What are the medical uses of metformin hydrochloride?

Metformin. Hi. Metformin is basically used to treat 3 conditions: type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, and PCOS. It has also been used is obese type 1 diabetics (WITH insulin!). It is considered weight neutral. See http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/metformin-oral-route/description/drg-20067074.

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Is metformin hydrochloride (glucophage xr) nephro toxic?

Not exactly. If you have a moderate degree of renal disease, metformin can cause lactic acidosis, which is very serious. If you do not have renal disease, metformin is quite safe. Read more...
No. Metformin is not known to be toxic to the kidneys. The concern may be when a patient has naturally kidney function and they take metformin. That person may then be at (rare, but still documented) risk of a condition called lactic acidosis - a potentially dangerous, body-wide build-up of lactic acid that interferes with the delivery with oxygen. Read more...

Glimepiride and metformin hydrochloride, which group of drug and what is it used for?

Both type 2 drugs. Hi. Metformin and glimepiride are both type 2 drugs. Metformin is an insulin sensitizer - makes tissues (predominantly liver but also muscle) more sensitive to insulin. Glimepiride is an insulin secretogogue - makes your own pancreas secrete more insulin. They are synergistic used in combination. To your good diabetes control! Read more...

Glimepiride and metformin hydrochloride, what group of drug and what purpose does it used?

Type 2 drugs. Hi. Metformin is an insulin sensitizer and predominantly works at the liver to increase sensitivity to your own insulin (or exogenous insulin) to reduce the release of sugar from your liver into the blood. Glimepiride stimulates the release of insulin from your pancreas (insulin secretogogue). The 2 drugs are synergistic together. They may or may not control your diabetes. Good control is the goal. Read more...

Glimepiride and metformin hydrochloride which group of drug are they in and what are their purposes?

Treat Diabetes. Diabetes is a condition where Insulin does not work well and there is insufficient insulin. Metformin works to overcome some of the Insulin resistance and reduce excessive glucose production from the liver. Glimepiride works on the cells that make Insulin to augment Insulin deficiency and both together lower blood sugar. Read more...

Does metformin hydrochloride helps in pcos and getting pregnant?

For some. Patients, yes it does. It is not a miracle cure (or even a fertility drug) and should only be used under a doctor's supervision in appropriately selected women. Talk with your doctor to learn more about whether it might be good for you. Read more...
Yes. Metformin is an Insulin sensitizing agent. It lowers the Insulin spikes during food consumption which ultimately lowers male hormone levels and helps to control weight gain. This will lead to improved ovulation. Read more...

Dear Doc. I m a diabetic. I take G formin plus which has metformin hydrochloride 850 mg lipikind and Glibenclamide 5 mg.. may I take spirulina?

Why? I am wondering why you would wish to take Spirulina in the first place. Spirulina is a unicellular blue green algae with some who believe it contains health benefits. What these benefits are remain questionable. Some Spirulina are known to produce toxic chemicals and drug interactions are possible. If you are interested in health benefits from seaweed, I recommend kelp/nori instead. Read more...