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Is it okay to take my prenatal vitamin and my metformin at the same time, before going to bed? Or do any of them lose effectiveness?

Is it okay to take my prenatal vitamin and my metformin at the same time, before going to bed? Or do any of them lose effectiveness?

OK but...: As far as I can tell metformin does not interact with vitamins but you will likely get more benefit from you prenatal vitamin by taking it earlier in the day. Prenatal vitamins contain b vitamins which can often increase your energy and some people may have trouble sleeping if they take them in the evening. ...Read more

Dr. David Sneid
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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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Can I take vitamin K while taking metformin?

Can I take vitamin K while taking metformin?

Yes, you may: As long as you are not on Coumadin or warfarin, vitamin k is fine to take with metformin. ...Read more

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Does metformin lead to low levels of vitamin D3 or vitamin b over time?

Does metformin lead to low levels of vitamin D3 or vitamin b over time?

Vit B12 & others: In addition to depletion of vit b12, metformin has also been shown to deplete levels of Folic Acid and coq10 enzyme. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take ginseng daily with pravastatin, metformin, and vitamin E 1000iu?

Is it ok to take ginseng daily with pravastatin, metformin, and vitamin E 1000iu?

Yes, but also...: Yes, but if if you are on prevastatin it is essential to take coq10 (100 mg of a well-absorbed form) only take natural e with mixed tocopherols- do not take the dangerous syntheric dl-alpha tocopherol.
See http://www. Cbn. Com/cbnnews/healthscience/2012/october/cholesterol-myth-what-really-causes-heart-disease/ & http://www. Spacedoc. Com/stephen_sinatra_3 & my comment:. ...Read more

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Dose metformin cause a vitamin B12 deficiency? I am taking this.

Dose metformin cause a vitamin B12 deficiency? I am taking this.

Yes: Many medications can promote B12 deficiency. Metformin is one of them. Stomach acid-blockers are another.
Aim for serum B12 levels of at least 800. ...Read more

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Will metformin cause a vitamin B deficiency?

Will metformin cause a vitamin B deficiency?

Possible: Low vitamin B12 is a listed side effect of metformin but frequency not known. Good health. ...Read more

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I take 1000mg metformin daily for pcos. Is it ok to take 2prenatal vitamins, as well as 1500-2000mg inisitol vitamin as well? Feeling extreme fatigue!

I take 1000mg metformin daily for pcos. Is it ok to take 2prenatal vitamins, as well as 1500-2000mg inisitol vitamin as well? Feeling extreme fatigue!

Increase Metformin: First, I recommend doubling your metformin to 2, 000 mg per day. Second, I suggest checking your thyroid status. I have found most of my pcos patients to be hypothyroid. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on supplement while taking long term metformin for PCOS/ insulin resistance? Related to reduced vitamin/mineral absorption? Thnx!

Any suggestions on supplement while taking long term metformin for PCOS/ insulin resistance? Related to reduced vitamin/mineral absorption? Thnx!

Weight loss: Getting your body to your ideal body weight is the most important step in managing PCOS. If you are overweight then work on weight control. This is the key. Mineral supplementation is not needed. ...Read more

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M 37 320lbs 5'4 physical/labs done last month. All lab normal expt ALT 76 Meds Metformin 500 (pcos) Lexapro (escitalopram) 20 (anxiety) clartin vitamins should I worr?

M 37 320lbs 5'4 physical/labs done last month. All lab normal expt ALT 76 Meds Metformin 500 (pcos) Lexapro (escitalopram) 20 (anxiety) clartin vitamins should I worr?

Obesity and health: Obesity can lead to a host of medical problems, including diabetes, arthritis and heart disease. You do not mention all of your lab tests, but the elevated ALT could reflect fatty liver. ...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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My doc prescribed metformin 500mg X 2 for pcos and help me conceive. But I'm having upset stomach when I'm taking my prenatal vitamin. What to do?

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My doc prescribed metformin 500mg X 2 for pcos and help me conceive. But I'm having upset stomach when I'm taking my prenatal vitamin. What to do?

Another? /Metformin?: How long ago did you start the metformin? It can a while for some people to get used to and some have to go very slow and start at 500 mg once a day for a while, the extended release form can help and taking it with food can help. I would not take the metformin and Vitamin together. It is also common for Vitamins to cause upset stomachs and some people have to try a few to find one they tolerate. ...Read more

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Do these medications interact? Synthroid 100mcg, metformin (500*3 times a day), emoquette, prenatal

Not likely: I am not aware of any serious drug interactions between these medications. Being on an oral contraceptive however can change the dosage of synthroid (thyroxine) required to keep your thyroid level normal. ...Read more

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I just read that vitamin d taken with medformin with diet & exercise would help me ovulate?

I just read that vitamin d taken with medformin with diet & exercise would help me ovulate?

Helping: Helping is the word. Since we don't know in every detail, how ovulation works, we have to rely on trying out things that we have reason to believe (based on scientific evidence available so far) that they may work - into this category fall vitamin D with metformin, diet, and exercise. ...Read more

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As per week I am taking vitamin d 3drops glucophage also as u say it should not take with vitamins should I wait to complete my vitamin d course of2 m?

As per week I am taking vitamin d 3drops glucophage also as u say it should not take with vitamins should I wait to complete my vitamin d course of2 m?

It's OK: Hi. I don't know who told you you can't take metformin with vitamins, but that is utterly incorrect. It is true that vitamin D is better absorbed if taken with food, and that metformin's tolerability (at least early on) may be better if taken with food. It is NO PROBLEM to take metformin and vitamin D together. Bon app├ętit! ...Read more

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I take one dose per day of 250 mg Glucophage (metformin) and homeopathic med Agnus Castus thrice a day (10 drops per dose) for PCOS. Will the 2 interact???

I take one dose per day of 250 mg Glucophage (metformin) and homeopathic med Agnus Castus thrice a day (10 drops per dose) for PCOS. Will the 2 interact???

Probably not: I ran a drug interaction program for Metformin and chasteberry (Vitex agnus-castus) and there are zero interactions. However make sure you are taking the drugs as prescribed. For Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Metformin is precribed as 500mg (immediate-release). 1 pill oral 3 times per day. Or 850-1000 mg oral (immediate release) twice daily. Or 1500-2000mg (extended release) once daily. ...Read more

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