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Metformin dosage for diabetes - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I am advised to take 2 times a day Glucored Forte and one Jalra M - this gives metformin intake of 1500Mg. Is this an overdosage or Metformin or is it ok?
Doctor :   hello
User :   Hello
Doctor :   i am Dr here
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please ?
User :   I am male of 51 years and my weight is 64 kg
User :   I am of ht 167cm
Doctor :   and your present symptoms ?
User :   I am already having diabetes for 16 years
User :   present symptom is that my Fasting sugar is little on the higer side around 170
User :   post prandial is 185
User :   hello - are there doc?
Doctor :   yes i am here
User :   hope you can answer my question whether my metformin intake of 1500mg on a day is ok or not?
Doctor :   are you taking anyother medication ?
User :   yes - Glucored Forte 1-0-1; Telday 40Mg -1-0-0;Piopod 15mg 0-0-1
User :   From today I am asked to take Jalra M at night
Doctor :   so when you were taking the medications before the sugar was still high ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   well the dose of diabetic medications we give is tailored made to make sure that the sugar is under control
Doctor :   i would suggest that instead of increasing the dose may be you can ask your doctor to try changing to another medication
User :   Well.. The prescription is given by a Doctor only..She is an endocrynolgist. I got added this XXXXXXXX M only today onwards and when I check the dosage of Metformin it looked high
User :   hence is this request for clarification
Doctor :   well not really
Doctor :   the dose is ok
User :   so you suggest I can continue with this and try it for a month - correct?
Doctor :   yes that would be correct
Doctor :   as today only you have been told
User :   ok.. just wanted to make sure that I am given with right medication and to have a external consultation - thanks for your time.. appreicate your help..Bye
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