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Metformin Sr 500
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i started taking metformin SR in may 12, replacing the IR tablets, having suffered for years with side affects for years. in june when i had my next blood test my platelet count was down to 1300, haveing been normal previously, it seems strange that on taking the slow release tabs i have platelet reduction, can the slow release tablets be having an effect on my platelets. any one able to help please. ## Yes, it may be due to the Metformin, though it likely would have happened regardless of which formulation you were taking, since it has been known to cause it in some people that take it. Learn more Metformin details here. It could even just be that the current dosage is too hight for you, because that can also be an overdose symptom. What have you been advised? Will you just be keeping ... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Metformin.
Sun, Jan 20 '13, 2:45 PM
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... ...
Updated 1 month ago in Metformin.
Tue, Jan 20 '15, 1:47 PM
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I take extended realice metformin my blood sugar high till2 pm does not work fast enough what can I do ## Hello, Jean! How are you? What type of foods do you eat? That can have a great effect of your sugar level, because the medication isn't going to do every thing. Anything with simple sugars, such as sweets and fruits will cause elevations, so will anything high in fat. Do you also exercise each day? That is also vital towards controlling your blood sugar. What dose of Metformin do you take? ...
Updated 1 year ago in Metformin.
Wed, Feb 26 '14, 3:46 PM
can i take 1 extra metformin if my sugar spikes high
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I take 1 metformin hcl 500mg daily--if my sugar spiks to 375 can I take a 1 more pill 10 hr. later? ## if my sugar spikes to 375 can I take 1 more metform 500mg appox. 10 hrs. after my 1 daily dose ## Even after taking one tablet of glyciphase containing metformin if the reading continues at above 200 I think you should take additional tablet not glyciphase itself you should take on doctor's advice another like Trivolib 2 combination glimepiride, voglibose and metformin. ## Hello, Patty! How are you? You need to speak to your doctor about this issue. If your current dosage isn't controlling your blood sugar throughout the day, you may need a dosage adjustment, a time released formulation of the medication, or a different medication altogether. Do you watch what you eat to keep y... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Metformin.
Thu, Feb 13 '14, 10:03 AM
Metformin Prescription?
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Is it possible to get a prescription for Metforman/glucophage online or to find it online? I am worried, because I have been gaining weight rapidly this past year. I am morbidly obese, and my doctors will not help me because my A1c was only 5.5. I am worried about type 2 diabetes, and I think my A1c is high enough that medicine may benefit me, even though I am technically not diabetic yet. I have read about diabetics who get their A1c below 5.5 with metformin, and there seem to be no adverse affects even when they continue taking the medicine at these levels. I am also having problems with ovulation and was recently diagnosed with endometrial hyperplasia, a condition associated with insulin resistance. I have been struggling to conceive for three years now. Ultrasound shows no evidence ... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Metformin.
Tue, Feb 25 '14, 5:58 PM
Metformin 500 mg reaction
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I took metformin 500 mg once a day for two days and had following reactions. Muscle weakness over both shoulders just once or twice a day, extreme thurst, increased hunger, confusion came and per doctors advise , I went to 1/2 the medicine, did better for a day- better digestion, frequent urination made me lose water weight but on the third day, I got those same system.... ## Hello, Sonal! How are you doing? It is normal to experience side effects, when you first start taking a medication, because your body needs to get used to it. They will usually wear off after about 4 weeks or so, once your body adjusts. This is working to lower you blood sugar, which means that it must have been high and it's actually elevated sugar levels that cause the thirst, hunger and increased... ...
Updated 10 months ago in Metformin.
Wed, Mar 26 '14, 11:08 AM
Metformin 500mg Tab Sandoz
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I take this medication, but i am having trouble keeping my sugar down. It has been running high for a few weeks. The question is- can I take more Metformin to regulate my sugar. It is highest at night. I take 2 per day which is whatis prescribe. Can I also take one before I go to bed? ## Just add Fenfuro in your existing medicinal regime and feel the results within 3-6 months. ## I wouldn't suggest changing your medication, without first consulting your doctor. They are the ones who will best know how to help you with your problem. Another thing that you have to take in consideration is your diet, if you are still continuing to just eat whatever you want, including foods that contain high amounts of fats and sugars, you can't expect this medication to be able to completely contr... ...
Updated 2 months ago in Metformin.
Fri, Dec 19 '14, 9:26 PM
Vidagliptin And Metformin
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I am a patient of diabetes type II I used Novomix 30 28 units in the morning and 26 units in the evening with vidagliptin and metforminm 50/850, deplatt 75. my fasting sugar level is not below 280-320 and microalbuminuria in the urine is high and also I am a patient of MI ## Wow, I'm sorry you're having such problems. However, in addition to the medications, how careful are you with your diet and what you eat and drink? Learn more Diabetes details here. Both sugars and fats can cause elevation in your blood sugar levels, so you have to keep both of them to a minimum in your diet. Do you also exercise regularly? That is also a very important part of lowering your blood sugar as much as possible. ...
Updated 2 years ago in Metformin.
Wed, Jan 30 '13, 2:51 PM
Metformin 500mg Tab Sandoz?
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Are the metformin 500mg tab sandoz used to control high blood sugar? ## Hello, Based on my research, Metformin belongs to the class of medications called "oral hypoglycemics", which are medications that lower blood sugar. It is used to control blood glucose (blood sugar) for people with type 2 diabetes. It is used when diet, exercise, and weight reduction have not been found to lower blood glucose well enough on their own. Metformin works by reducing the amount of glucose made by the liver and by making it easier for glucose to enter into the tissues of the body. Metformin has been found to be especially useful in delaying problems associated with diabetes for overweight people with diabetes. NOTE: studies have proved that a low fat raw vegan diet can reverse and cure diabetes t... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Metformin.
Sat, Mar 30 '13, 5:43 PM
What is the effect of Metformin
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I am a type II diabetic, and I use metformin since a year and have, there was a lack of glucophase, and my doctor told me that i can use the metform which has the same mollecul than glucophase, but i remark 3 month having leak of memory, i will take to me longer time to tell a name of some i know. For example at the death of Miss Tacher from UK, i forgot complely her name , and i am a high graduate this could nothapen to me normally ...
Updated 1 year ago in Metformin.
Mon, Apr 15 '13, 9:05 AM
metformin ER metform 500mg by Teva
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white,oval,48 on one side 93 on other side. Is not scored, made by Teva. Can I cut in half? I've not used this brand before. It doesn't have the taste of usual tablet made by APOT. ## my metformin by teva smells and taste like a dead mouse, ## I had the dead mouse and the major fish. I stopped because of stomach pain from the chinese manu that seemed to win all the local contracts. High A1C as a result of these games. ## To clear up some things asked about or mentioned in these posts… No, it is not safe to cut any tablet that is time released, as denoted by the ER in the first post. Doing say may result in your getting too much of the medication, at once, which could lead to overdose. However, the tablet made by Teva with the 93 48 marking is not a time release... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Metformin.
Fri, Mar 08 '13, 3:10 PM
is metformin hcl 500 mg a water pill
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I have been taking metformin 500 for a year is this a water pill? ## No, it is Not a water pill. Metformin, brand name Glucophage, is used to control high blood sugar. ## BL is correct, Metformin is not a water pill. It is a diabetic medication in the biguanide class that is indicated for the treatment of diabetes, type 2, polycystic ovary syndrome, female infertility, and insulin resistance syndrome. Metformin works by suppressing glucose production by the liver and is the only antidiabetic drug that has been conclusively shown to prevent the cardiovascular complications of diabetes. It helps reduce LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and is not associated with weight gain. As of 2010, metformin is one of only two oral antidiabetics in the World Health Organization Model List of E... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Metformin.
Sat, Jul 27 '13, 1:34 PM
bisocor and metformin side effects
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I am 71 but very active, I am also diabetic type 2 and take metformin and glibencizide every morning and evening. My doctor gave me lisinopril 10mg and bisocor 2.5 mg (half a tablet) for high blood pressure, I am keeping it at approx 125/75 with this medicine. My blood sugar is between 5 and 7 mml and my blood tests are okay. I have had a stress testfor my heart and that was okay, I am overweight at 110kg but am trying to lose weight. I feel shaky inside and lacklustre, could my medicine be causing a reaction. Every time I see my doctor, he sends me for tests and basically they all come back okay. I am not a whining hypochondriac, just a normal guy who would like to feel normal. I live in Zimbabwe where the medical facilities are not that great. ...
Updated 1 year ago in Metformin.
Fri, Feb 07 '14, 10:03 AM
Metformin Hcl 500mg Tab Side Effects
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I was recently switched from Glyburid-Metformin to Metformin HCL 500 MG - I have been experiencing frequent migrane headaches (daily) and have put on over 5 lbs in 2 weeks. Also my blood sugar numbers are higher especially in the morning. Only benefit is that there have been no more low readings. ## Have you consulted your doctor? Suddenly stopping any medication that you've been taking for a long period of time may result in some withdrawal and rebound effects, which may explain your symptoms, but you should talk to your doctor about it, to be certain. Has there been any improvement, yet? ## I switched back two days ago. Headaches still happening but not nearly as severe. Low sugar reading happened once. ...
Updated 2 years ago in Metformin.
Mon, Apr 09 '12, 1:08 PM
Glimepiride Metformin& pioglitazone
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please suggest a medicine which does not have side effects of above and could takecare of. Controlling high blood sugar helps prevent kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, loss of limbs, and sexual function problems. Proper control of diabetes may also lessen your risk of a heart attack or stroke ...
Updated 1 year ago in Glimepiride.
Sun, Apr 28 '13, 12:25 AM
Metformin pharmaceutical companies
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I've been on Metformin for several years and done well. Recently I refilled the script and the pharmacy had changed suppliers to aurobindo. The pills smelled like rotting fish but I managed to take it. My blood sugar was running higher on this med. the next refill smelled and tasted so strong I could hardly take the pills. I developed horrible nausea and severe diarrhea and lost 15 lbs in 3 weeks. Since my pharmacy refused to order the drug from a different manufacturer I changed to Walgreens who did not use aurobindo and immediately the symptoms were gone. I question the quality control of that manufacturer and worry about using drugs from many foreign countries. I am willing to pay more to feel that the drugs are safe!!! ## Hello, Maggie! How are you? Sorry about the problem that ... ...
Updated 3 months ago in Metformin.
Mon, Nov 10 '14, 2:11 PM
glimepiride 2mg and metformin hcl 1000 both x2
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do I take them both together or can I take one at lunch and one for dinner and then at bed time, I have high sugar in the mornings ## Hello, Jeanette! How are you? What are the prescribing instructions that were provided with them? How high is your sugar level? What types of foods do you eat? Do you get lots of exercise? ...
Updated 8 months ago in Glimepiride.
Tue, Jun 17 '14, 2:31 PM
Pills Maker Glyburide 10mg and Metformin 1,000mg
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what long term damage can glyburide 10 mg daily drug do to the body organs after using it 3-4 years, what are the signs and symptoms. Metformin, same as above what damage can be done to the body organs, what are the signs and symptoms 1,000 mg daily ## Well, since most medications are processed through the liver, there is some risk of suffering damage from taking them, but that applies to about 98% of the drugs on the market, not just these ones. And, in reality, the risks of organ damage to you would be far, far greater if you didn't take them and let your diabetes continue out of control, because the high blood sugar levels can burn out your organs, the liver, heart and kidneys. Learn more Gyburide details here. Learn more Metformin details here. There aren't even really any s... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Glyburide.
Tue, Sep 11 '12, 4:43 PM
Fortamet 500 mg ER and Metformin 500 mg ER differences
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I regularly take Fortamet 500 mg ER and about 3 years ago tried the lesser expensive Metformin 500 mg ER. The Metformin did not work nearly as well as Fortamet. 1) Why would that be? 2) Are there assistance programs to help offset the high cost of the brand Fortamet? Thank you! ## Hello, Lindy! How are you? There are some generics that are osmotic, this means that precise testing and formulating is done to ensure that they match very closely with the name brand, but that does not apply to all of them. Basically the cheaper a generic gets, the more leeway is taken, thus you may have gotten one that was still time released, but had enough differences to keep it from working well for you, especially if your body was used to the name brand. And unfortunately, I am not finding any assistance... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Fortamet.
Sun, Dec 29 '13, 3:52 PM
side effect of glimepride ,metformin combination with voglibose
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My husband is 48yrs old. He is suffering from diabetes since 15yrs. Lately his sugar levels were quite high. The doctor has advised tribetrol 1 forte twice a day and jalra50/500 once at night. Are all these medicines safe to be used together? ...
Updated 1 year ago in Metformin.
Mon, Feb 10 '14, 8:39 AM

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