[: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
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.
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)
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