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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Gemer 1 & Gemer 2

I am taking "GEMER 1" Tablets, as I am diaognised as "TYPE 2 Diabetes Patient", but its been now almost 10 Months & I feel very lazy at times during the day or night & my both legs pains. I take one tablet in the morning before Breakfast & one tablet in the night. Want your advise if I am taking the right medicine as priscribed by my Doctor or should I change my medication or should I increase my dosage. For 3 Months or so when my "GEMER 1" Tablets were finished, the doctor told me to take "GEMER 2", half in the morning & half in the night. Now as my stock of Gemer 1 has come, so I am again taking "GEMER 1". ## What has your doctor said about your going back to the Gemer 1 and about your other symptoms? What have your blood sugar l...

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How do I use Apple Cider Vinegar for weight loss?

What is I the correct way to take apple cider vinegar for weight loss? I've heard a couple of tablespoons in water before a meal... Is that once a day before dinner or more times a day? Also, I quite often use Optislim shakes for the smaller meals during the day. I am also starting to try Garcinia. How is the best way to use these for maximum effectiveness?? ## Hello Lauralee, Ironically this was a rumor that I heard once upon a time and I spent a large amount of time doing research trying to verify the claim. What I found was that there is little to no scientific data supporting the theory that taking a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar before each meal helps with weight loss. However, in the case studies that I have found it shows that there is no clear indication among the divers...

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Metformin 850mg Side Effects

Can metformin 850 mg can cause a loss in weight of the diabetic? Thanks ## I've been diabetic since 2000 and have been controlling it by diet, but after 6 yrs it is not in control so i started metformin 500 x 2 daily. But after, in 2010 my sugar was staying too high so i was prescribed janumet which caused me to gain 5kgs in a year. Plus my feet hurt a lot and I'm feeling very weak. Please help me. ## Sandy, many type 2 diabetics tend to have gained weight from the diabetes, then they will lose some once they start getting it under control, such as by using the medication. However, if it's a severe weight loss, then you should seek medical attention to have it checked out. Rozy, how have your blood sugar levels been recently? Are you also continuing to watch what you eat? ##...

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metformin smell

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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Metformin-pyridoxin hydrocloride-letrozole-dufaston

Hello,I have diagonalized with PCOS and in a medication of Metformin+pyridoxin hydrocloride+letrozole+dufaston tablets since a month.I was aking birth control Crisanta before this to make my ovaries in better condition before trying to conceive.but now i feel vaginal dryness and not feeling the arousal after several attempt.If somebody in similar medication facing this problem.If there is a way out..if using any lubricant .I have heard about Pre-seed ,if anybody tried and got results.pls reply. ## Oh my goodness, yes!!! I am on Metformin and Letrazole and the vaginal dryness is awful. Even when aroused there is no moisture whatsoever. I am planning on trying trying the Pre-seed lubricant this month, and will let you know I wish you the best of luck! ## hi... i ALSo encountered on that k...

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DBX-13 scam

In January 2013 - I recently purchased a subscription to the Health Sciences Institute (HSI) newsletter and got the book "Miracles from the Vault." I scoured the pages to find DBX-13 which they advertised as the diabetes miracle cure, and couldn't find it anywhere. I called HSI, and after three attempts and by threatening to take them to court for false advertising, a response finally came by email. DBX-13 is called X-Cravings. But get this... it is no longer being manufactured. X-Cravings appears to be a formula to help you stop craving food... a diet product... and I guess they apparently felt this would help you lose weight which would help your diabetes. I placed a call to the manufacturer of X-Cravings, Nutricology. Tel: (800)545-9960 who claims they don't know that...

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primolut n and metformin

Hello, I have irregular period becAuse of PCOS so I have been on metformin 500mg thrice a day for the past 2 mnths. My DR just prescribed me primolut n to start my period. Is it okay to use primolut with metformin ## hi... I m 22 yrs. I have been consuming primolut-n 5mg from past 1 year every month 8days before my periods 3 per day for 3 days and after 4 days I get my periods. this was prescribed by dr. I want to know whether this wil affect my pregnancy when I want to conceive later. the flow during my periods is very less.. please help me. ## Hi Im 23 now i did not get my periods for last whole year so my doctor prescribed me primelute and metformin So my question is Will primelute cure pcos? ## please,can primolut N and Metformin cure PCOS? Someone 1 that has PCOS get pregnant? ## H...

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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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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: (655 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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Metformin tinnitus/hearing loss
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