Metformin

Category: Diabetes



Metformin Overview

Metformin, marketed under the trade name Glucophage among others, is the first-line medication for the treatment of type 2 diabetes,[5][6] particularly in people who are overweight.[7] It is also used in the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).[5] Limited evidence suggests metformin may prevent the cardiovascular disease and cancer complications of diabetes.[8][9] It is not associated wit...

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Metformin (Glycomet) 500 mg dosage adjustment

I am a 74-year-old male. I have had type 2 diabetes since the year 2012 and I have been taking Glycomet from the very beginning. I first started off slow with 250 mg twice a day, then went to 500 mg twice a day. One after lunch and one after dinner. As of late when I am taking 500 mg after breakfast, after two hours or so I am finding that I am experiencing mild hypoglycemia. Hence my doctor (brother) suggested me to take 250 mg after breakfast, 500 mg after lunch and 250 mg after dinner. That is dividing the same 1000 mg per day into three dosages. 250/500/250 per day. Is it a good proposition? He says that if I'm eating a small portion of food for breakfast, a little bit at lunch and a small amount of food at dinner time, these dosages will take care of the glucose levels. Is it t...

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Unsure if my Metformin tablets are real

I picked up my rx metformin from a pharmacy with my prescription but got metfortic 500 instead. Can anyone tell if this is fake or real? ## Hi Taz, If you picked these up from a licensed pharmacy with a valid prescription, then yes, they are real. However, being "real" does not necessarily equate to something being "effective", and often times patients who receive a lesser effective medication are quick to call it fake or counterfeit, when in reality it may just be certain fillers that inhibit optimal bioavailability. Nevertheless, if something doesn't seem right about your prescription then you should contact the pharmacy you got it filled at just to be on the safe side. "Metfortic 500" is something I've never heard of (nor can I find info on Google - so...

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How long to continue with krimson 35 to get pregnant

Hi. I am 23 yrs old, unmarried..I have PCOD doctor advised me to take metformin n krimson 35 to regularise my periods. I reduced 4 kgs n one month and my weight now is 51 kgs..am gng to get married in another 7 months. Doctor asked me to continue the tablets. How long should I continue dis tablets.. What should I do to get pregnant earlier? ## You will to get pregnant, while taking the Krimson 35, it is an oral contraceptive that prevents pregnancy. Yes, it can help balance your hormones and make your periods more regular, but you would need to stop taking it, in order to become pregnant. Its typical side effects, as listed by the U.S. FDA my possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache and PMS-like symptoms. You should continue them, until your doctor says otherwise, or you wish to b...

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Metformin 142 vs 93

Pill given by pharmacy changed from Metformin 500 er tablet marked 93 to tablet marked 142. What is the difference between the two? Different side effects? ## The only difference between the two Metformin pills are within the list of "inactive" ingredients (also referred to as binders/fillers) that help make up the composition of the pill. Certain inactive ingredients may affect bioavailability or how well the active ingredient(s) are absorbed. Some people may also be more or less sensitive to different inactive ingredients and that could affect one's perception of how well it works. Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release 500 mg Imprint: 142 Size (mm): 16 NDC: 62756-0142 Labeler: Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited Inactive Ingredients: -Xanthan Gum -Hypromellose -Sodium...

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difference between reclide xr 60 and mclazide m

Dr has recently prescribed reclide xr 60 for my mother, earlier she was using Mclazide M, i want to what is the difference between these two? ## To answer your question, Reclide tablets contain the active ingredient Gliclazide extended release. The difference is that Mclazide-M is not extended release, and it contains the active ingredient Gliclazide (80mg) as well as Metformin (500mg), for increased efficacy. So while both medications are antidiabetic agents, one lasts longer and the other is stronger. I hope this info helps! ## my mother is CKD patient with cretinine 4.6 .Before that my mother uses 1 mg glimpride and 1000 mg metformine twuce a day . Now my nephrology dr change diabetic medicine to Reclide 60 mg and tenebite 20 mg one time daily . my mothers sugar level not conyrolled ...

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white round pill 500 one side blank on other

Pill white round with 500 imprint one side other side blank? Can anyone tell me what this is? ## I am also having a lot of trouble with this even with identifiers... Hopefully someone will answer. It's been like a year so hopefully someone knows. Someone definitely knows. They might not use this site or it's like manufacturers that also probably wouldn't use the sites... Damn. ## Hello Missmiss, I found a pill that matches your description. What I found was a metformin hydrochloride 500 mg oral tablet, which is used to treat high blood sugar levels associated with type 2 diabetes. Below I have added a picture and some information that I sourced from the National Institute of Health. Product Code: 71717-104 Ingredient(s): metformin hydrochloride 500mg Inactive Ingredient(s):...

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Reaction to Metformin in elderly patients

My husband had been on Metformin for 20 years....became exhausted, couldn't think, & could barely move. He's on insulin now and feels better. ## Hello Jerry, I'm glad that your husband is on the mend. Did your husbands doctor state that the medication is what was causing him to be ill or was it that he needed insulin? I'm curious because I wasn't able to find any case studies that mention anything about causing issues to the bodies ability to produce insulin. I hope you have a wonderful day.

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GLYCOMET OVERDOSE EFFECTS

Can a glycomet overdose lead to death? If not, what will be the symptoms of overdose? ## My mother took glycomet at night around 8:30 pm, but at 4 in the morning she was found dead with her pacemaker placed on march 3rd, 2014. ## Glycomet Se 500: How Many Tablets Could Possibly Prove Fatal, Or Will Make One End Up In A Hospital? ## What happens when 4 glycomate 500mg doses are accidentally taken at the same time? Do we need to seek immediate medical attention? ## Yes, taking too much of any medication could be fatal. The NIH lists overdose symptoms as possibly including nausea, lethargy, drowsiness, shaking/tremors, and sedation. Siddharth, yes, one should see medical attention. Essy, the same, if someone takes more than has been prescribed, medical attention should be sought. Jas, what...

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METFORMIN HYDROCHLORIDE

DIABETES MEDICINE ## IAM TAKING THIS TABLETS 3 TIMES DAILY AND WANT TO KNOW HOW AND WHAT WAY THIS TABLET WILL HELP ME? tKS ## Metformin helps lower and control blood sugar in some Type 2 diabetics, by helping your body better process sugars. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, stomach pain, diarrhea, and flatulence. However, the medication will not do everything, you still have to eat healthily and get proper exercise. When have you been instructed to take it?

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Round white pill 134 on one side and nothing on the other

The pill is medium round, white, with the numbers 134 on one side and nothing on the other. Can anyone identify it? ## Hi Barbara, A round white pill with 134 on one side and nothing on the other is reportedly identified as Metformin 500mgs, used for blood sugar management in treating type-2 diabetes. NDC: 25000-134 Labeler: Marksans Pharma Limited Markings: 134 Shapes: Round Colors: White Size (mm): 12 Inactive Ingredients: -Povidone -Cellulose, Microcrystalline -Magnesium Stearate -Polyvinyl Alcohol -Talc -Titanium Dioxide -Polyethylene Glycols You can also view a photo of it by running a google image search for "Metformin 500 Mg round white 134". Hope this helps!

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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.

NDC Database Records for Metformin: (620 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0093-1048 Metformin Hydrochloride 500 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-1049 Metformin Hydrochloride 850 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-7212 Metformin Hydrochloride 750 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-7214 Metformin Hydrochloride 1 Gm Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-7267 Metformin Hydrochloride 500 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0179-0178 Metformin Hydrochloride 1000 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
  • 0179-0183 Metformin Hydrochloride 850 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
  • 0179-1979 Metformin Hydrochloride 500 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
  • 0185-0213 Metformin Hydrochloride 500 mg Oral Tablet by Eon Labs, Inc.
  • 0185-0215 Metformin Hydrochloride 850 mg Oral Tablet by Eon Labs, Inc.
  • 0185-0221 Metformin Hydrochloride 1 Gm Oral Tablet by Eon Labs, Inc.
  • 0185-4416 Metformin Hydrochloride 500 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Tablet by Eon Labs, Inc.
  • 0228-2657 Metformin Hydrochloride 500 mg Oral Tablet by Actavis Elizabeth LLC
  • 0228-2715 Metformin Hydrochloride 850 mg Oral Tablet by Actavis Elizabeth LLC
  • 0228-2718 Metformin Hydrochloride 1 Gm Oral Tablet by Actavis Elizabeth LLC
  • 0228-2728 Metformin Hydrochloride 750 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Tablet by Actavis Elizabeth LLC
  • 0228-2740 Metformin Hydrochloride 500 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Tablet by Actavis Elizabeth LLC
  • 0378-0234 Metformin Hydrochloride 500 mg Oral Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-0240 Metformin Hydrochloride 850 mg Oral Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-0244 Metformin Hydrochloride 1 Gm Oral Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
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Other drugs which contain Metformin or a similar ingredient: (37 results)

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