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Medicine For Metformin Overdose
Glucophage OD: An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug is used. Glucophage (metformin) is used for the Treatment of Type II diabetes. Potential overdose symptoms include: "severe nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, epigastric pain, thirstiness, lost appetite, lethargy and hyperpnoea. Hypotension, hypothermia, acute renal failure, coma and cardiac arrest". >>> ...Read more
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
Works on the liver:
Metformin is a biguanide and it works to reduce glucose synthesis by the liver during the fasting state.
Type 2 diabetes is viewed by the liver as a state of cellular deprivation of glucose due to changes in receptors for Insulin action on these cells preventing entry of glucose in the cellular compartment, or Insulin resistance. By reducing hepatic production it lowers your blood sugar. ...Read more
Low sugar & acidosis:
The effects of a metformin overdose may include:
low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
lactic acidosis (see metformin and lactic acidosis).
Possible symptoms of low blood sugar include:
More severe low blood sugar symptoms include:
changes in behavior, such as irritability
loss of coordination
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I have irregular mens cycle. I was given duphaston for 10 days the 15 day of cycle. Is this drug gone make me increase weight? Should I take metformin
The most common effects from taking too much metformin is nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Other oral hypoglycemics cause significant drop in blood sugare which metformin
does not do to its mechanism of action. Lactic acidosis is probably the most severe side effect, but this can happen with interactions with dye for xrays. This is why you have to stop your metformin after dye contrast xrays. ...Read more
Expiration: Most drugs expiration date is a year. Some drugs less. There have been studies that looked at the efficacy of drugs post expiration and some were still effective as many as 20 years out. Best is to see your doc and see what's best for you. :) ...Read more
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
Call: Hi. Call a poison control center NOW! ...Read more
> 2: 2000mg is usually the highest dose given. Above that people are likely to experience more side effects with out added benefit. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on your current level of control. It is possible but talk to your doctor first. ...Read more
What could be the side effects if a non-diabetic person took the diabetic medicine glucophage (metformin)?
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
Can you tell me if I could take medicine (metformin) with a breakfast smoothie instead of something solid for breakfast?
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
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 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
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