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What is metformin used for?

What is metformin used for?

Diabetes: This is a mainstay drug for the treatment of diabetes type ii. It is inexpensive, effective but like all prescription medications should be taken with careful monitoring by your physician. If you have diabetes you have probably been prescribed this and need careful and daily care to prevent the severe complications of this disease. ...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


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The Metformin I'm taking is making me frisky?

The Metformin I'm taking is making  me frisky?

Uncommon: Hi,Anxiety and nervousness are listed as "less common" side effects of metformin.Notify your doctor. She/he may make a change in your medication. Best wishes. ...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 metformin cause headaches?

Can metformin cause headaches?

Yes: Metformin can cause headaches but it is not a very common symptom. ...Read more

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Why does metformin cause nausea?

The Why's...: Interesting question. In medicine there may not be a valid or comprehensible answer to why things are the way they are. But, they just are and we need to be aware of the pros and cons of any treatment. Nausea and diarrhea are common with metformin for at least the short term. ...Read more

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Why does metformin cause diarrhea?

Why does metformin cause diarrhea?

Side effect: Diarrhea is a common side effect to metformin that is unrelated to blood sugar control. I do not think the cause for this side effect is known. It can start immediately or years after being on the medication. The diarrhea tends to be dose related, so the higher the dose the more likely for it to occur. Sometimes it will go away when you go to a lower dose or take an extended release form. ...Read more

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Does bloating with metformin go away?

For most, but: Not all patients, the adverse effects of metformin tend to resolve in 2 weeks or so if you continue at low dose (500 mg once or twice daily w/meals) and then slowly increase 500 mg total per week. If this doesn't work, the time release Glumetza is often better tolerated, but more expensive since it's not generic. ...Read more

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Can metformin cause high ketone levels?

No: High ketones mean poor control - you may need insulin. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Futterweit
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Glucophage (Definition)

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