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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

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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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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Is Metformin a fertility drug?

Is Metformin a fertility drug?

No.: Metformin is recommended for the treatment of diabetes but can be used also in women having fertility issues due to polycystic ovarian syndrome. It helps with ovulation and also in achieving weight loss goal. ...Read more

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Can the diabetic drug metformin suddenly start causing diarrhea after being on it for a year?

Can the diabetic drug metformin suddenly start causing diarrhea after being on it for a year?

Yes: This is unlikely, but possible if you are taking the same preparation. However, different manufacturers products can have different effects in different people, check with you pharmacist to see if you have been on the same product. ...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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I want to know that hypoglycemic medicine (metformin) should be taken before or after meals and at which time of the day?

I want to know that hypoglycemic medicine (metformin) should be taken before or after meals and at which time of the day?

Anytime: Metformin is a fairly long acting medication and can be taken twice daily. Most people take it breakfast and dinner. It does not make a difference if it is taken with food or not, but there tends to be fewer side effects, such as diarrhea when taken with food. There are sustained release forms that can be taken once daily. ...Read more

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I started taking metformin and have productive cough and sinusitis. Can it be caused by metformin? Should I continue taking it or stop the medicine?

I started taking metformin and have productive cough and sinusitis. Can it be caused by metformin? Should I continue taking it or stop the medicine?

Not a side effect: cough and sinus issues are not side effects of metformin; however, if this is a new medicine for you, it could be signs of a low grade allergic response. Please call your PCP. ...Read more

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Are glimepiride&metformin safe drugs for a diabetic of12yrs. Cretanine now 1.2.Are these drugs safe or they shud be changed. Any advice to change meds.

Are glimepiride&metformin safe drugs for a diabetic of12yrs. Cretanine now 1.2.Are these drugs safe or they shud be changed. Any advice to change meds.

Yes.: Metformin is considered first line therapy for type II diabetics. It should be stopped if your creatinine goes over 1.3-1.4 or for certain procedures using contrast dye for a couple days. The advantage for both is that they are cheap. Are there better choices than glimipiride? Yes. It pushes the pancreas to secrete more insulin and can "wear out" cells. Newer options exist but expensive. ...Read more

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Should I try new diabetic medicine since metformin taken too long & I want my A1c to go to 5.5? Mine is 6.6. Do we have better med. Than metformin?

Get more input: I'd urge you to get a couple of physicians' opinions as to whether it's really helpful or in your best interest to try to lower you hgba1c as you've indicated. My reading of the recent medical literature has left me unpersuaded that this is something you'd want. Especially, I want to congratulate you for the good result you'd had so far. ...Read more

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My A1c is 6.5. Is that good enough. I want it to be lower to stop taking medicine. Now I take 1 metformin 500mg 1 day and next day have 2.5 mg onglyza (saxagliptin)?

My A1c is 6.5. Is that good enough. I want it to be lower to stop taking medicine. Now I take 1 metformin 500mg 1 day and next day have 2.5 mg onglyza (saxagliptin)?

Good control: Your A1c is very good and at goal. At this level, your risk of getting diabetes complications is low. If you want to lower the amount of pills, try to lose weight if you are overweight or obese. Remain active as this makes your Insulin more sensitive. You should be taking metformin and Onglyza (saxagliptin) everyday instead of alternating every other day. ...Read more

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Why shouldn't you take metformin based drugs after IV contrast?

It doesn't damage: The kidney, but rarely dye of the IV cob trast damages the kidney, and since metformin is destroyed by the kidney, it will build up in blood stream to toxic levels with resulting high risk of life-threatening side effect

so one stops meftformin before the conrast, check kidnet function 2 days later- if normal can restart metformin. ...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 using metformin 500mg twice daily since last six month. My hba1c is 6.3.Should I stop medicine now or once a daily will be sufficient for me.

I m using metformin 500mg twice daily since last six month. My hba1c is 6.3.Should I stop medicine now or once a daily will be sufficient for me.

Dear Pika,: Why aren't you having this discussion with your prescribing physician? Us doctors on healthtap are providing medical information but we aren't authorized to practice medicine through this venue. For the best care please consult with your physicians. Don't recommend making changes to your medications without discussing this with your doctor. Take care. ...Read more

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I took metformin 500 mg and I was wondering how long after stopping that it was out of your system and could it cause a false positive drug test?

Metformin 500: Metformin 500 is usually taken twice a day - out of your system every 12 hours.

I don't think it can cause a faulse positive test if you are monitoring your blood sugar.

If you think the metformin associated blood glucose values are too high or too low please contact your doctor. ...Read more

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Is the medicine metformin and glimperide prescibed on a patients weight wise or they have a maximun dose in a day. If yes what are their max dose. Thx?

Is the medicine metformin and glimperide prescibed on a patients weight wise or they have a maximun dose in a day. If yes what are their max dose. Thx?

Not weight based: Hi. No, neither medicine is dosed on the basis of body weight. The maximum effective dose of metformin is 1000 mg twice daily; although it is approved up to 2550 mg in a 24 hour period, no one I know prescribes that dose. Glimepiride is approved up to 8 mg per day. Metformin still plays a role in type 2, but in my opinion, there are drug classes preferable to the class glimepiride is in. Good luck ...Read more

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I'm taking onglyza (saxagliptin) 2.5mg and metformin 500mg for a month now. Is this safe? I want to be off these medicines. Will I be cured if taking them?

I'm taking onglyza (saxagliptin) 2.5mg and metformin 500mg for a month now. Is this safe? I want to be off these medicines. Will I be cured if taking them?

No cures: Metformin, available for almost 50 years is very safe in people with good kidney function. The dpp4s - of which Onglyza (saxagliptin) is one - have been implicated in pancreatitis, and pancreas and thyroid cancers. Talk to your doctor if you are worried. ...Read more

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Is metformin the best medicine to treat diabetes type 2?

Is metformin the best medicine to treat diabetes type 2?

Metformin best RX/Di: Yes in my humble opinion, it is the best and often used first line med for type 2 diabetes
it is effective on Insulin resistance, it is dirt cheap and every body can afford it if they can tolerate it, and it is wieght neutral, meaning you do not gain weight like other meds except few new oncce. ...Read more

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What other drugs are aviable to use with glyburide besides metformin?

What other drugs are aviable to use with glyburide besides metformin?

JANUVIA (sitagliptin): Onglyza, byetta, victoza, (liraglutide) etc. Plenty of choices. ...Read more

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Are there any drug interactions with Metformin and Vistaril (Hydroxyzine)?

Are there any drug interactions with Metformin and Vistaril (Hydroxyzine)?

No: Not really just be cautious of the drowsiness that can be a side effect of the vistaril (hydroxyzine). ...Read more

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Is there any bad effect or side effect of diabetes medicine glipizide & metformin?

Is there any bad effect or side effect of diabetes medicine glipizide & metformin?

Metformin: metformin most common side effect is stomach upset and loose stools. for this reason many healthcare professionals start at a low dose and gradually increase it to minimize adverse effects. glipizide can also cause nausea, headache, diarrhea; major effect is that it lowers blood sugar (which is why you are taking it) ...Read more

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Glimepiride and metformin hydrochloride, which group of drug and what is it used for?

Both type 2 drugs: Hi. Metformin and glimepiride are both type 2 drugs. Metformin is an insulin sensitizer - makes tissues (predominantly liver but also muscle) more sensitive to insulin. Glimepiride is an insulin secretogogue - makes your own pancreas secrete more insulin. They are synergistic used in combination. To your good diabetes control! ...Read more

Metformin Allergy (Definition)

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 ...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