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28yrs. PCOS, insulin resistance. Metformin ER 500mg twice a day, Vit D, Iron & Calc. Chronic low energy & bladder irritation. How to gain energy?

28yrs. PCOS, insulin resistance. Metformin ER 500mg twice a day, Vit D, Iron & Calc. Chronic low energy & bladder irritation. How to gain energy?

Many causes: Would like to help but there are so many possible reasons for lack of energy it's impossible to give you any meaningful advice without speaking with you and understanding your medical history. Just a few of the causes: medication side effects, depression, hypothyroidism, sleep apnea, fibromyalgia. An online InBox Consultation at Health Tap might be helpful. Http://bit. Ly/1OiIRcI ...Read more

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Metformin (Definition)

That reduces liver production of glucose- other benefits: can't cause low blood sugar when used alone, likely cariovascular benefit, may reduce complications of diabetes, may reduce cancer risk ...Read more


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Yellow toenail on big toes. Taking synthoid early morning & metformin after dinner. Started high potency iron, vitamin E rotating days in evening?

Yellow toenail on big toes. Taking synthoid early morning & metformin after dinner. Started high potency iron, vitamin E rotating days in evening?

Fungus: Sounds more like fungal toenails. Everything else you mentioned does not cause nail discoloration. Go see a podiatrist and get a fungal culture. ...Read more

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Are chantix and metformin safe to take together?

Are chantix and metformin safe to take together?

Generally safe: These medications are generally safe to use together, unless you have another health problem that causes a significant issue with excretion of medications. ...Read more

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Can I take 100mg metropolo and 100 mg Metformin together?

Can I take 100mg metropolo and 100 mg Metformin together?

Medicine interaction: Yes you can ; the met form in dose is very unusual :check with the prescriber ...Read more

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If I take metformin and orlistat together how much weight will I lose?

If I take metformin and orlistat together how much weight will I lose?

Metformin may help: Metformin may assist weight loss in some patients initially, especially when combined with dietary discretion and exercise ...Read more

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How should I take levothyroxine and metformin together? Timing?

How should I take levothyroxine and metformin together? Timing?

Different times: Metformin should be taken with food to minimize stomach side effects.
Levothyroxine should be taken on empty stomach and should wait atleast 1/2 hour before eating the food to promote absorption of the thyroid medication. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take metformin and metoprolol and lisonopril together? My dr recently prescribed metformin for PSOS.

Is it safe to take metformin and metoprolol and lisonopril together? My dr recently prescribed metformin for PSOS.

Med combo: Not an issue - metformin and lisinopril are commonly used in diabetics. metoprolol is a beta blocker All three are safe to use - you may need a slight dose reduction on the lisinopril and metoprolol as both can lower your blood pressure ...Read more

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Can I take metformin, fenofibrate and Coumadin (warfarin) together? Thanks in advance.

Can I take metformin, fenofibrate and Coumadin (warfarin) together? Thanks in advance.

INR effect: Hi. The fenofibrate can potentiate the warfarin effect, making the INR go up, and putting you are higher bleeding risk. I'd suggest following your INR, and adjusting warfarin dose accordingly. Of course avoid falls & trauma. Good luck! ...Read more

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Metformin, dextroamphetamine, maxalt, (rizatriptan) celexa, seroquel, labetalol, any of these drugs dangerous to take together?

Metformin, dextroamphetamine, maxalt, (rizatriptan) celexa, seroquel, labetalol, any of these drugs dangerous to take together?

Possibly: If all of those drugs are being used together there is a possibility of a negative drug interaction. Two of the drugs in particular could have a serious effect. It is important to have a primary provider, in addition to specialists, who is aware of all the prescriptions that are taken and can make sure inappropriate combinations are not used together. ...Read more

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How much metformin should I take?

How much metformin should I take?

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 effects. ...Read more

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How long do I have to take metformin?

How long do I have to take metformin?

Till: The problems that caused you to be given this are resolved, but many people remain on it for decades! ...Read more

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What time of day should I take metformin?

What time of day should I take metformin?

With foods: To minimize the side effects, we recommend you take it with foods (at meals or commonly at breakfast and dinner). ...Read more

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Is it ok to take metformin with chinese herb?

Is it ok to take metformin with chinese herb?

Sorry, you would: Need to let us know the actual herb to be able to research this. ...Read more

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How long does it take the drug metformin to expire?

How long does it take the drug metformin to expire?

Expiration: Most drugs expiration date is a year. Some drugs less. There have been studies that looked at the efficacy of drugs post expiration and some were still effective as many as 20 years out. Best is to see your doc and see what's best for you. :) ...Read more

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How long does it take metformin to get in your system?

Soon: For lowering blood glucose, you will start to see the effects of metformin in a few days to a week. For pcos, it may take longer (several months) to see a normalization of periods, fertility, etc. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for metformin to work?

A few days: You should start to see improvement in your blood sugars within a few days, and continued improvement over a few weeks. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take metformin if I don't get a fingerstick test?

Is it okay to take metformin if I don't get a fingerstick test?

Yea: Metformin will mot cause hypoglycemia, so a meter is not absolutely a must. However, a meter will help you and your doctor determine the effectiveness of your treatment. ...Read more

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Why shouldn't you take metformin based drugs after IV contrast?

It doesn't damage: The kidney, but rarely dye of the IV cob trast damages the kidney, and since metformin is destroyed by the kidney, it will build up in blood stream to toxic levels with resulting high risk of life-threatening side effect

so one stops meftformin before the conrast, check kidnet function 2 days later- if normal can restart metformin. ...Read more

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Can there be anything to take to subside metformin side efects?

Take it only: With meals, starting out at a low dose and increasing slowly as tolerated. Extended release metformin may have fewer GI side effects. A brand name drug, glumetza, is generally well-tolerated by most people, but is more expensive than generics. ...Read more

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I take metformin but I really know if it helps me. How do I tell?

Lowering glucose: Do you test your blood glucose? It should be lower than it was before you went on metformin (test fasting, first thing in am). The hemoglobin a1c test, which your doctor should be doing, should be lower since you started on metformin. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if a normal person takes metformin?

Could you tell me what happens if a normal person takes metformin?

Generally nothing: Since metformin doesn't actively lower glucose, it just makes you more sensitive to your own insulin, it won't do anything to your blood sugar. Depending upon how much you take, it could cause stomach upset, diarrhea, etc the same as it can in anyone. Why take medication if you don't need it? That's not smart. ...Read more

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I accidentally took a 500mg tablet of metformin. How should I take my usual dose?

More info: To answer this properly I would need to know what your usual dose is and how often you take it. The generic answer would be that the effects of the extra dose should be worn off by 10 - 12 hours and you could resume your usual regimen. ...Read more

Iron (Definition)

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Iron (Definition)

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