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can I take alli when taking metformin

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
63 years experience Endocrinology
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

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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
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
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Yes: You also need intensive diet, exercise and weight reduction.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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 86-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
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
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
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
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience Endocrinology
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
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience Family Medicine
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 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
50 years experience Rheumatology
Sure: If metformin doesn't upset your stomach, cascara can, but is useful for a very irritating cathartic.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
If you are diabetic: (type ii) ; overweight - this would be an option to discuss with your physician.

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