I am prescribed to 2.5 1000mg Metformin per day. However, that doesn't seem to be enough, because my blood sugar had been around 300 lately. I feel like I need to take 4 pills per day to keep it in check. Is that too much, and can you overdose on Metformin?
30 Nov 2012
I suggest you contact your Dr. or Pharmacist, do not self medicate as this can happen:
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of metformin may cause lactic acidosis. Get emergency medical help if you have any of these symptoms of lactic acidosis: weakness, increasing sleepiness, slow heart rate, cold feeling, muscle pain, shortness of breath, stomach pain, feeling light-headed, and fainting.
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30 Nov 2012
The dose of metformin is individualized. But if your blood sugar is floating around 300 you possibly need something else added to it. Having a blood sugar that high is more dangerous to you then any med is going to be. Do you see an endocrinologist for your diabetes?
- Metformin Information for Consumers
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- Side Effects of Metformin (detailed)
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