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Is metformin hydrochloride (glucophage xr) nephro toxic?

Is metformin hydrochloride (glucophage xr) nephro toxic?

Not exactly: If you have a moderate degree of renal disease, metformin can cause lactic acidosis, which is very serious. If you do not have renal disease, metformin is quite safe. ...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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Can I up the dose of glucophage xr 500mg. I have pcos and morbidly obese. Need to lose 90pounds. Got no gallbladder, have hiatus hernia and barrets.?

Can I up the dose of glucophage xr 500mg. I have pcos and morbidly obese. Need to lose 90pounds. Got no gallbladder, have hiatus hernia and barrets.?

Morbid obesity: F of unknown age, ethnicity needs to lose 90 Lbs Asks: can I increase the dose of Glucphagr XR 500? ANS: Only the Dr who prescribed it can tell you. However I can recommend Book on the DASH eating plan with calories set at 2, 000/d and wt will melt. Y best PT lost 70 lbs. But u can beat record. ISBN: 0-7434-1007-6
eISBN-13: 978-1-43914-059-8. Wt will stArt down tomorrow. Keep us posted. ...Read more

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I have recently been put on several medications (eltroxin, glucophage, prexum) and I don’t know if I should go back to doctor with my side affects or not? I am tired, have a cough, feet and hands swell, can’t focus and mood swings

I have recently been put on several medications (eltroxin, glucophage, prexum) and I don’t know if I should go back to doctor with my side affects or not? I am tired, have a cough, feet and hands swell, can’t focus and mood swings

Side effects: Yes, by all means please do go back to your doctor and share your side effects. That information will help him/her know how to proceed to help you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is there any contraindecation in using glucophage (metformin) with antiacid drug?

Is there any contraindecation in using glucophage (metformin) with antiacid drug?

Interactions: Taking glucophage (metformin) and antacids shouldn't cause a significant interaction, but I would not take the glucophage (metformin) immediately after taking the antacid or vice versa to ensure good absorption of the glucophage (metformin). ...Read more

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Most times after taking my diabetes drugs (glucophage (metformin) and daonil), I feel tired easily. Is this normal?

Most times after taking my diabetes drugs (glucophage (metformin) and daonil), I feel tired easily. Is this normal?

No: Yu need to go in to see your doctor and tell what's happening. Also, check your blood sugar when you feel bad, write down the results and show your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm a diabetic type II patient, how should I take glucophage (metformin) drug, before or after meals?

I'm a diabetic type II patient, how should I take glucophage (metformin) drug, before or after meals?

Take it with or: After meals. Take care! Http://www.Diabetes.Org/ http://www. Rd.Com/health/wellness/the-best-herbs-and-supplements-for-diabetes/. ...Read more

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I'm a diabetic type 2 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

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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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Does glucophage (metformin) help restore ovulation?

Sometimes: It can help in women who are Insulin resistant, particularly those with polycystic ovarian syndrome. It is not much help in women without these problems. ...Read more

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How does glucophage (metformin) help in losing weight?

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

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What are the symptoms of a metformin/glucophage overdose?

What are the symptoms of a metformin/glucophage overdose?

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

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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

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Prescribed metaformin/glucophage is there bad side effects to this?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Glucophage (metformin) overdose?

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

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How long does it take before you start losing weight on glucophage (metformin)?

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

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What side effects are commonly associated with long term usage of glucophage (metformin) 850?

Well tolerated: Metformin (glucophage) is effective in lowering glucose in diabetics, and treating the Insulin resistance of pcos. It can cause some diarrhea. It can cause lactic acidosis in people with kidney disease. Otherwise, it is quite well tolerated. ...Read more

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How long before I start to normalise and lose weight on glucophage? I am eating well and exercising often

How long before I start to normalise and lose weight on glucophage? I am eating well and exercising often

Be patient: The timeline for everyone is very different based on their metabolism and exercise plan. The goal should be to keep the weight off, therefore quick fixes and aggressive diets are less effective than slow and steady good dietary habits and exercise. Choose one goal per week such as cutting out sodas, the next week focus on a second task. A diet you can live with is a diet you'll stick to! ...Read more

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M58, could glucophage/metmormin 500mg kill your appetite to the extent that you feel like eating nothing and your weight go down five pounds in 2 day?

M58, could glucophage/metmormin 500mg kill your appetite to the extent that you feel like eating nothing and your weight go down five pounds in 2 day?

? to be discontinued: Wonderful drug with some serious side effects!
Nausea, vomiting =6-25 %, diarrhea = 10-50 %, flatulence=12 %, Abdominal discomfort = 6%
abdominal distension, abnormal stools, constipation, dyspepsia, heartburn & taste disorder.
Liver & kidney functions have to be repeated.
See your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there a downside to glucophage (metformin). I have been asked to take 1gm in the morning and 1 gm at nite. My hb1ac is 6.2 but I am on this to lose weight. I?

Generallly safe: Glucophage (metformin) is commonly prescribed for diabetes and is quite safe as long as you have healthy kidney function. One of its main advantages is that it does not lower the blood sugar too low unlike some other diabetic medications. Monitor your kidney blood tests while on glucophage. ...Read more

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I take 2 500ml Glucophage daily. I have always taken both tablets at night. I see now the chemist has said I must take 1 in the morning and 1 at night. Which is the correct way to take them? Thank you

I take 2 500ml Glucophage daily. I have always taken both tablets at night. I see now the chemist has said I must take 1 in the morning and 1 at night. Which is the correct way to take them? Thank you

XR 1000 mg at night: I am sure you mean that you are taking two of the 500 mg (not ml.) tablets.
It would be a better idea to take one of the 1000 mg tablets at night. Make sure you get the XR tablets. It is the slow release form and has less side effects. ...Read more

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What is glucophage (metformin)?

What is glucophage (metformin)?

Glucophage (metformin) is: An oral medication usually used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus. ...Read more

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What is glucophage (metformin) used for?

What is glucophage (metformin) used for?

Glucophage (metformin): Metformin is primarily for type 2 diabetes, also experimentally for polycystic ovarian disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease & premature puberty. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Futterweit
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Glucophage (Definition)

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