On Metformin 500mg Twice A Day With Side Effects

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Bobby Says:
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.

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Verwon Says:
WHen you are diabetic, it is always advisable to eat more than just two meals a day, you should eat 3 well-balanced meals and have a health snack or two.

Doing so helps to better balance your blood sugar and is much healthier for you, overall.

As to the sleepiness, yes, this can be a side effect of the medication, however, it could also partly be from the fact that your body has been used to running at a high sugar level and is now having to readjust to a lower level.

It should, eventually, taper off and not be as severe, as your body gets used to these changes. It may take a few weeks, however.

And yes, the heartburn can also be a normal side effect of the medication.


Is there anything else I can help you with?

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Side affects yes- Says:
I was on Metformin for several years. It helps with the Blood sugar. Not knowing the side affects was the excessive wet burps. It was uncontrollable. I may not of explained it completely to my Doctor. So I was put on Nexum.
$$$$ over and over.
I was just taken off of the Metformin. Very little to no wet burps. Thinking about getting off the Nexum $$$. Since the wet burps are maybe once or twice a week instead of 5-6 times or more a day.
But - my sugar is climbing and the new med doesn't seem to work as well as the Metformin.

You maybe discribing it as heartburn. But it's not!

Good Luck!

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Ginny Says:
Are the thining of your hair a side effort of taking 500mg twice a day for about 2 years?

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Fenfuro Says:
Please add Fenfuro with your existing medicinal regime and see the results within 3-6 months.

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harvey Says:
I want to tell you to all of you to be careful with this medication because some people can show some Metformin side effects and alergic reaction.
Allergic reactions can be really dangerous and can cause, swelling of tongue, mouth, face and lips, also dark urine can appear, very strong pains in the abdomen, dizziness, difficulties when urinating. I experience few of this and it was living hell... i am now on Glipizide

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Fran Says:
I saw your question while searching for side effects of Metformin HCL. I started taking it a few weeks ago, and my hair is falling out at an alarming rate. Did you get an answer to your inquiry and if so, would you mind sharing it with me. Many thanks. Fran

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Paula Says:
Should Metformin be taken as precaution to diabetes? Blood sugar high but not diabetic. Dr put me on 500mg per day of Metformin twice per day as a preventative to help lower blood sugar. I had another Dr tell me I shouldn't be taking it as a preventative. Also concerned about side effects.

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Lisa Says:
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Hi , my husband takes 500 mg of Metformin Hcl twice a day. But he takes the 2 pills at the same time in the morning and not ever twelve hours like he is suppose too..and he is have kidney problems can it be because he taking his meds wrong or is it because he is over weight like our doctor says?

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Ellie Says:
I am going to the doctor today because I have been getting on and off swelling of the tongue, lips and face. Since it happens at night after supper, which is the time I take Metformin, I am now thinking this could be a side effect from this medication. All this swelling on and off only started after I got on this medication.

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Elizabete Says:
Hi, i am already 41 years old, have a son 6 years old, but I can not get pregnant again. My doct gave me GLUCOPHAGE 500mg to help me... Is this correct???#


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Laura Says:
My feet have been stinging/burning for 7 years, but every tests always said 'no diabetes', until now. I'm having bad side effects, but not sure if it's the Metformin alone, or the combination. Just told I have type 2 diabetes, and put on 500 mg of Metformin 2 times a day, 600 mg of Irbesartan once a day and 75 mg of Lyrica 2 times a day. Only been taking these for 3 days! I just spent most of today on the toilet and my head in a trash basket (both ends going) so very sick, with major chills, like the worse flu like symptoms ever. Took a nap and now feel well enough to get on the computer to look for answers.

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Ray Says:
Doctor prescribe two metformin 500mg a day and now I take two in morning and one at supper time to maintain a glucose level below 150, which is working 109 to 119 but if i test first thing in morning it's around 136 to146. is this normal!

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Nikki Says:
I have type 2 diabetes, I been prescribed 500mg 2 in the morning and two at night.....I have started to have trouble breathing, coughing and a rash on my neck and arms, and it seems to stop when I stop taking the meds for a few days....but then my blood sugar goes to 288 or so.......I don't know what to do.........are these possible alergic reactions to the meds ?????? help !!!!

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Laura Says:
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This is the dumbest site. No one has any answers just more questions.

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FeltyGal Says:
Harvey (2011) and Laura (2014), I was placed on Metformin 500 mg two mos ago as a precautionary for Diab 2, although my numbers were not really a concern, just a bit of excess weight my doctor could not understand. All my others numbers were great, even cholesterol is 70; I eat little amounts and very healthy choices, and have all my life. My first question to him and the pharmacist was is there a risk of taking this if my body does not need it. Oh, no, it is safe. Well, just about five weeks into the medication, I have suffered sudden and total hearing loss in my right ear, requiring several 8-hr road (round) trips to UAB @ B'ham, three painful procedures, still to no avail, and have to return yet for further assessment(s). Am very concerned that Metformin is the mystery link since every thing else has been ruled out.

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Nicole Says:
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Yes, especially if you have PCOS. I am currently taking it for that condition. I also took it 12 years ago when we were trying to conceive. Good luck!

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Joyce Says:
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I forgot and took my Metaformin at the end of my dinner is it less effective when taken at the end if meal? I got a reading of 163 and had a sweet potato, green beans, pork chop and a dinner roll. I was surprised by reading as high?

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jomacrutcer Says:
My Dr also gave Metformin to take twice a day. Since I've started taking the medicine I've noticed that my tongue is swelling as well. I have also noticed that I have extremely bad cotton mouth.

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stella Says:
you are so right. Where are the answers? doctor? pharmacist?

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