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Glucophage Overdose Drugs
Low sugar & acidosis: The effects of a metformin overdose may include: low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) lactic acidosis (see metformin and lactic acidosis). Possible symptoms of low blood sugar include: sweating shakiness extreme hunger dizziness cold sweats blurry vision. More severe low blood sugar symptoms include: changes in behavior, such as irritability loss of coordination difficulty speaking confusion s. ...Read more
Glucophage OD: An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug is used. Glucophage (metformin) is used for the Treatment of Type II diabetes. Potential overdose symptoms include: "severe nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, epigastric pain, thirstiness, lost appetite, lethargy and hyperpnoea. Hypotension, hypothermia, acute renal failure, coma and cardiac arrest". >>> ...Read more
Call: Hi. Call a poison control center NOW! ...Read more
> 2: 2000mg is usually the highest dose given. Above that people are likely to experience more side effects with out added benefit. ...Read more
Monitoring mostly: To my knowledge, close monitoring is the main thing I am aware of. Glucophage (metformin) does not cause the blood sugar to drop, so hypoglycemia/hypoglycemic shock isn't a worry. The biggest worry i can think of is liver damage, kidney damage, and most importantly acidosis from the production of lactic acid, which can be life-threatening. ...Read more
Most times after taking my diabetes drugs (glucophage (metformin) and daonil), i feel tired easily. Is this normal?
I'm a diabetic type II patient, how should I take glucophage (metformin) drug, before or after meals?
I'm a diabetic type 2 patient, how should I take glucophage (metformin) drug, before or after meals?
GI issues: Hi. It doesn't really matter. I usually have patients take it before meals, but after would be just as good. Food mitigates the potential GI side effects, but not everyone gets GI side effects; some people do fine taking metformin on an empty stomach. To your good diabetes control! ...Read more
Anti diabetic meds: take with meals- depending on how many times are prescribed. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Appetite: One of the side effects of metformin is a mild appetite suppression. But it is mild. Most diabetics who take metformin do not gain weight, but don't really lose much either. Although it may help, it is not a weight loss drug that you can rely on and not a substitute for a change in diet/exercise. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not usually.: You should have normal kidney, liver, and heart function to take metformin (glucophage). Some patients experience diarrhea as a side effect. This can be minimized by starting with a low dose and increasing it slowly, or by using extended-release form of the medication (metformin er). Overall, it is generally well-tolerated. It does not cause hypoglycemia or weight gain. ...Read more
Right away...but.: Glucophage (metformin) works by making Insulin work better in your body. This helps lower appetite and does not cause any weight gain. Any weight loss you have will be due to your proper attention to diet and exercise. That said, you should have better results dieting while taking the metformin than if you weren't taking it. ...Read more