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When is the best time of day to take Metformin

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Dr. John Holden
33 years experience Fertility Medicine
Clomid (clomiphene): The earlier Clomid (clomiphene) is started in the cycle, the greater the likelihood of recruiting extra follicles. To delay the dosing almost always l ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sumana Gangi
23 years experience Endocrinology
Diabetes: metformin twice a day with breakfast and dinnner.invokana in the morning with breakfast
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
With foods: To minimize the side effects, we recommend you take it with foods (at meals or commonly at breakfast and dinner).
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Metformin: Metformin is a generic medication that's available in several different forms but essentially short & long acting. Check out epocrates.Com & drugs.Com ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurdeep Sareen
Specializes in Pharmacology
Before food: Unless otherwise instructed, insulins are taken 15- 30 minutes BEFORE food with the exception of Insulin lispro which is to be taken less than 15 minu ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Bed time: although shouldn't cause sedation, sleepiness, some persons feel sleepy after taking it, if causing you trouble and you drive, please consider an alte ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
29 years experience Holistic Medicine
Probiotics: Best time is at bedtime so good bacteria have the most time to affect intestinal levels.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
GABA: Evening time, unless otherwise specified by your doctor.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Be consistent: It really doesn't matter what time of day, but try to take it at about the same time each day. Good wishes.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Whatever time of: Day works best for you. Select a time that you can work into your routine and remember. Try to take it the same time each day. Take care.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jyoti Ramakrishna
35 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Morning: Usually in the morning on an empty stomach, and do not eat for 1/2 hour after. However if yoyur symptoms are at night, then doctors may prescribe it t ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Am: as you might have trouble sleeping, caution though if you have hypertension or glaucoma, read the warnings, see your doctor if it doesn't work
A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Evening: The best time is when you remember to take it.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Celexa (citalopram): That depends on your doctor's preference. Some do well taking it in the morning with food, some take it with dinner, & some divide the daily dose to t ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Morning: Use first morning urine for pregnancy test. Do it 4-5 days after a missed period. If the result is negative, repeat it in 4-5 days, unless you get a p ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
When you remember: When you can remember and build it into your regular routine.
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Dr. Ward Dean answered
42 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
No best time: I don't think it makes any difference when they are taken--nor is there a limit.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience Sports Medicine
Mornings?: I prefer mornings for the following gets your body and brain warmed up for the day exercise is done for the day - no way to get sidetracked and not ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Wheatley
37 years experience Psychiatry
Morning: Stimulate at a time when you can best metabolize and utilize nutrients. Make sure these are safe and approved appetite enhancers.
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A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Goldman
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Anytime: There is no best time of day to take folic acid. These days, most foods are fortified with folic acid to prevent folate defeciency. However, if you ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malcolm Mackenzie
26 years experience Gynecology
Any time is fine: Hormone pills - and i assume you mean estrogen and Progesterone for "hormone replacement therapy" - are absorbed through the intestine going immediat ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Contraception?: I assume you mean for contraception. If so the first injection should be within 6 days of the start of your period for maximum protection. If you star ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
18 years experience Fertility Medicine
Anytime: Makes no difference what time of day. Wont affect anything at all.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
44 years experience Child Psychiatry
When evaluation: Determines that you have a specific deficiency or impairment in absorption that requires correction or a specific condition for which a supplement is ... Read More

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