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how long does it take 500mg of metformin to get out of the system and what are the side effects

A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Metformin: Main side effect of metformin is abdominal cramping, gas and diarrhea. 500 mg is a small dose. Talk to your doctor if you plan to stop any medicatio ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
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Days: If they're due to metformin, they will stop within sever days. If they continue, they're due to something else.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
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No: Metformin is excellent at reducing Insulin resistance, particularly when combined with diet, exercise, and weight loss. Most effective dose is 2000 md ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
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Check w/doctor: Metformin must be 2x/day to be effective. Most effective dose is 2000/d. Increase in 500 mg steps each week to avoid side effects.
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Dr. Dan Fisher
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Within a week: Metformin often induces mild GI upset which subsides within a week or so of initiating or increasing the dose. If effects do not subside one should co ... Read More
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Dr. Allen Seely
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MAYBE indefinitely: Metformin has G.I. Side effects including diarrhea and abdominal cramps. The symptoms may last as long as you are taking the medication. One solution ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
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Well tolerated: Metformin (glucophage) is effective in lowering glucose in diabetics, and treating the Insulin resistance of pcos. It can cause some diarrhea. It c ... Read More
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Dr. Melissa Young
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Eat first, split dos: Make sure you are taking it on a empty stomach. Eat first, then take it. And see if splitting the dose up helps.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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None?: Thyroxine rightly used has no side effects. Metformin is generally well-tolerated but may make you feel strange; i'm told no 2 people have the same e ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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SGLT2 inhibitors: Hi. It's unfortunate that some folks just can't take metformin because of GI side effects, but it seems your doc did the right thing by stopping it. I ... Read More
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