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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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I'm 10 weeks pregnant. Is it ok for me to take tylenol (acetaminophen) pm? What other allergy medicines am I allowed to take with metformin?

I'm 10 weeks pregnant. Is it ok for me to take tylenol (acetaminophen) pm? What other allergy medicines am I allowed to take with metformin?

Do not recommend: I wouldn't recommend pm type with pregnancy, although some obgyn say that it is ok, however Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is safe to take as well as plain Claritin and zyrtec (not the d type). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Metformin allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Metformin allergy?

Metformin Allergy: What is the definition or description of: Metformin allergy? ANS: you get an allergic reaction when you take it. I would go to drugs. Com and see what they list. Could be rash, hives, skin blistering and falling off to mention a few. Recommend you do video consult and show us what you have. ...Read more

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67 yr-old with years of monthly blackouts, with a history of PVC's, adrenal insufficiency and hypothyroidism, looking for a definitive diagnosis.....?

67 yr-old with years of monthly blackouts, with a history of PVC's, adrenal insufficiency and hypothyroidism, looking for a definitive diagnosis.....?

Multifactorial: There a several potential causes for the syncope in this lady. Of concern is that the episode on August 4th occurred without warning. This could be arrhythmic in origin. Although a Holter has been done the patient may need an Event Monitor and if this is negative an implantable monitor may be needed.

We need to make sure she has normal LV function by Echo etc as she does have a history of PVC's.

Vasodepressor syndrome needs to be also considered as she does have some features compatible with this. TTT would be reasonable.

Finally hypotension secondary to the endocrine problem needs to be considered. Perhaps she might need a vasoactive medication as she does have hypotension. ...Read more

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Is there any contraindecation in using glucophage (metformin) with antiacid drug?

Is there any contraindecation in using glucophage (metformin) with antiacid drug?

Interactions: Taking glucophage (metformin) and antacids shouldn't cause a significant interaction, but I would not take the glucophage (metformin) immediately after taking the antacid or vice versa to ensure good absorption of the glucophage (metformin). ...Read more

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Most times after taking my diabetes drugs (glucophage (metformin) and daonil), I feel tired easily. Is this normal?

Most times after taking my diabetes drugs (glucophage (metformin) and daonil), I feel tired easily. Is this normal?

No: Yu need to go in to see your doctor and tell what's happening. Also, check your blood sugar when you feel bad, write down the results and show your doctor. ...Read more

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What could be the side effects if a non-diabetic person took the diabetic medicine glucophage (metformin)?

What could be the side effects if a non-diabetic person took the diabetic medicine glucophage (metformin)?

GI problems: The medicine is usually used to treat diabetes, but is also used to treat irregular menstrual cycles as well as help prevent diabetes. The major concern theoretically is a low blood sugar which almost never happens in any individual, with or without diabetes.
A person taking metformin (glucophage) may experience nausea, diarrhea, or abdominal cramping which usually goes away over time ...Read more

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I'm a diabetic type II patient, how should I take glucophage (metformin) drug, before or after meals?

I'm a diabetic type II patient, how should I take glucophage (metformin) drug, before or after meals?

Take it with or: After meals. Take care! Http://www.Diabetes.Org/ http://www. Rd.Com/health/wellness/the-best-herbs-and-supplements-for-diabetes/. ...Read more

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I'm a diabetic type 2 patient, how should I take glucophage (metformin) drug, before or after meals?

I'm a diabetic type 2 patient, how should I take glucophage (metformin) drug, before or after meals?

GI issues: Hi. It doesn't really matter. I usually have patients take it before meals, but after would be just as good. Food mitigates the potential GI side effects, but not everyone gets GI side effects; some people do fine taking metformin on an empty stomach. To your good diabetes control! ...Read more

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M58, started glucophage (metformin) 500 mg and Norvasc 10 mg per day. Have not passed stool from 36 hrs. Could this be due to these medicines. Thanks?

M58, started glucophage (metformin) 500 mg and Norvasc 10 mg per day. Have not passed stool from 36 hrs. Could this be due to these medicines. Thanks?

No: No, in fact, a common side effect of glucophage (metformin) is diarrhea. Let me suggest that a simple solution is to eat at least 1 cup of a high fiber cereal (Raisin Bran, Fiber One, All Bran) every day. Try to drink plenty of liquids too (avoid dehydration). ...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 the effect of glucophage (metformin) on testesterone in male?

What the effect of glucophage (metformin) on testesterone in male?

Lowers testosterone: Some studies shows that males with diabetes type ii, treatment with glucophage (metformin), (metformin) once associated with healthy dietary modifications and a mild physical activity increment resulted in significant improvement of Insulin sensitivity and increase in total and free testosterone levels, regardless of glucophage (metformin) intake. ...Read more

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Am on glucophage (metformin) 500 tid my glucose is high any advice?

Am on glucophage (metformin) 500 tid my glucose is high any advice?

Change your diet: You are close to max dose of this drug which means your provider will likely discuss adding a second one. One way to bring your numbers down is to significantly limit the number of carbs you consume. I have patients drink nothing but water and avoid fruit, bread, pasta, potatoes, rice, and usual junk food for 6 weeks. Once they see the way their body responds to carbs we slowly add some back in. ...Read more

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Prescribed metaformin/glucophage is there bad side effects to this?

Not usually.: You should have normal kidney, liver, and heart function to take metformin (glucophage). Some patients experience diarrhea as a side effect. This can be minimized by starting with a low dose and increasing it slowly, or by using extended-release form of the medication (metformin er). Overall, it is generally well-tolerated. It does not cause hypoglycemia or weight gain. ...Read more

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Rashes cause by glucophage (metformin)?

Rashes cause by glucophage (metformin)?

Rare: Skin reactions to metformin have been reported, but are uncommon. Try stopping rx and then restarting at low dose after rash resolves if you can't find another more likely cause. ...Read more

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Do glucophage (metformin) and duphoston prevent miscarriages?

Possibly: They are not designed to prevent miscarriage. Someone with poorly controlled diabetes has higher chance of miscarriage and the medicine may prevent that is specific cases. But in general not designed to affect miscarriage rate. ...Read more

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Should I skip my glucophage (metformin) if my glucose dips to 60s?

Talk to your doctor: With increased Insulin sensitivity and persistent elevation in Insulin levels you may experience hypoglycemia from time to time. Please discuss your diabetes management with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can glucophage (metformin) eat by pregnant woman?

Yes: While some human data suggests low risk of taking metformin during pregnancy, the information is limited. Thus, the preferred treatment is insulin, fproviding better sugar control/ will not cross the placenta. Also remember that dietary control/ physical activity are corner stone of diabetes care. Goal is healthy baby /healthy mom. Work closely with your doctor for a better outcome. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use glucophage (metformin) while pregnant?

Is it safe to use glucophage (metformin) while pregnant?

Insulin: Ideally Insulin is recommended during pregnancy due to its safety. Glucophage (metformin) ins pregnancy category b which means that animal studies did not show any fetal effects but we do have any controlled studies to confirm it in humans. ...Read more

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Could glucophage (metformin) cause shoulder and back pain?

Could glucophage (metformin) cause shoulder and back pain?

Unlikely: Metformin has side effects, but shoulder and back pain aren't generally seen. While anything is possible, look for other possible causes. You can always stop the drug and then restart it later if the symptoms go away. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for glucophage (metformin) overdose?

Monitoring mostly: To my knowledge, close monitoring is the main thing I am aware of. Glucophage (metformin) does not cause the blood sugar to drop, so hypoglycemia/hypoglycemic shock isn't a worry. The biggest worry I can think of is liver damage, kidney damage, and most importantly acidosis from the production of lactic acid, which can be life-threatening. ...Read more

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Does glucophage (metformin) and Duphaston prevents miscarriages?

Miscarriage: Duphaston is a Progesterone derivative it was approved in some markets to prevent miscarriage glucophage (metformin) is useful Insulin sensitized and. Has been used to improve pregnancy outcome in patients with pcos. ...Read more

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Is ice pick headache normal when you're on glucophage (metformin)?

No - it is not norml: It is not normal to have this type of headache while taking glucophage (metformin), (metformin) and it may not be a side effect of glucophage (metformin). Some of the treatments for ice pick headaches affect kidney function, it will be good to know where this is before treating them. ...Read more

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Does glucophage (metformin) lead to better chance of getting pregnant?

Selected patients: In women who are not ovulating regularly due to Insulin resistance, glucophage (metformin) may help with becoming pregnant. ...Read more

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When will the intestinal side effects of metformin (glucophage) go away?

When will the intestinal side effects of metformin (glucophage) go away?

Self- limiting: The reason many start on low doses and work up is because of the bloating and diarrhea which can occur. Fortunately this usually goes away within a few weeks of reaching optimal dose per your prescription. You may also experience some appetite suppression. ...Read more

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Why does glucophage (metformin) cause a burning sensation inside my head?

Why does glucophage (metformin) cause a burning sensation inside my head?

Idiosyncratic: Burning head sensation is not a commonly reported side effect associated with metformin. A few percent of patients experience headaches but not burning head sensation. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Why does glucophage (metformin) cause a burning sensation inside my head?

Burning: I don't know why glucophage (metformin) can cause burning in your head but stop taking it.

There are at least 12 different medicines - not including insulin - that you could take instead.

Please let your doctor know and a different product will be prescribed. ...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


Dr. Walter Futterweit
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Glucophage (Definition)

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