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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Neither: The better version is that which you can afford and take regularly. Once daily versions are typically more expensive but if you can't afford it, why w ... Read More

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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Diabetes: This is a mainstay drug for the treatment of diabetes type ii. It is inexpensive, effective but like all prescription medications should be taken wit ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Ghani
23 years experience in Radiology
Glucophage (metformin) is: An oral medication usually used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Horvath
38 years experience in Fertility Medicine
No.: Metformin is given to improve the action of insulin. Insulin is a hormone that aids cells in the uptake of carbohydrates, not fats.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
63 years experience in Endocrinology
Helpsmany ways: It gives more energy but reduces some of the craving for carbs, and may lose a bit of wgt as a result.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience in 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 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Geffner
53 years experience in Endocrinology
No: However, it must be given with caution in people who already have kidney problems. Talk to your doctor.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience in Internal Medicine
You got me: I missed the question
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
Possibly life long: It depends on why you're taking it. For most things, like diabetes, you take it as long as it gives you some benefit without excessive adverse events.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gutman
42 years experience in Internal Medicine
Well...: 2500 mg

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