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Can i take Alli when taking metformin

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
Endocrinology 64 years experience
Not Common: Never break a tablet..can cause esophagus complications. Never 3 times a day either with food. Must be taken 2x a day. Perhaps alternate one day 1 2... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
You can, but: the dosage range is highly individualistic and if your doctor prescribed metformin 3 times per day, it is important to follow the instructions. Metfor... Read More

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Metformin: Metformin is a generic medication that's available in several different forms but essentially short & long acting. Check out epocrates.Com & drugs.Com... Read More
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
With meals: Take immediate release metformin with meals, twice a day. Time release should be taken as one larger dose with dinner. If you forget a dose, don't try... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Yes: You also need intensive diet, exercise and weight reduction.
Dr. Howard Greller
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: The two medications do not interact and do not share routes of elimination from the body. Just make sure that you are taking the correct dose and freq... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Please don't make : Changes to your medication regimen on your own. You and your physician form the treatment team. Discuss it with your provider so that the two of you c... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Glipizide: I read this story as the nurse teaching you how you should have been using glipizde all along. This is a once daily medication. I see nothing else her... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
The most effective: dose of metformin is 1000 mg twice a day. If you have PCOS, it may help you get pregnant but there is no way to tell whether or how long, Diet, exerci... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 52 years experience
Maximal effective...: Dose is 2000 mg daily this is what you should aim for as long as your kidneys are normal, your doctor knows for sure, and you have no side effe... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Depends on dosage: If you mean like an accidental ingestion it could cause diarrhea and lowering of the blood sugar. Unless it was taken at an overdose dosage.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 51 years experience
Sure: If metformin doesn't upset your stomach, cascara can, but is useful for a very irritating cathartic.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
If you are diabetic: (type ii) ; overweight - this would be an option to discuss with your physician.

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