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Does metformin contain anything antifungal in it?

Does metformin contain anything antifungal in it?

Nope!: I've used metformin to treat several conditions, but not a fungal infection as a direct effect. But, if a poorly controlled diabetic gets a fungal infection and metformin is added to improve sugar control, it is improved control that helps cure the infection. ...Read more

Dr. David Sneid
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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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What's the max daily dose of metformin.

What's the max daily dose of metformin.

Max. Metformin: Hi. The maximum effective dose is 1, 000 mg (1 gram) twice daily. The maximum approved dose is 850 mg three times/day; no one I know uses that, because it's no more effective than the 1 gram twice/day. ...Read more

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Tips on how to eat when taking metformin?

Tips on how to eat when taking metformin?

Eat less: And exercise more to lose weight and make the metformin work even better. Always take metformin with a meal. ...Read more

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Please tell me the highest doses metformin goes up to?

Please tell me the highest doses metformin goes up to?

1000 mg pill: Hi. The biggest dose metformin comes in is 1000 mg (= 1 gram) pills. The maximum effective dose is 1000 mg twice a day (morning & evening). There are some sustained release formulations with which you can take 2000 mg all at once, once daily, but it's generally more expensive. Going above 2000 mg in 24 hours adds no further benefit. ...Read more

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Please tell me what's the highest doses metformin goes up to?

Please tell me what's the highest doses metformin goes up to?

2000mg usually: It normally in most goes up to 2000Mg a day.
I have used 2500 mg, as in several papers, for the very obese and helps a bit more. ...Read more

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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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Does metformin cause hunger? That's what I've experienced lately.

Does metformin cause hunger? That's what I've experienced lately.

It should not: What are you taking the medication for? Most time it will cause you to eat less. ...Read more

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Can metformin cause anxiety?

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Can metformin cause anxiety?

Metformin: Common side-effects include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, cramps, gases, and if there's impairment in liver or kidney functions it can rarely cause lactic acidosis which can present with confusion & lethargy. Please discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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Can metformin cause headaches?

Yes: Metformin can cause headaches but it is not a very common symptom. ...Read more

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When do you ovulate on metformin?

When do you ovulate on metformin?

Ovulation: Metformin had been used in conjunction with Clomid (clomiphene) to stimulate ovulation in people with pcos. Metformin basically does not induce ovulation, more likely by adjusting Insulin level allows other natural hormones to act and aid ovulation. So if you ovulate under therapy you should ovulate somewhere between 14-16 days from your last menstrual period. ...Read more

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How does metformin treat diabetes?

How does metformin treat diabetes?

Metformin: This is a very good drug for diabetes. It decreases the amount of sugar the liver makes (thus lower blood sugar) and it makes the Insulin in your system more effective at the muscles (insulin lowers your blood sugar). Unless you have contraindications or severe side effects from the drug, you should be on this if you have type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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At which sugar level start metformin?

HGbA1c: The main criterion of diabetic control is the blood test hgba1c rather than isolated blood sugar level. If your diet is adequate and your kidney function is normal, metformin is often the first medication used when hgba1c levels are not at goal (under 7 for known diabetics). ...Read more

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Can chlorella be taken with metformin?

Unknown: Chlorella is a food supplement that is not regulated by the fda. There are no studies looking at how it can interact with medications. There are no studies that show that it is effective in treating any disorder, despite any claims or phrases they have on the label. If you have money to through away on these supplements, it would be more rewarding to donate it to a worthy charity. ...Read more

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Side effects of glucophage (metformin)?

Side effects of glucophage (metformin)?

Stomach effects.: The most common side effect of metformin is diarrhea. Nausea, vomiting, indigestion, flatulence, weakness, and headache are also common effects. Taking metformin with food may help to decrease these side effects. Patients with kidney disease (KD) may also be at risk for more serious side effects, depending on severity of KD. If you have KD, feel free to ask for more information. ...Read more

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Metformin induced hairloss, will it last?

Metformin induced hairloss, will it last?

NO Hairloss with Met: Not true.
Does NOT induce hairloss, must be another
reason in your case ...Read more

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How does metformin affect renal functions?

How does metformin affect renal functions?

It doesn't.: You need relatively normal kidney function to take metformin, but metformin doesn't cause kidney problems. If you take metformin when you have poor kidney function, you may run the risk of lactic acidosis, which can make you very ill. Metformin is very safe, however, for people with normal overall health. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take metformin and milkthistle?

Herbs and diabetes: The active ingredient in milkthistle is silymarin. As with many herbs, there are many anecdotes, and little data. Also, do not assume that an herb, because it is "natural", is necessarily better than a drug. However, I do not see anything bad about silymarin in reasonable doses in the limited literature available, so I don't see any problem with combining it with metformin. Inform your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I take biotin and msn while on 2000mg of metformin?

Can I take biotin and msn while on 2000mg of metformin?

Unknown: There are no studies looking at these combinations. As is true for most supplements, there are no or few studies that support whatever claims are made about them, and no studies to see if they interact with other meds. ...Read more

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What is the difference between glimeripide and metformin?

What is the difference between glimeripide and metformin?

Different dm meds: They are both for diabetes but they work by different mechanism. Glimepiride makes the pancreas produce more Insulin while metformin prevents the liver from making too much sugar and allow the Insulin to work better. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of overdosing on metformin tablets?

What are the side effects of overdosing on metformin tablets?

Stomach upset: If the overdose is small one is likely to have GI upset with nausea vomiting and diarrhea. If the overdose is large there are potentially serious effects of liver failure and lactic acidosis. This could be potentiated by concomitant use of other medications or alcohol. ...Read more

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Besides diabetic benefits, what're others that metformin offers?

It may prevent: Cancer and prolong life! Research is ongoing at a rapid pace! ...Read more

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Is it okay to take levothyroxide and metformin at the same time?

Is it okay to take levothyroxide and metformin at the same time?

Yes: They are not related in any way. Each serves it own purpose and there is no harm or interaction between the 2 medicines. ...Read more

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What the effect of glucophage (metformin) on testesterone in male?

What the effect of glucophage (metformin) on testesterone in male?

Lowers testosterone: Some studies shows that males with diabetes type ii, treatment with glucophage (metformin), (metformin) once associated with healthy dietary modifications and a mild physical activity increment resulted in significant improvement of Insulin sensitivity and increase in total and free testosterone levels, regardless of glucophage (metformin) intake. ...Read more

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Am on glucophage (metformin) 500 tid my glucose is high any advice?

Am on glucophage (metformin) 500 tid my glucose is high any advice?

Change your diet: You are close to max dose of this drug which means your provider will likely discuss adding a second one. One way to bring your numbers down is to significantly limit the number of carbs you consume. I have patients drink nothing but water and avoid fruit, bread, pasta, potatoes, rice, and usual junk food for 6 weeks. Once they see the way their body responds to carbs we slowly add some back in. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Futterweit
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Glucophage (Definition)

Glucophage is a diabetes-related agent which is a kind of ...Read more