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if I miss taking My metformin what should I do

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
If you miss: A dose of metformin, ignore it and restart at your next scheduled dose, since doses are generally only given with meals. Don't try to make up a dose o ... Read More

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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Haynes
36 years experience Endocrinology
Not a problem: Shouldn't cause any issues to miss a couple days of metformin for pcos. There are no withdrawal symptoms either.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Low sugar: 1000 dose of Metformin should cause no major concern. Much more important! You can control your diabetes to a point where you no longer have diabetes. ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
11 years experience Family Medicine
Missing pills: Missing those three pills is the likely cause of why your period is not irregular. Continue taking the pills regularly and eventually your cycle shoul ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
13 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Irregular bleeding: Progestins can be used to help with irregular bleeding. If your bleeding is due to failure to ovulate, progestins can be used to control bleeding. It ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Dr. Ward Dean answered
42 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Not clear question: Don't know what "regestrone" or "HSG" is. Do you mean progesterone? Do you mean HCG? Whatever, you need to take Metformin on regular basis. It wil ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Which tablets?: Please clarify and re-ask.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
37 years experience Family Medicine
Depends : This is a Progesterone only pill. It may regulate your period but if you also want the contraceptive effect, you must be careful to take it the same ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
44 years experience Endocrinology
Depends: There is a variety of options for the treatment of diabetes. What is best for you depends on the kind of diabetes you have, how high your blood sugar ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
22 years experience Psychiatry
Skip 'sugar pils': Many women can skip the hormone changes and resulting bleeding aspect of a menstrual cycle (for a special event) by skipping the 'sugar pills' that ar ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
39 years experience General Practice
Take next dose: Skip the dose you missed if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not ever take extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Keep taking it: If you have a period while on birth control, you should keep taking it. If this problem happens repeatedly, you should see your Gyn doc and change t ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Speak with your GYN: The first step is to speak with an ob/gyn. He/she will need to know what type of contraceptive you were using. I presume by your question you mean the ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelvin White
32 years experience Family Medicine
RELAX: TAKE YOUR MOM . TALK WITH GYN AND GET COMFORTABLE WITH GYN. GET IT OVER WITH QUICKLY
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dorothy Carin
24 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: If you are taking your birth control pills to regulate your periods, you need to take them daily as directed regardless if you are bleeding or not. I ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahil Malik
9 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Wait and watch: at your age, if periods are heavy (>2 pads/hr) or last greater than 7-10 days, see your GYN for an evaluation. Around the time of menopause, your ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience Psychiatry
Prozac (fluoxetine): I understand your concern Prozac is for treatment of Depression Conflicts with parents, relationships with turmoil and separations, peer pressure, and ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Metformin: The best and safest therapy is generally metformin, which can restore normal ovulation and fertility in up to 60% of patients. Metformin lowers Insuli ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Pregnancy Testing: When you miss a period. If you have a period you do not need to do a pregnancy test. The morning after the first day of a missed period is when the u ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Several things: Be open and honest and discuss this with him. Find out his reasons for lack of desire. See if he is willing to discuss this with your obstetrician. ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Unanswerable: Your question is nearly incomprehensible. I am sorry. But, if you are four weeks pregnant it is time to to to your gynecologist. If you want to te ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Occluded gland: Most commonly this is due to an occluded gland but may be a traumatic inclusion cyst from sex, birth trauma or surgery. It may also be a small cyst or ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Sleep hygiene tips: Agree w dr. Ali. Here are highlights. Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Ex ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Scientific Rx: Often the birth control pill suppresses acne. Your personal physician can manage it, no matter how severe. If you are trying to become a mother, avoid ... Read More

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