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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 withdrawal symptoms
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My dr stopped my metformin abruptly cause it made me sick now I having symptoms Muscle cramps headaches foggy vomiting blood etc test normal for feet swelling help is it withdrawal does it get better type 2 ## I have read that you can have withdrawals from Metforman. I just sopped it abruptly and now have chronic muscle pain in my feet, arms, neck as well as carpal tunnel pain. I think we're supposed to wean off of it not just cold turkey it. Sorry you've been in pain...hope your feeling better! ## It's my bf that havin am he will recover won't he me I been in benzo with cold turkey slowly getting better still on goin 5 years 6 mths me and nd having a bad time of it how long down ur last ## I had last one 2 was ago. I read that it will take at least 1 month to get rid of...
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Is metformin same a glipizide or two different my friend a still suffering a lot of muscle pain.bleeding foggy head aches from Dr quitting him cold turkey met now he on flip few year he not improve much help his sugar high he a gud healthy diet to he always tired
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How do I get rid of tight muscle pain and stiffness Dr stop met cold turkey does it go away and bleeding foggy head
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metformin 500mg tab her and hormones
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I've been diabetic for years but here lately my hormones, hot flashes has been bad , I'm turning 52 now it seem as if I can't get my daily testing especially in the AM under control I'm on 5mg of Glibizide and 500mg 2x a day of metformin. Does hormones changing have anything to do with our diabetes testing numbers? ## Hello, Deb! How are you? I'm sorry about what you've been going through. Yes, it may affect it, because insulin is actually a hormone. However, you should have it checked out by your doctor, to be certain that there is nothing else going on. The FDA lists the typical side effects of Metformin as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, stomach pain, flatulence and hyperglycemia. Is there anything else I can help with?
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What Is The Side Effect Of Gluformin
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Abbott, Gluformin*500, side effect of this tablet ## Hi Sen, Side-effects of Gluformin (Metformin) can include, but is no limited to any of the following symptoms: diarrhea bloating stomach pain gas indigestion constipation unpleasant metallic taste in mouth heartburn headache flushing of the skin nail changes muscle pain chest pain rash Ref: Learn More: Metformin Details I hope this helps to answer your question! ## glycomet tablet ## My dr asked me to take Gluformin G2 for diabetic. My Fasting 176 & PP 359. Please advise.
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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...
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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...
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How to take metformin 500mg tab her
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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? ## May i know which medicine should be taken before breakfast..Formet or glymepiride ? Thank you
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Metformin/Paleo diet and fruit
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Hi! I started taking Metformin today. I have PCOS and gained 15 pounds in six months In conjunction I am following a Paleo diet with no grain or gluten whatsoever, no dairy other than butter and the occasional sweet potato or plantain. I'd like to know if fruit is a safe source of carbohydrate with Metformin?i take 500 mg with breakfast and dinner.are there specific times to make it more efficient? ## Hello, Delphine! How are you? The main concern with the fruit is the effect that the sugars in it will have on the insulin in your body. It's not dangerous, per se, but it could aggravate your PCOS, if you eat too much. The best time to take it is at the start of meal, so the medication has a chance to start working, by the time you are digesting your food. The FDA lists the typica...
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metformin hcl 500mg sa tab (IP 178)
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I take 100mg of the above Metformin 1 time a day with the evening meal. Sometimes the next morning I will notice the undesolved tablest in my stool, especially when I have diarrhea. What can I do to make sure my medication is disolving and taking effect. ## Hello, John! How are you? What you are seeing in your stool is just the outer shell, however, the medication is released and used by your body. Metformin actually tends to have a horrible odor, so some manufacturers use a special outer shell/coating, to prevent people from smelling it. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, stomach pain, flatulence and hypoglycemia. Is there anything else I can help with?
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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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