[:I][:I]can someone tell me if the diabetic drug[pill] Metformin starts to work right away or does it take time? Help Pls. Laurie
4 Jun 2004
I can only speak from my own experience. I have taken glucophage or the genaric metformin for about 8 years. No one ever explained to me that the metformin should be taken just before eating, the label from the pharmacy only said "take with food." A nurse explained to me that the metformin should be taken just before eating your meal, or it would be lots more ineffective. I find it works well, in conjuncion with my insulin. Good luck with your blood sugar.
28 Jan 2010
Im not sure but you might want to reconsider taking it. There are some really horrible side effects. Please do some careful research in regards to the side effects,i think you might be surprized. It is prescribed for several diff. Things but please consider all the side effects
- Metformin Information for Consumers
- Metformin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Metformin (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
... prescribe lisinopril for this condition. I am a type 2 diabetic who takes insulin nightly and metformin twice daily along with lipitor and other ...
I'm a 45 yr. old female with type 2 diabetic. I've known since 2002 when I went to doctor for harmone treatments that I thought I needed ...
I am diabetic my Fasting Sugar is 6.42 mmol and Creatinine is 1.51. What should I do improve my GFR?
I was diagnosed with Diabetes in 2004, since then I have been taking mostly Metformin 500 daily with various other medications. But in the year 2008 ...
My AC1 has been in the 6.1 range for two years. My sugar is usually around 90 - 125. My last two alkaline phosphatase test have been high and my ...
I am confused, my father in law is an insulin dependent diabetic and has to adjust according to his BS. I am not sure if taking it regularly is the ...