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Side Effects Of Metphormin
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 rashSee 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
MAYBE indefinitely: Metformin has G.I. Side effects including diarrhea and abdominal cramps. The symptoms may last as long as you are taking the medication. One solution is generic glucophage xr or er which is a long-acting medication with less side effects. Many patients can not tolerate metformin at any dose but fortunately we have many diabetes meds --out there. Hope you are better soon!
Days: If they're due to metformin, they will stop within sever days. If they continue, they're due to something else.
I am going from 2, 000mgs to 0mgs of metformin since last tuesday feel like I am going through withdraw what do you recommend? Had side effects
Why did you stop: We need more information to answer your question. Like why did you stop the metformin, what your blood sugar and a1c hemoglobin is and what other meds you are taking and what do yopu call withdrawl symptoms, it may be ralated to your blood sugar etc talk with your doctor and get your diabetese treated appropriately.
When should I increase dose on metformin I'm taking 500mg with no side effects. Have to get to 1500mgs don't want to get the horrible side effects?
Gradual: If you have no problem with the 500 mg, try taking a pill with dinner and if ok in 1 week, increase it by 500 mg more. It should be taken twice per day.See 1 more doctor answer
Is there a way to minimize the side effects of metformin? I'm supposed to take 1500 but only take 1000 mg because im not managing the effects as it is.
Eat first, split dos: Make sure you are taking it on a empty stomach. Eat first, then take it. And see if splitting the dose up helps.
If you miss: A dose of metformin, ignore it and restart at your next scheduled dose, since doses are generally only given with meals. Don't try to make up a dose or it can cause GI side effects.
Metformin: Possible side-effects include rash, palpitations, muscle aches, cramps, & changes in taste, .
Diarrhea: The most common side effect to metformin is diarrhea. Other GI side effects can occur. Metformin is not a weight loss drug. It is used to treat diabetes as well as pre-diabetes, metabolic syndrome. In combination with a low carb diet and exercise it can assist with weight loss, but by itself, it does not cause significant weight loss.
None as far as I kno: Metformin is quite safe and has no effects of female reproduction.
What could be the side effects if a non-diabetic person took the diabetic medicine glucophage (metformin)?
GI problems: 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
I'm a 59 year old male, overweight, glucose 95, should I take metphormin, if so, at what dose? Are there any side effects? Thanks
Perhaps: Your fasting blood sugar is normal; it would be important to know your FH, how overweight you are. Metformin is used in Type 2 diabetes, but some clinicians use it for obese pts trying to lose weight; it decreases sugar absorption, improves insulin sensitivity, and other effects. As with any medication, there are potential side effects (Google it). If used, would start at 500mg twice daily.See 1 more doctor answer
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