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Medicine For Glucophage Allergy
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?
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
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
I woke up with a red, raised sore on my leg, stomach and arm, I am diabetic, just taken off metformin due to allergy to it, are these sore related, ?
Most times after taking my diabetes drugs (glucophage (metformin) and daonil), i feel tired easily. Is this normal?
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
I'm a diabetic type II 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
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?
My mom has diabetes and her head burns and has itching.her age is 37.
And the medicine are glucophage 1000 mg and lantus (insulin glargine) insuline 42 units.
Anti diabetic meds: take with meals- depending on how many times are prescribed. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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