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I am taking metformin 500 mg only once a day. It causes some GI upset but nothing crazy. I have some insulin resistance, is this dose effective enough?

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Dr. Linda Schwartz
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In brief: Metformin dosing

Metformin should be taken with meals to help reduce GI upset and side effects.
500mg is a starting dose and can be titrated up. Max dose is 2500mg daily. Diet and exercise will also help control DM. As always, consult with your physician/endocrinologist.

In brief: Metformin dosing

Metformin should be taken with meals to help reduce GI upset and side effects.
500mg is a starting dose and can be titrated up. Max dose is 2500mg daily. Diet and exercise will also help control DM. As always, consult with your physician/endocrinologist.
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