Metformin

What is Metformin?

Metformin is an anti diabetic drug of group Biguanide.Its mechanism is to decrease insulin resistance.It is also used in Poly cystic ovarian syndrome where the main problem is insulin resistance. Metformin works by suppressing glucose production by the liver.

Questions and answers on "Metformin"

I accidently took 1 metformin after a ct scan with contrast

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Brief Answer:
You should be fine, just make sure that you take alot of fluids

Detailed Answer:
Welcome to HCM: Please note that you should be okay as long as you keep hydrated, please take plenty of water. Your uine output should continue to be the same.

If you have less urination than normal you...

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Does metformin have any significant effect on renal function? Creatinine? urine Ph?

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Brief Answer:
No. It does not.

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thanks for writing to hcm. Metformin doesn't have any adverse effects on renal function or creatinine or urine ph. However if a patient has significant renal failure the drug is not used. In diabetes the most common cause of renal failure is...

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Can Keflex antibiotic be taken with Carvediol, Losartin and Plavix?

Also take Metformin, Lipitor and Sertraline.

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Brief Answer:
yes...

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

you can take keflex without any anticipated problems. If metformin dosage is the highest (2500mg per day) keflex may (potentially) cause side effects by increasing metformin's concentration. If it is, then lowering it a bit is recommended for a few...

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My son 13 yrs. Has mistakenly took one pill of METFORMIN 500 mg.I HAD GIVEN HIM SUGARY SOLUTION IMMEDIATELY.WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS AND WHAT SHOULD I DO NOW?

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Brief Answer:
Blood sugar reducing agent

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on Health care magic.

Metformin is a blood sugar reducing agent but I can assure you that blood sugar does not go too low with metformin. So you need not grow concerned....

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I accidently took 1 metformin after a ct scan with contrast

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Brief Answer:
VERY VERY rare

Detailed Answer:
Good day.
noted your concern.
not to worry. CT scan contrast can cause renal damage sometimes. if that happens , metformin cannot be excreted out of body by kidney efficiently and there is a risk of lactic acidosis. . however this risk of lactic...

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Hi my fasting blood sugar is 180 and post prandial is 224. Diagnosed with type II diabetes 1 year ago. Managed well with exercise and diet control till 3 months ago. Now not able to manage. Which medicine shall I take.

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Brief Answer:
Metformin is the drug of choice.

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thanks for posting your query.

The first choice of medicine is always Metformin. But before starting it you need to get a test called serum creatinine , as creatinine has to be normal before starting Metformin.


So kindly get the...

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I took 100mg of metformin after contrast for cat scan.

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Brief Answer:
I will say make it at least 48Hours before returning to metformin!

Detailed Answer:
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Metformin is discouraged in the period leading up to and after a Ct scan with contrast. I suggest that you stay at least 48hours after the procedure before going back on metformin. Because you...

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Hi my doctor just prescribe invokana for me to take . I'm already taking Januvia and metformin in the morning only But they work fast to lower my blood sugar. Is it good to take all three only in the morning or should I ask my doctor if I should take one in the evening

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
they can be taken together

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

the best time for metformin is with your meal. Januvia and invokana can be given at any time. They can be given at the same time if that's more convenient for you or you can take them at different times. It won't make any...

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I take metformin for type 2 diabetes and it upsets my stomach. Can I take tums with it?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Yes, you can take both medicines.

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Thank you for the query.

Yes, you can take tums. It does not cause Metformin interaction and does not affect its effect. So there should be no problem in taking both medicines together.

Hope this will help. Feel free to ask...

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I just had a CAT Scan with Contrast I was told that I can not take my Metfornin this evening, When would be the best time for me to take the Metformin tomorrow morning?

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Brief Answer:
48 hours after the procedure

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Metformin has to be withheld for 48 hours provided that the patient has not developed acute renal failure. In case of acute renal failure metformin has to be stopped completely. I mentioned acute renal failure because it's one of...

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Recent questions on  Metformin

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I am 45 years old and considered pre-diabetic. I ve been diagnosed also with Polycystic Ovarian syndrome (POS) and sometimes deal with acide reflux. I ve been given metformin by my doctor for the POSD. I ve been noticing some diarrhea and gritty looking stools, along with mucus in the stools for the first time.. I ve been on the metformin now for about 6 months. I just came from lunch, which I didn t finish but I just saw some gritty looking black stool when I went. I ve also been drinking lemonade. I m not sure what this means.

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i am 30 yrs now and i have pcos.Taking metformin,chrominac -A-BID &folic acid OD..my body weight is 80 kg with height 157cm.i am trying to reduce weight....at what time i have to take ovulation inducing medicines and what all hormones should i have to check and at which day?????i have anovulatory menstruation..but my periods are almost correct.

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Hello Doctor i have a PCOD problem...My periods are irregular. Nowadays i am taking ovural -l.If i stop that i am not getting my periods.. shall i take metformin along with ovural-l.. Suppose if i take both the tablets for my lifetime i will face any problem..please advice?

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Hello, six months back I was diagonised with Sugar, it was through HA1C test which was reported 6.9%, I Was put on Glucophage 500Mg a day, lately I have started having pain in my groin. I have stopped Glucophage past 5 days but the pain is increased. What do I need to do, also I am confused whether I should continue with Glucophage or should control my diet. Appreciate your response. Thanks you very much in Advance.

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I am 57 yrs male type 2 diabetic on metformin 500 one per day. Sugsr under control. I ofter get stomach upset and loose motions. Bp 140 / 90 . Not coming down. On olzix ch 40 . Presscribe good meficines for bp and loose motions .

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My Father has been gone through the medical health check-up.I need your input over the attached reports.Mainly i want to know the health of the heart. And what we need to do next.

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I take medication and cannot take pills so I cruch them and put them in water and wait til they dissolve then drink it my medication list is metoprolol tartrate 50 mg I daily.i also take metformin hcl 1000 mg 1/2 tablet twice a day lisinopril 10...

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