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How long does it take 500mg of metformin to get out of the system and what are the side effects?

How long does it take 500mg of metformin to get out of the system and what are the side effects?

Metformin: Main side effect of metformin is abdominal cramping, gas and diarrhea. 500 mg is a small dose. Talk to your doctor if you plan to stop any medication. The half life for the immediate release metformin is about 6 hours. ...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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Doc has advised me to take glucophage (metformin) gor 3 months to regulate my hormones and aid in weight loss but I m wary. Will there be long term side effects?

Doc has advised me to take glucophage (metformin) gor 3 months to regulate my hormones and aid in weight loss but I m wary. Will there be long term side effects?

No: Metformin is excellent at reducing Insulin resistance, particularly when combined with diet, exercise, and weight loss. Most effective dose is 2000 md/d (1000 twice/day), but you need to work up to that dose gradually. ...Read more

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When should I increase dose on metformin I'm taking 500mg with no side effects. Have to get to 1500mgs don't want to get the horrible side effects?

Gradual: If you have no problem with the 500 mg, try taking a pill with dinner and if ok in 1 week, increase it by 500 mg more. It should be taken twice per day. ...Read more

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How long until metformin side effects stop?

How long until metformin side effects stop?

Within a week: Metformin often induces mild GI upset which subsides within a week or so of initiating or increasing the dose. If effects do not subside one should consider reducing or discontinuing the dose. ...Read more

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Metformin side effects, how long do they last?

MAYBE indefinitely: Metformin has G.I. Side effects including diarrhea and abdominal cramps. The symptoms may last as long as you are taking the medication. One solution is generic glucophage XR or er which is a long-acting medication with less side effects.
Many patients can not tolerate metformin at any dose but fortunately we have many diabetes meds --out there. Hope you are better soon! ...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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I take warfarin and thyrnxine and metformin tablets daily, what side effects could I expect?

I take warfarin and thyrnxine and metformin tablets daily, what side effects could I expect?

None?: Thyroxine rightly used has no side effects. Metformin is generally well-tolerated but may make you feel strange; I'm told no 2 people have the same effects. Coumadin (warfarin) may make you bruise more easily and you should avoid tackle football, but if you bloodwork stays good, you will probably experience no side effects. Glad you're proactive about your health. ...Read more

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My g.i. has been better since I stop metformin my dr. Recommend invokana or farxiga which is better to take less side effects? I take a lot of meds.

SGLT2 inhibitors: Hi. It's unfortunate that some folks just can't take metformin because of GI side effects, but it seems your doc did the right thing by stopping it. Invokana and Farxiga are both exciting new drugs in the SGLT2 category. Like metformin, in monotherapy, they can't cause hypoglycemia. Invokana can lead to a little more daily glucose excretion than Farxiga, and Invokana can be used with sl lower eGFR ...Read more

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I am currently on 1000mg metformin I take both pills at night to help with side effects My doctor just upped to 2000mg can I take all of it at once?

Metformin: You can take them all at once if they're the along acting version of it. If they are not, then to achieve the best results, you'll need to take them twice a day. ...Read more

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Been on metformin for 3weeks now I have on and off g.i. issues nausea, dizzy no appetite will it get better on side effects?

Been on metformin for 3weeks now I have on and off g.i. issues nausea, dizzy no appetite will it get better on side effects?

Metformin: Check out http://www. Drugs. Com/metformin.html for info re metformin. GI issues are most common side effect of metformin. Ask your doc about starting on just 500mg daily for a while before slowly increasing up to 1, 000mg twice daily. Side effects usually fade w/time. Bottom line, work closely w/prescribing doc. ...Read more

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Is Invokana safe? I heard about side effects. CAncer! Couldn't handle metformin. I take januvia. A1c is 7.7. Dr. Said up to me of I want to try it.

Is Invokana safe? I heard about side effects. CAncer! Couldn't handle metformin. I take januvia. A1c is 7.7. Dr. Said up to me of I want to try it.

Risk:benefit.: All medications have their risks and benefits. No medication is 100% safe with no risk. The decision involves an assessment of whether or not the benefit (in this case, lowering blood sugar values and reducing the chance of future diabetic complications) is worth the risk inherent in the use of the medication. ...Read more

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I have been given prescription to take metformin, are there any side effects to liver damage? Also is there a natural alternative to met?

Metformin - side eff: Make no mistake, diet and exercise go a long way in control of diabetes. As an alternative to metformin, you may strive to shed few pounds, if you are overweight. You will be amazed to see what a difference it makes. ...Read more

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I have pcos, and absence of periods for2 years now. Do you recommend me to start metformin because I am scared if I will get any side effects in futur?

I have pcos, and absence of periods for2 years now. Do you recommend me to start metformin because I am scared if I will get any side effects in futur?

Almost Certainly!!!: In the vast majority of cases PCOS is part of an insulin resistance syndrome with insulin resist central to the cond, making PCOS a prediabetic state, a lipid disorder state & a risk factors for heart disease. Metformin has been shown to be beneficial in these potential comps. Since insulin resistance is part of the cause it very often helps w/ovulation as well. Just be sure the dx is correct! ...Read more

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There is a supplement calld hair skin nails by CVS. Can I take 4 pills a day. Does it interact with plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) and metformin my meds. Wat side effects?

There is a supplement calld hair skin nails by CVS. Can I take 4 pills a day. Does it interact with plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) and metformin my meds. Wat side effects?

Need to know all: Ingredients to see if any of them interact. Take the bottle to the doctor prescribing your medications and have them check for you. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of metformin?

What are the side effects of metformin?

GI symptoms: The most common side effect is stomach discomfort and/or diarrhea. These symptoms usually disappear in a week. There is also a chance of renal failure and you should have your kidney function checked through the blood to make sure there are no problems before you start. ...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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What are the side effects of missed dosages of metformin?

If you miss: A dose of metformin, ignore it and restart at your next scheduled dose, since doses are generally only given with meals. Don't try to make up a dose or it can cause GI side effects. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking glucophage (metformin) tab and daonil for diabetes control?

What are the side effects of taking glucophage (metformin) tab and daonil for diabetes control?

Not many: Hi. Metformin can cause GI upset fairly common, but better if dose is slowly titrated upward); if used in kidney disease patients, it can cause a serious illness, lactic acidosis (very rare). Glibenclamide/glyburide can cause low blood sugar (rare) or rash (also rare); it is a very archaic diabetes drug. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the side effects of metformin or Clomid (clomiphene)? Do these medicines suppress pcos symptoms?

What are the side effects of metformin or Clomid (clomiphene)? Do these medicines suppress pcos symptoms?

Varies: If concerned about side effects, consider life style changes which are totally safe. See the will power instinct by kelly mcgonigal to make successful changes. If you eat 6 equal healthy meals rich in anti-oxidants, do will power training for 5 minutes and exercise for 15 minutes you will definitely improve health. Check 25-oh vit d3 and make sure in high healthy range. ...Read more

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What's the side effects of Metformin?

Many, including: Diarrhea, bloating, stomach pain, gas, indigestion, constipation, unpleasant metallic taste in mouth, heartburn, headache, flushing of the skin, nail changes, muscle pain

Some side effects can be serious. Call your doctor immediately or get emergency treatment if you get:
chest pain or rash ...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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What do I do about the side effects of metformin?

What do I do about the side effects of metformin?

Try extended release: Patients who have side effects on metformin often find that they are less if they take the extended release form of the medication. Since this form is only taken once a day it may help to take it at bedtime. ...Read more

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I am going from 2, 000mgs to 0mgs of metformin since last tuesday feel like I am going through withdraw what do you recommend? Had side effects

I am going from 2, 000mgs to 0mgs of metformin since last tuesday feel like I am going through withdraw what do you recommend? Had side effects

Why did you stop: We need more information to answer your question. Like why did you stop the metformin, what your blood sugar and a1c hemoglobin is and what other meds you are taking and what do yopu call withdrawl symptoms, it may be ralated to your blood sugar etc
talk with your doctor and get your diabetese treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Is there any side effects in using glucophage (metformin) to lose weight?

Is there any side effects in using glucophage (metformin) to lose weight?

Diarrhea: The most common side effect to metformin is diarrhea. Other GI side effects can occur. Metformin is not a weight loss drug. It is used to treat diabetes as well as pre-diabetes, metabolic syndrome. In combination with a low carb diet and exercise it can assist with weight loss, but by itself, it does not cause significant weight loss. ...Read more

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Metformin - side effects? Using this to counteract insulin resistance. Any comments on side effects etc?

Metformin - side effects? Using this to counteract insulin resistance. Any comments on side effects etc?

See below most commo: Abnormal stools
Changes in taste
Muscle pain
Difficulty breathing
Lightheadedness or dizziness
Nail problems
Flu-like symptoms such as muscle pain, fever, chills, and weakness
Feelings of a rapidly or forcefully beating heart (heart palpitations).
Flushing (a skin reddening, commonly on the face)
Increased sweating
Increased thirst ...Read more

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Do you know if there are side effects from taking glucovance (glyburide and metformin)?

Do you know if there are side effects from taking glucovance (glyburide and metformin)?

Glucovance (glyburide and metformin): Hi. Glucovance (glyburide and metformin) (metformin + glyburide combination) is not one of my preferred type 2 drugs. But it's inexpensive and will help for awhile before losing effective. Metformin side effects (assuming normal kidney function) are GI (things like nausea, diarrhea). Glyburide side effect is low but real risk of hypoglycemia. If you have decent insurance, there are better type 2 drugs out there. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Walter Futterweit
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Glucophage (Definition)

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