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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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Glycomet 500 Mg Sr Side Effects
am having glycomet 500mg. Am obese but not diabetic. Yes i do have irregular preiods and reason for that is am suffereing from PCOS...mt gynec has prescribed me this. she has asked me to take this 1000mg per day.. Since i started taking am running short off breath sometimes, and also weakness...So is it ok if i contiue taking it? ## How long have you been taking it? It really shouldn't cause shortness of breath, as a side effect, unless it's making your blood sugar go low, which is possible. Have you been checking it? Has your doctor run tests to check your blood sugar levels? earn more Metformin information here. ## I am 5 months pregnant. My doctor prescribe glycomite 850 mg. My sugar level is in the range of 172 after GTT test. Is it safe to take this Drug. I am scared that i...
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apo 500 white pill met ablong
what is this pill and what is it use for? ## Hello, Donn! How are you doing? This tablet contains 500mgs of Metformin, which is an oral antidiabetic medication that used to help lower and control blood sugar. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, flatulence, stomach pain and hypoglycemia. Is there anything else I can help with?
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how to dispose of metformin pills
Pills were found on the ground & an open medicine bottle with the name torn off. Found on school property. How should I dispose of them?
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Can Metformin Be The Cause Of Burning Sensation While Urinating I Recntly Notice This After Starting A Strip And Went To Doctor For It N She
i started taking a strip of metformi 500 because i want to get pregnant,a couple days after i notice i had a burning sensation when passing urine so i went to the doctor who then said i have uti and she prescribed norilet 400mg but the burnig is still here so am wondering if metformin is anyway responsible. ## No, that isn't something that Metformin is known to cause. Learn more Metformin details here. It is likely a UTI as your doctor stated and you may need to return for another antibiotic if the one that was prescribed hasn't worked. Learn more Norilet details here. Are there any other questions or comments? ## Over the years I would occasionally have moments where I needed to urinate but not much at all came out and it was accompanied by a burning sensation. I've been pr...
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How to take metformin 500mg tab her
When is the best time to take it? Can you take it with meal? ## Hello, Andrea! How are you? You should take it as directed by your doctor. Usually, it should be taken just before a meal, so it has the chance to start working to control your blood sugar, by the time you are digesting your food and will experience the most fluctuations. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, flatulence and hypoglycemia. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 6 days ago.
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Rash when switching from normal Metformin to ER?
I have been taking normal metformin (1000mg per day) since April 2014. It had a strong GI effect on me (10 bathroom trips between bathroom and lunchtime), and truthfully, there were times I couldn't take it at all if I wanted to be able to leave my home due to those side effects. My doctor felt that although metformin commonly has gastro side effects, mine were on the extreme side. He switched me to 1000mg of metformin ER to see if that would help things. It did, however two days after taking the ER, my left leg broke out in hives. Only the left leg, on the front shin area. My doctor switched me back to the regular metformin (but only 500mg at night) to see if it was maybe an additive in the ER version that I might be allergic to. However, neither of us could explain why an allergy ...
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Side Effect Of Jalra M 50 1000
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 food.at the time of high sugar and now my sugar level fasting 120 and ...
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Ycyst-M
For Insulin Resistant PCOS, the combination of Benfotiamine 100mg & Metformin 500mg Tablets works better than Metformin alone. This is my personal experience through 6 months. ## Which medication can be used in case of Insulin Sensitive PCOS? ## I'm just of 16.. n I'm suffering from PCOS.. I'm taking YCYST-D.. Is it really helpful???
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glycomet SR 500 mg
i hv pcos. Dr. has rescribed me glcomet SR 500 mg. i wanna knw what are its side effects and what is its use. ## Glycomet contains the active ingredient Metformin, this is an oral anti-diabetic medication. It is used to help lower blood sugar and, sometimes, to treat PCOS. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, dry mouth and low blood sugar. You can read more on it here: Is there anything else I can help you with? ## when this tablet should be taken ? before the meals or after the meals? ## sir.....my father is a dibatics pataint...filling pain in his body..his level of dibetics is low please piscribes some medicene for him...now he is taking glycomet500 sr.... thanking you ## hi, I take glycomet500sr in the evening after meal, but it comes out with the stool in the next m...
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metformin for an 8 year old?
My 8 year old daughter is apparently pre diabetic. Her fasting insulin is 44 which shouldn't be over somewhere around the low to mid 20's, I think was said. At a follow up appointment today w/ her pediatrician he order a couple more blood tests for liver enzyme level and lactic acid. He stated that if these tests are normal he wants to start her on Metformin. Naturally, I begin my Google search and see that it's not recommended for children under 10. Concerning? Yes. In a different situation this happened and my insurance wouldn't even consider paying with or without a prior authorization for the physician. Problem #2. I guess. Anyway a little history. ...She is, in my opinion, severely overweight at 127 lbs, is 1/2 African American, has plenty of extra waistline fat, wa...
Updated 22 days ago.
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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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