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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?

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

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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Do I need a prescription to get glucophage (metformin)?

Do I need a prescription to get glucophage (metformin)?

Yes: Metformin has potential for uncommon serious side effects like lactic acidosis, and need close monitoring in patients with kidney damage. It is rx only. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I'm normal person feeling over weight want to reduce and started taking glucophage (metformin) without prescription t?

What do you suggest if I'm normal person feeling over weight want to reduce and started taking glucophage (metformin) without prescription t?

Glucophage (metformin): Taking glucophage (metformin) without a prescription is not a good idea anything but! Being overweight is also not good but you can address that by changes in diet and exercise. Go on-line to :NuVal" and see how well you are doing with your food intake. ...Read more

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I am taking Metformin modified release tablets but I have run out. Can I take normal Metformin that I have left from my previous prescription?

I am taking Metformin modified release tablets but I have run out. Can I take normal Metformin that I have left from my previous prescription?

Yes, by prior Rx: If switching formulations, you should also switch how you take it, back to prior regimen (usually twice daily dosing), while waiting to get newer med prescription refilled--then take it as prescribed. ...Read more

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58 yr male-after taking metformin 500 mg since 9/24 his sugar shot down to 86. Should he keep taking prescription 2x daily. He feels weak?

Definitely: Metformin doesn't increase Insulin levels or drop glucose below normal. Continue the metformin twice daily to retard progression of diabetes. Also diet and exercise to lose weight, take rx to protect kidneys, monitor BP and lipids, and protect against complications, . ...Read more

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Is it okay to take a multivitamin supplement while using the prescription metformin?

Is it okay to take a multivitamin supplement while using the prescription metformin?

Yes: Not a bad idea. No need to spend too much money on vitamins. If you are a vegetarian, you must supplement & know exactly what you're doing. If you're on metformin for something related to glucose intolerance, the vitamins may help you with the fitness program that you may be advised to undertake. ...Read more

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Will taking an OTC medicine such as Prilosec or zegerid interfere with prescription meds such as metformin?

Maybe: Otc Prilosec et. Al. Will change the acidity of the stomach. Some rx meds need the acid to be absorbed. Take the Prilosec alone at bedtime. Take any and all other meds at least 2 hours before or the next morning. ...Read more

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I normally take Metformin ER but I just got my new prescription and on the bottle it says Metformin Tab LEG what does that mean?

I normally take Metformin ER but I just got my new prescription and on the bottle it says Metformin Tab LEG what does that mean?

It is possible that: LEG is an indication of the manufacturer. You were taking an extended release formulation and there should be some indication for that as well. (SR, EX, ER, etc.) Call the pharmacy that filled your Rx and ask them to explain this change to be certain you have been given the correct dose, formulation and drug. Mistakes do happen and this is not a drug or disease you want to make a mistake with. ...Read more

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Can I take metformin for my pcos without prescription or should I see a doctor first?

Can I take metformin for my pcos without prescription or should I see a doctor first?

See your doc: It's a prescription medication. If you're planning to take it, do it under the supervision of a physician as no med is without risks. ...Read more

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What's the best prescription medicine to help lose weight if you have pcos I'm already own metformin?

What's the best prescription medicine to help lose weight if you have pcos I'm already own metformin?

Berberine: Add the herb berberine to your metformin. Metformin and berberine work well together for pcos. 500 mg of berberine, three times daily. ...Read more

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I found out metformin raised my liver enzymes while trying to treat pcos. Can I finish the prescription I have left safely?

I found out metformin raised my liver enzymes while trying to treat pcos. Can I finish the prescription I have left safely?

Uncommon: It is uncommon for metformin to raise your liven enzymes. High enzymes are more common in Insulin resistance no matter what the therapy. Check w/your doctor for other possible causes. ...Read more

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What natural medications can you use instead of metformin?

What natural medications can you use instead of metformin?

Diet for diabetes: I specialize in this problem. Lets do second opinion consult to see what is going on. ...Read more

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Natural FET transfer. Cycle length on metformin is 31days since last2 yrs. Day 14 Scan 25mm follicle day16 no LH surge. Is it too big to ovulate now?

Natural FET transfer. Cycle length on metformin is 31days since last2 yrs. Day 14 Scan 25mm follicle day16 no LH surge. Is it too big to ovulate now?

IVF doctors: IVF doctors are very particular. They will want to see your sonogram and measure the follicle for themselves. They will then recommended the next steps based on their individual protocol. Since this is a unique situation you will need to consult with the doctor treating you who has all the information. We can comment on broad general questions but not management of a specific cases ...Read more

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Are there any all natural pills I can take with my metformin for my diabetes that will promote and help with weight loss?

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

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Hi I'm looking for natural ways to help with pcos. I'm a slim pco sufferer with sent periods and wonder if metformin could help?

Hi I'm looking for natural ways to help with pcos. I'm a slim pco sufferer with sent periods and wonder if metformin could help?

Possibly: Before taking metformin, it is important to know if you have Insulin resistance which is what metformin treats. Have your doctor do a fasting glucose and Insulin level and a glucose tolerance test with glucose and Insulin levels. ...Read more

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I am diabetic patient for lat 10 years. For last 4 years taking Glucovance and Janumet (sitagliptin and metformin). from last month insuline. Avarage sugar 13. Natural remidy?

I am diabetic patient for lat 10 years. For last 4 years taking Glucovance and Janumet (sitagliptin and metformin). from last month insuline. Avarage sugar 13. Natural remidy?

Diabetes treatment: Was "13" your A1C? If so, that is very high, and it means your diabetes is under poor control. The only natural remedy would be a diet that resulted in significant weight loss, if you are overweight. See your doctor. Did you start insulin? You may need more, or a different timing of shots. ...Read more

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Does cyproterone acetate help to reduce dheas? Metformin increase it from 430 to 519. Any natural remedy to reduce dheas? What kind of diet to take?

Does cyproterone acetate help to reduce dheas? Metformin increase it from 430 to 519. Any natural remedy to reduce dheas? What kind of diet to take?

There is diet: Combination of metformin and contraceptive pill may be more effective in suppressing the hyperandrogenemia of obese and non-obese pcos patients than metformin alone and may reduce Insulin levels more than contraceptive pill alone. Hence, combined treatment may become a more effective therapeutic option for pcos.

Pcos super foods:
avocados
nuts
cinnamon
apple cider vinegar
salmon. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of PCOS ovarian cysts naturally? I am taking metformin and provera (medroxyprogesterone)

How can I get rid of PCOS ovarian cysts naturally? I am taking metformin and provera (medroxyprogesterone)

Part of you: PCOS is not something you get rid of....it's something that's part of your nature. You can do things that keep your weight at a reasonable point like diet and exercise. The more weight you gain, the worse the PCOS can get. Metformin helps some, doesn't help others. Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is just to keep your periods regular. You may need fertility meds to help you ovulate when you want to conceive. ...Read more

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Will I ever have a natural erection again? Taking androgen 4 pumps/d. Have dm ii, ex opioid addict, taking suboxone, Effexor 150mg/d, glucovance (glyburide and metformin)

Will I ever have a natural erection again? Taking androgen 4 pumps/d. Have dm ii, ex opioid addict, taking suboxone, Effexor 150mg/d, glucovance (glyburide and metformin)

ED: Very difficult to say, it depends on how well your diabetes is controlled, how long you been on the androgen and it may or may not help. I hope you can to speak with your doctor at length about this. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have pco. I weigh 72kg n my height is 5ft4inches. What is the correct dose of metformin for me as I m unable to tolerate my prescribed dose?

I have pco. I weigh 72kg n my height is 5ft4inches. What is the correct dose of metformin for me as I m unable to tolerate my prescribed dose?

Best dose 2000 mg: Most effective dose is 1000 mg twice a day with meals. Start low and go up in 500 mg steps. If you can't tolerate it, there is extended release metformin which is easier on your intestines. A brand name product called Glumetza can be tolerated by almost everyone, but is more expensive since it's not generic. ...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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How could metformin make I feel?

Helpsmany ways: It gives more energy but reduces some of the craving for carbs, and may lose a bit of wgt as a result. ...Read more