked 134 on one side only.Please advise, Dennis ## Hello, Dennis! How are you? The tablet with the 134 marking is manufactured by Marksans Pharma Inc. and they do list it as containing 500mgs of Metformin. The FDA classifies this as an oral antidiabetic medication and the typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, flatulence and stomach pain. Is there anything else I can help with?
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can i take hairfinity and metformin togeathet
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I got hairfinity and I am taking 250mg of metformin in the morning and 250 at dinner time will that hurt if I take them togeather. ## Hello, April! How are you? Before investing a lot of money into Hairfinity, you should be made aware that your hair length and growth rate are set by your genetics and there is nothing that will change that. While the proper nutrients can improve the health of your hair and make it look better, nothing can make it grow longer or faster than has been generically predetermined. That said, since it is just basically a multivitamin, there shouldn't be any issues taking it with the Metformin, unless your doctor says that you shouldn't take it. It is listed by the manufacturer as containing Vitamin A, C, Calcium, D3, B1, b2, b3, b6, Folic Acid, B12, Bio...
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what does the 500 mg metformin pill look like
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I take metformin and it always looked like an oval and this time it is round with70 on one side and a Z on the other side and this is not bring down my sugar. please let me know because the pharmacy has made mistakes before. ## This tablet is manufactured by Zydus Pharmaceuticals and they do list it as containing 500mgs of Metformin, which is used to help lower and control blood sugar. The FDA lists the most common side effects to this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, flatulence, stomach pain and hypoglycemia. There can be slight fluctuations from one generic to another, but how high is your blood sugar? It could be that this one just doesn't work for you, or is too much lower in the active ingredient to be effective for you. You may need to see your doctor to get...
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Cetapin Xr Side Effects
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What are the side affect of citapin xr where as my blood sugar level is normal but my doctor said take regularly morning & evening 1000 mg ## Cetapin contains the active ingredient Metformin, it is an oral antidiabetic medication that's used to help lower and control blood sugar. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, flatulence and hypoglycemia. Learn more Metformin details here. Have you been diagnosed as diabetic? ## can i take cetapin -xr1000 half tablet?will itbe equivalent of cetapin-xr500?simolarly can i take zoryl-2 half tablet to make it equivalent of zoryl-1,if needed?as i m taking some treatment which cause fall in sugar llevel/
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metformin use for
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Taking 850 mgs metformin but isnt working to lower blood sugar. Blood sugar readings now in low 300's. Recent bump by Dr. From 500mg to 850mg. Have reduced food intake, fruits, starches etc. But not much difference in results. Readings are before meals. What are other options as far as medications to take to help the metformin? ## Hello, Uvaldo! How are you doing? I'm sorry about the problem that you're having. As to your food intake, have you also reduced the amount of sweets overall and fats that you take in? According to various research papers on diabetes, fats can coat the cells and prevent their absorption of insulin, which elevates your blood sugar levels. You can really eat as much enough to feel full and satisfied, it just has to be of healthy, low-fat and low-sugar...
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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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