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How Long Does It Take 500mg Of Metformin To Get Out Of The System And What Are The 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?
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
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
Is there a way to minimize the side effects of metformin? I'm supposed to take 1500 but only take 1000 mg because im not managing the effects as it is.
Eat first, split dos: Make sure you are taking it on a empty stomach. Eat first, then take it. And see if splitting the dose up helps. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Can I take metformin for pcos. I am overweightinspite of all sort of diet control. Will metformin help in weight loss? What are ots side effects
I have PCOS. On Metformin 1750 XR. Shall I take Aldactone for hirsute? How does it help with it? What’s the daily dose accordingly? Side effects??
It will help you: 50-100 mgs a dayGet a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Metformin - side effects? Using this to counteract insulin resistance. Any comments on side effects etc?
See below most commo:
Changes in taste
Lightheadedness or dizziness
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 thirst ...Read more
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
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