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If A Non Diabetic Accidentally Takes Metformin
I am a diabetic 2, and take Metformin, 500 mg 3x a day for the last 4 and one half years. It seems l am having a problem should l be reevaluated?
Yes: The disease do progress so you should be monitored regularly. There are many new treatment options available. ...Read more
It can help: Hi. Healthy lifestyle (healthy diet, regular exercise, no smoking) is considered the first line of defense against developing type 2 diabetes from prediabetes. But metformin has also been shown to be helpful. It's perfectly fair and valid to do healthy lifestyle AND metformin. Good luck! ...Read more
I've had pain of left side attributed to metformin side effect. What do I do now? I need to take it for my diabetes.
There is a: Time-release metformin known as Glumetza which many people can take successfully even though they cannot take regular metformin. It is, however, a brand name product, and more expensive. Insurance may allow it if your doctor sends a pa stating your intolerant to conventional metformin. ...Read more
My husband got diabetes,some Dr answered me before. But I want to knw if he doesn't take metformin and kep on diet is it dangerous for him?
If sugars rise, yes: it's dangerous to me off medicationGet a more detailed answer ›
Generally yes: Janumet (sitagliptin and metformin) is safe as long as you tolerate metformin without problem and have relatively normal kidney function. Your doctor can help you out with these questions and check your lab to see if you're appropriate. ...Read more
I am type 2 diabetic from last 7 yrs how safe is janumet (sitagliptin and metformin) 50/1000mg. I take it twice daily....
Safe, however...: Safe, however you should only take with regular monitoring by your doctor. Janumet (sitagliptin and metformin) is a combo-drug formed by adding sitagliptin (aka, Januvia) and metformin, hence the combo brand name (and combo price tag). It has a BLACK BOX WARNING for potential lactic acidosis which can occur due to metformin accumulation. This is rare, but fatal in 50% of cases, esp. in diabetics w/ kidney disease. Talk w/ your doctor. ...Read more
Is there anything I can do or take to boost my immunity? I have diabetes and am taking metformin, but I've been getting infections that continue.
Many things: Keep in contact with your physician to make sure your diabetes is well controlled. Your immune system is "sluggish" when blood sugars are high, thus chronic infection can occur with uncontrolled diabetes. Other things you can do: eat healthy, get adequate amount of vit d and c, stay active, maintain a healthy weight, maintain good sleep hygiene, get your vaccinations per guidelines, wash hands... ...Read more
Dr told my husband that he got diabetes and cholestrol, Dr give him Metformin.is metformin for life? Can diabtes goes 1day? Wht if he doesn't take it?
Control: Hi. Type 2 diabetes (assume) and high cholesterol both increase heart attack risk and diabetes causes eye, kidney, & nerve risks. Unless he's one of the VERY, VERY RARE people who can control it VERY WELL with diet & exercise, he'll need diabetes medicine for life (metformin and/or others; 1 drug alone seldom adequate for long). Statin drug too for cholesterol. Healthy diet & exercise FOR LIFE. ...Read more
Just diagnosed as diabetic wasn't told I was pre diabetic 5 yrs ago. Dr told me 2 500 mg of metformin a day? I feel sick when I take it is this normal
I'm a diabetic type II patient, how should I take glucophage (metformin) drug, before or after meals?
I take metformin for type 2 diabetes. If I loose weight will i be able to stop taking meds? I'm 5'7" 220 lbs.
Even if you lose weight and your glucose returns to normal, metformin should be continued as it will decrease your risk of the high glucose returning later in life. Remember, diabetes can't be cured, only treated.
Also, metformin has several health benefits that are separate from glucose control. ...Read more
My husband is diabetic and take metformin and januvia (sitagliptin) but he's sugar is always over 200 and up what is wrong?
I have diabetes and I take metformin for the condition but I have lost my taste and smell and I wonder if possible side effect?
Loss or abnormal: Taste and smell are well-known potential side effects of metformin therapy. Discuss w/your physician. There are other drugs available (after diet/exercise/weight loss) but metformin is usually one of the best agents to utilize unless it causes problems that necessitate stopping it. ...Read more
What to do if I do not use drugs and I am diabetic. I take janumet XR (sitagliptin and metformin) does this have anything to do with it?
First of all you most likely have type 2 diabetes. If so you are not a diabetic — you have diabetes — and you should be working for the next several years to rid yourself of diabetes.
Diet, exercise, and decreasing medication doses for management of diabetes if where you should be.
Yes, it is possible and I would add — essential!
Please keep me posted! ...Read more
Tony has type 2 diabetes and is taking insulin once a day at bedtime. When should he be testing. He takes glucophage (metformin) twice a day?
How long does metformin take to get out your system. I have to have a gtt done, my surgeon requested I stop taking it to see if I am diabetic.?
I am type 2 diabetic missed my 1st dose of Metformin hcl 500 today so I took 2 in the pm. How long will it take to see if my sugar goes too low?
1000 dose of Metformin should cause no major concern.
Much more important! You can control your diabetes to a point where you no longer have diabetes. Please have a nurse who will slowly but properly help you rid yourself of diabetes. Yes, that does happen and should happen!
Hope all goes well — please keep me informed. ...Read more
I am a type 2 diabetic and I need to take my metformin and earlier today I took a morning after pill is it ok to mix them? Should i still take the met
That is fine: Those 2 medications don't have any interaction with each other. ...Read more
As diabetic is glucose of 122 good after 3 hrs of eating? Since it's gone down tremendously, should I lower dosage? Take 2.5 onglyza (saxagliptin) & 500 metformin.
Say you are not obese, and do not have diabetes (type 1 or 2) and take 2000of metformin(at once), what would happen?
Can birth control affect other medication you take? I take metformin for my diabetes and i wanna start birth control.
Are there any all natural pills I can take with my metformin for my diabetes that will promote and help with weight loss?
Yes with care: Some natural supplements may be helpful by stimulating your metabolism and reducing your appetite such as green tea and green coffee extracts. Others can help support Insulin (chromium, cinnamon) but since you are on metformin you will want to make sure this is monitored. Magnesium is also important and is often low in diabetics. Avoid sugar spikes from fruits, starchy carbs, sweet drinks. ...Read more
How do I treat the burning and pain on the bottom of my feet at night I was diagnosed as a borderline diabetic and I take metformin daily.
Depends on the cause: If you are treating a particular nutritional deficiency, metanx may be of benefit. Neuropathy can be due to certain vitamin deficiencies, nerve damage due to trauma, alcohol consumption, side effects of certain medications, or due to certain medical conditions such as diabetes. Treatment varies depending on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated. ...Read more
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