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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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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 answer! What makes glucophage (metformin) cause a burning sensation inside my head?

Please answer! What makes glucophage (metformin) cause a burning sensation inside my head?

One of two things?: Burning in the head is uncommon with metformin. One possibility is acidosis and the other is hypogycemia. Check your blood sugar if it occurs again. You need to tell the doctor who prescribed the metformin that you are having this problem. ...Read more

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Other than diabetes, what good does metformin do? Does it cause cancer if taken for a long time?

Other than diabetes, what good does metformin do? Does it cause cancer if taken for a long time?

Very helpful: It's a very effective medication used to treat Insulin resistance. It does not cause cancer. In fact, it can decrease risk of developing cancers in diabetic pts. ...Read more

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What dosage of Metformin has been proven most effective for PCOS patients?

What dosage of Metformin has been proven most effective for PCOS patients?

The Dosage you need.: Meformin is a very popular and Common Diabetes medication, Used anywhere from 500 mg to 2500 mg a daily. Dosage depends on your needs, your tolerance and on side effects and benefits. Doctor who is treating you will decide how much you need. ...Read more

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I'm a 24yr old, 53kgs, 152 height woman with PCOS. My fasting blood sugar is 68. What dosage of metformin (glucophage) do you recommend for me?

I'm a 24yr old, 53kgs, 152 height woman with PCOS. My fasting blood sugar is 68. What dosage of metformin (glucophage) do you recommend for me?

See your Doctor...: To be on Metformin, you need to be under a doctor's care as you will need labwork every 6 months. When you first start Metformin, you may have side effects such as diarrhea or nausea. For this reason, Metformin is often started at a very low dose such as 250mg twice a day. After 2 weeks to a month, the dose in increased to 500mg twice a day and after another month up to 1000mg twice a day. ...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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Please tell me what's the highest doses metformin goes up to?

Please tell me what's the highest doses metformin goes up to?

2000mg usually: It normally in most goes up to 2000Mg a day.
I have used 2500 mg, as in several papers, for the very obese and helps a bit more. ...Read more

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On what condition metformin does can be reduced or is it something impossible?

On what condition metformin does can be reduced or is it something impossible?

Reword the question?: Metformin is a drug and has mutliple doses depending on your condition the dose can be reduced it is possible. ...Read more

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Besides diabetic benefits, what're others that metformin offers?

Besides diabetic benefits, what're others that metformin offers?

It may prevent: Cancer and prolong life! Research is ongoing at a rapid pace! ...Read more

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What do emulin and metformin do for type 2 diabetes?

Metformin/Emulin: Metformin is the most widely prescribed for Type2 Diabetese. It helps to lower Blood Sugar by reducing the amount of Glucose produced and released by the liver and by increasing insulin sensitivity. Emulin is sold without prescription as a natural product which brings blood sugar down. I can not find any scientific study to recommend that as we don't know what it does and if the claims are true ...Read more

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Is Pioglit bannd. What is alt.? Recommends metformin.500mg, glimRourke 1mg. Visit also banned. Confused. Pl.Guide me what to take.

Is Pioglit bannd. What is alt.? Recommends metformin.500mg, glimRourke 1mg. Visit also banned. Confused. Pl.Guide me what to take.

Diabetes Medications: Hello and welcome to HealthTap, I am trying to understand your question, I am guessing you have elevated ALT and you are worried about which diabetes medication to take right? If yes please share the entire liver profile and also kidney function test with lipid profile and last HbA1c. I will be more than happy to assist you through our consultation service. Kind Regards:) ...Read more

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At what A1c level is metformin given. I am 6.1 or 6.2 every testing. Am afraid of metformin causing low blood sugars. I run low often as well as high?

At what A1c level is metformin given. I am 6.1 or 6.2 every testing. Am afraid of metformin causing low blood sugars. I run low often as well as high?

Do not be afraid: Metformin does not cause hypoglycemia or low blood sugars. It is not insulin. The drug can sometimes cause GI side effects like nausea usually transient. Lactic acidosis can be a medical emergency doctors tend to start metformin as first line therapy for early stages of Insulin resistance, diabetes or when life style modifications have failed to control the sugar the glucose levels. Ha1c 6.5=dm. ...Read more

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I'm taking metformin 1000mg daily, diagnosed w/pcos, will I get pregnant, what does metformin do for me? I want to get pregnant by jan 2016.

I'm taking metformin 1000mg daily, diagnosed w/pcos, will I get pregnant, what does metformin do for me? I want to get pregnant by jan 2016.

Metformin in PCOS: Should increase the likelihood of pregnancy. It should also help to normalize your metabolism, regular your period, and promote weight loss. Some women with PCOS do become pregnant within a short period after beginning to take Metformin. If you are overweight, you will have a much healthier pregnancy, if you loss weight prior to conception. If you are trying to conceive take Folic Acid daily. ...Read more

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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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What the effect of glucophage (metformin) on testesterone in male?

What the effect of glucophage (metformin) on testesterone in male?

Lowers testosterone: Some studies shows that males with diabetes type ii, treatment with glucophage (metformin), (metformin) once associated with healthy dietary modifications and a mild physical activity increment resulted in significant improvement of Insulin sensitivity and increase in total and free testosterone levels, regardless of glucophage (metformin) intake. ...Read more

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What happens if she takes metformin 500 mg ER with no medical problems this medication is used for?

Metformin: Metformin is most commonly used for type 2 diabetes. It is also commonly used for gynecology to help treat polycystic ovarian syndrome. ...Read more

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How is insulin resistance/ whatever metformin is used to treat diagnosed? What tests will test insulin resistance? (what people are put on metformin 4)

How is insulin resistance/ whatever metformin is used to treat diagnosed? What tests will test insulin resistance? (what people are put on metformin 4)

Diabetes type II: By definition has insulin resistance. Unless there is a compelling reason to test for insulin levels, having a clinical and demographic picture consistent with diabetes II is all that is needed. metformin helps that one; it doesn't work in type I. ...Read more

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I am taking metformin along with clomid (clomiphene).What is the role of metformin. Does it help me ovulate in the first cycle?

I am taking metformin along with clomid (clomiphene).What is the role of metformin. Does it help me ovulate in the first cycle?

It could.: Though metformin has more commonly been used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes, recent studies have demonstrated that it can help induce ovulation in some women with polycystic ovary syndrome. This is largely due to the fact that many women with this particular condition are actually Insulin resistant, leading to an increased level of this hormone in the bloodstream. When Insulin levels rise, it can cause an overproduction of androgens, or male hormones, in the female's body. This heightened level of male hormones in you system can greatly impede ovulation. Metformin decreases the level of Insulin in your bloodstream thus causing ovulation, which increases chances of conception. ...Read more

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High dheas, other hormones normal. Not pcos. What can be other reasons for high dheas? What medicine should I take? Metformin increased dheas levels

High dheas, other hormones normal. Not pcos. What can be other reasons for high dheas? What medicine should I take? Metformin increased dheas levels

How high?: Chronic stress has the potential to increase the dheas although it doesn't do this in everyone. Rarely an adrenal or ovarian tumor can raise the level but almost always raises testosterone also - which you report is normal. Dheas can have weak "male hormone" effect, causing mainly increased unwanted hair growth. Typically one counters this oral contraceptives and, sometimes, spironolactone. ...Read more

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Pcos, underweight, on 1500 mg metformin, don't need to lose weight. What diets are good? Can metformin alone help without a diet? Lots ofapetite loss.

Pcos, underweight, on 1500 mg metformin, don't need to lose weight. What diets are good? Can metformin alone help without a diet? Lots ofapetite loss.

Vegetables exercise: Vegetables, low calorie diet avoid high carb diet and use more protien. Should do exercise three time week and try to spend 500-1000 calorie in each exercise programs. ...Read more

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High A1c over 13 but numbers don't correlate, MRI and us abdomen are normal, what are other causes. On metformin and starlix (nateglinide) check bs 4x per day.

High A1c over 13 but numbers don't correlate, MRI and us abdomen are normal, what are other causes. On metformin and starlix (nateglinide) check bs 4x per day.

Closer monitoring: First, make sure your meter is working right. How old is it? Test it against your doctor machine to compare accuracy. Second, the numbers don't correlate possibly because you don't check it at the right time. Try to check a few numbers 2 hours after you eat. This might be where your problem is. A continuous glucose monitor for 1 week is also an option for you to check for trends. ...Read more

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What is the main purpose of metformin?

What is the main purpose of metformin?

Insulin resistance: Metformin is a medication which increases sensitivity to insulin. Increasing Insulin sensitivity allows the body to respond to lower levels of insulin, thus helps control blood sugars and also symptoms related to pcos which are exacerbated by increasing Insulin resistance. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Walter Futterweit
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Glucophage (Definition)

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