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Is There A Natural Prescription To Metphormin
I have been given prescription to take metformin, are there any side effects to liver damage? Also is there a natural alternative to met?
What do you suggest if I'm normal person feeling over weight want to reduce and started taking glucophage (metformin) without prescription t?
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
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
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
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
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
What's the best prescription medicine to help lose weight if you have pcos I'm already own metformin?
I found out metformin raised my liver enzymes while trying to treat pcos. Can I finish the prescription I have left safely?
I'm trying to conceive, what is the best pre natal vitamin should I take? Can I buy it without prescription? And im also have pcos and taking metformin
Almost any: Any prenatal vitamin should be fine. Most recommendations are to include dha with the vitamins. ...Read more
Please tell me if there are any natural substitutes of metformin that would help with insuline resistant?
Diet for diabetes: I specialize in this problem. Lets do second opinion consult to see what is going on. ...Read more
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
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
In addition to taking onglyza (saxagliptin) & metformin, I take blood sugar naturally cinnamon supreme capsules by dr. Stephen holt. Please advise.?
Ok: Sounds like a reasonable regimen....Depending your current degree of dm control. ...Read more
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?
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
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:
apple cider vinegar
salmon. ...Read more
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
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)
Is metformin sr 1000mg once daily is better or metformin 500mg twice daily is better for fbs158 n pbs192?
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