Prescribed metaformin/glucophage is there bad side effects to this?

Not usually. You should have normal kidney, liver, and heart function to take metformin (glucophage). Some patients experience diarrhea as a side effect. This can be minimized by starting with a low dose and increasing it slowly, or by using extended-release form of the medication (metformin er). Overall, it is generally well-tolerated. It does not cause hypoglycemia or weight gain.

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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...

What side effects are commonly associated with long term usage of glucophage (metformin) 850?

Well tolerated. Metformin (glucophage) is effective in lowering glucose in diabetics, and treating the Insulin resistance of pcos. It can cause some diarrhea. It can cause lactic acidosis in people with kidney disease. Otherwise, it is quite well tolerated. Read more...

Is there any side effects in using glucophage (metformin) to lose weight?

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. Read more...

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 . Read more...

What are the side effects of taking glucophage (metformin) tab and daonil for diabetes control?

Not many. Hi. Metformin can cause GI upset fairly common, but better if dose is slowly titrated upward); if used in kidney disease patients, it can cause a serious illness, lactic acidosis (very rare). Glibenclamide/glyburide can cause low blood sugar (rare) or rash (also rare); it is a very archaic diabetes drug. Good luck! Read more...

My doc. Wants me to try invokana but in scared of the side effects I wanna try glucophage instead I tried metformin before and my tummy was upsetalot?

Invokana. Hi. First of all, Glucophage IS metformin (trade name vs. generic name). The main side effect is GI upset. Ig you had GI upset with metformin, changing what you call it to Glucophage will not change the outcome. Invokana has no perceptible side effects! There is an imperceptible increase in urination, and you need to make sure you drink enough. So WHAT side effects of Invoking are you scared of??? Read more...