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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

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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

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Can metformin cause anxiety?

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Can metformin cause anxiety?

Metformin: Common side-effects include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, cramps, gases, and if there's impairment in liver or kidney functions it can rarely cause lactic acidosis which can present with confusion & lethargy. Please discuss with your physician. ...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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When do you ovulate on metformin?

Ovulation: Metformin had been used in conjunction with Clomid (clomiphene) to stimulate ovulation in people with pcos. Metformin basically does not induce ovulation, more likely by adjusting Insulin level allows other natural hormones to act and aid ovulation. So if you ovulate under therapy you should ovulate somewhere between 14-16 days from your last menstrual period. ...Read more

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How does metformin treat diabetes?

How does metformin treat diabetes?

Metformin: This is a very good drug for diabetes. It decreases the amount of sugar the liver makes (thus lower blood sugar) and it makes the Insulin in your system more effective at the muscles (insulin lowers your blood sugar). Unless you have contraindications or severe side effects from the drug, you should be on this if you have type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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Can I take cascara with metformin?

Sure: If metformin doesn't upset your stomach, cascara can, but is useful for a very irritating cathartic. ...Read more

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What's the side effects of Metformin?

What's the side effects of Metformin?

Many, including: diarrhea, bloating, stomach pain, gas, indigestion, constipation,unpleasant metallic taste in mouth, heartburn, headache, flushing of the skin, nail changes, muscle pain Some side effects can be serious. Call your doctor immediately or get emergency treatment if you get: chest pain or rash ...Read more

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At which sugar level start metformin?

At which sugar level start metformin?

HGbA1c: The main criterion of diabetic control is the blood test hgba1c rather than isolated blood sugar level. If your diet is adequate and your kidney function is normal, metformin is often the first medication used when hgba1c levels are not at goal(under 7 for known diabetics). ...Read more

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Will taking metformin make me fertile?

Will taking metformin make me fertile?

It helps in PCOS: Metformin can help patients who do not ovulate due to polycystic ovarian syndrome in some cases. Obviously only take if prescribed and recommended by your doctor. ...Read more

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Can chlorella be taken with metformin?

Unknown: Chlorella is a food supplement that is not regulated by the fda. There are no studies looking at how it can interact with medications. There are no studies that show that it is effective in treating any disorder, despite any claims or phrases they have on the label. If you have money to through away on these supplements, it would be more rewarding to donate it to a worthy charity. ...Read more

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Side effects of glucophage (metformin)?

Side effects of glucophage (metformin)?

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 more

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What are the side effects of metformin?

What are the side effects of metformin?

GI symptoms: The most common side effect is stomach discomfort and/or diarrhea. These symptoms usually disappear in a week. There is also a chance of renal failure and you should have your kidney function checked through the blood to make sure there are no problems before you start. ...Read more

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Glucophage (Definition)

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


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