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What is glucophage (metformin)?

What is glucophage (metformin)?

Glucophage (metformin) is: An oral medication usually used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus. ...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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How could metformin make i feel?

How could metformin make i feel?

Helpsmany ways: It gives more energy but reduces some of the craving for carbs, and may lose a bit of wgt as a result. ...Read more

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What is glucophage (metformin) used for?

What is glucophage (metformin) used for?

Glucophage (metformin): Metformin is primarily for type 2 diabetes, also experimentally for polycystic ovarian disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease & premature puberty. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: metformin?

Please describe the medication: metformin?

Drug for diabetes: 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 in patients with diabetes. ...Read more

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What would happen if overdose on metformin?

What would happen if overdose on metformin?

GI symptoms: 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

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I just started metformin. What are effects to expect?

I just started metformin. What are effects to expect?

GI upset?: The most common complaint i hear is usually some mild GI upset, like nausea. Having said that, it's still relatively uncommon. Many patients take it (at high doses) with no complaints, improved blood sugars and maybe a tiny bit of weight loss. ...Read more

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What would happen if you overdose on too much metformin?

What would happen if you overdose on too much metformin?

Multiple problems: Gastrointestinal problems, kidney problems, metabolic acidosis that may be fatal. People who have decreased kidney function are much more prone. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Futterweit
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Glucophage (Definition)

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


Dr. Byron Law-Yone
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