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I was taking 500 mg metformin, twice a day for a month but i can't afford it. If i suddenly quit taking metformin without consulting with my doctor, what can happen?

I was taking 500 mg metformin, twice a day for a month but i can't afford it. If i suddenly quit taking metformin without consulting with my doctor, what can happen?

High blood sugar: Your blood sugar will rise as a result of not taking your medication as prescribed. This can lead to other more serious problems if you do not control your diet properly. ...Read more

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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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At night my right hand wakes me with numbness and tingling and a lot of pain lasts for about an hour help me please. I am 47 on metformin for type 2 diabetes, hctz for my high blood pressure, and welbuterin to try to help with quitting cigarettes, i also

At night my right hand wakes me with numbness and tingling and a lot of pain lasts for about an hour help me please. I am 47 on metformin for type 2 diabetes, hctz for my high blood pressure, and welbuterin to try to help with quitting cigarettes, i  also

Classic : Classic carpal tunnel syndrome. See if a wrist splint helps you sleep at night. If you still get numb with the splint on or if you are a little numb all the time, it's time to see a hand surgeon. Carpal tunnel syndrome can be cured with surgery if we get to it prior to advanced nerve damage. ...Read more

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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

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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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Can metformin helps reduce fats?

Can metformin helps reduce fats?

No.: Metformin is given to improve the action of insulin. Insulin is a hormone that aids cells in the uptake of carbohydrates, not fats. ...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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How much metformin should I take?

How much metformin should I take?

Maximal effective...: Dose is 2000 mg daily this is what you should aim for as long as your kidneys are normal, your doctor knows for sure, and you have no side effects. ...Read more

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Do metformin cause kidneyproblems?

Do metformin cause kidneyproblems?

No: However, it must be given with caution in people who already have kidney problems. 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