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what would happen if you swallow a metformin down the wrong way

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

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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
23 years experience Ophthalmology
Contact you MD NOW!: Depending on the dosage, and age, this can cause significant drop in the glucose level. Contact your doctor immediately and keep orange juice on hand ... Read More
Dr. Majid Jamali
25 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Child: Emergency room!
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Yes...same: They are the same med...Same as children liquid Motrin and adult tablet..Riomet is made for those having trouble with swallowing pills like you. They ... Read More
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Dr. Jerry Brown
52 years experience Prosthodontics
Medication Issues: Good day; Without hesitation contact the prescriber of medication you are taking to eliminate issues.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Same: They are the same. The liquid will work better because you will swallow it.
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 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudine nandi Lee
Specializes in General Practice
No: XR is a special formulation that can not be split, but your Dr can prescribe 2 x XR 500? if that will help or a different formulation of the same drug ... Read More
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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 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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