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How long does it take METFORMIN to help me lose weight?

I have been diagnosed with insulin resistance Nov 2011. Taking METFORMIN, HCL ER 2000mg (since 11/4/11 worked my way up to full dose). Been on full dose for 2.5 weeks now. No weight loss. I am ...

Posted 15 Dec 2011 8 answers

How can I stop the diarrhea caused by metformin?

I was just diagnosed with diabetes. Last week my doctor prescribed metformin to me. I take one 500mg pill two times a day. I have been having diarrhea about 2 hours after each dose. Is this normal ...

Posted 25 Feb 2013 12 answers

Conflicting stories about taking metformin - will it help my weight and PCOS?

My gyno prescribed metformin 500 mg 2 x day for PCOS. He said it was an anti-diabetic but that it is also taken for PCOS. I have had a hard time managing my weight and he thought that it would help. ...

Posted 14 May 2012 5 answers

Does Metformin cause diarrhea and if so, will it go away?

I just started taking Metformin for PCOS. I am have a great deal of diarrhea. Will this ever go away? I don't want to spend my life in the bathroom. Also, has anyone had weight loss with this ...

Posted 7 May 2006 3 answers

Hi everyone, I'm just started a new med. Metformin 500mg twice a day?

for weight loss only. I'm not diabetic. What are the side effects that you are getting on this. I also read alot of people are cutting carbs and sugar. My pharmacist told me I didn't need ...

Posted 26 May 2011 9 answers


Metformin - 1000mg x2 day has it caused any weight gain with anyone?

A1C normal for 4 years, should I ask doc to reduce cause I feel I'm gaining weight the longer I'm taking it, but I have no other side effects. Weight gain is not a phobia/image thing ...

Posted 3 Dec 2012 6 answers

What happens if you drink alcahol while on metformin?

i am going on holiday is it all right to have an alcholic drink

Posted 19 Sep 2013 2 answers

What time intervals does the medical dosage of twice a day mean?

My father's metformin and metoprolol medications stipulate twice a day with meals. what is the minimum interval of the dosages? I am cocerned about the erratic manner he i given these ...

Posted 24 Apr 2013 2 answers

How can I stop the side effect of diarrhea caused by Glyburide/Metformin, Onglyza, etc???

When first diagnosed with diabetes, I was given Victoza, and had no noticable side effects. My dr added Metformin, 500mg 2xday, because my AC1 was still 7, and gave me Lisinopril to protect my ...

Posted 11 Mar 2013 6 answers

Is it safe to take Metformin with Ibuprofen?

Is it safe will taking a course of metformin to take painkillers such as ibuprofen? My wife is currently on a course of metformin and has bad pains in her teeth with her wisdom tooth. Is it safe to ...

Posted 25 May 2005 5 answers

Sometimes my metformin come out in my Poo still in a whole tablet today there was 3 tablets?

I take 2 in the morning and 2 in the evening just wondering what I am doing wrong to make them not dissolve and therefore not do there job.

Posted 5 Sep 2013 3 answers

I no longer can afford my Lantus that I take at bedtime. Can I take an extra metformin dose?

I take metformin 1000 twice daily. Can I increase my metformin or take it 3 times daily to make up for the lantus?

Posted 21 May 2013 6 answers

Metformin - unable to lose weight before medication?

I see a lot of women who are happy with their weight loss results while on metformin, but I notice it is also in conjuction with a lifestyle change in diet and exercise. What I'd like to know is ...

Posted 13 Jul 2012 8 answers

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