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what would happen if metformin went down the wrong way

A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parthiban Munnainathan
7 years experience Family Medicine
Aspiration pneumonia: Hi, Thank you for your question. If you aspirated the pill you may have problems. You should get a bronchoscopy and have an attempt to remove the pi ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
?: Did you mean it went down through the wind pipe? May be, but unlikely, you wouldn't be writing to us, as you would be coughing forcefully or chocking, ... Read More
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Dr. Charles Turck
16 years experience Pharmacology
Inflammation: Normally, your body will cough to try to clear out the airway. The question becomes whether it’s lodged in your throat, where it may simply irritate, ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Call your doctor: You should speak with your doctor immediately. The doctor may want to raise the metformin dose. Also you need to minimize carbohydrate intake and stay ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience Endocrinology
Maybe..: More important is your weight -which if increasing , increases Insulin resistance, which is most likely cause increase Insulin level and what your bl ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nellmarie Bodenstein
Specializes in
Diabetes mellitus: Depends on dosage of the Metformin, can go up to daily amount of two grams. Drink lots of water. Suggest you visit your GP tomorrow. If previously wel ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
PCOS: Your pcos is the problem. Metformin will probably not help to regulate your cycle. If you are trying to conceive, ovulation induction is indicated ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not likely: Metformin does not bring sugar "way down". Many people take it for anti-aging effects when they are not even "pre" diabetic.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
See your doctor: While metformin can cause stomach pain and diarrhea, in your case, it could be the high blood sugar and uncontrolled diabetes that could be causing th ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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More potent medicine: Hi. A higher dose of metformin would help (1000 mg twice/day, AM & PM), but may not be enough. My favorite next drug would be a GLP-1 drug (liragl ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Intensify treatment: He might need stronger medications or Insulin at this time. He will still need to make sure he is eating the right food and putting effort in an exer ... Read More
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