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I am 82 years old and diabetic since 2012. My post-lunch levels are always within the permitted levels, but my fasting levels go up to 125 occasionally or sometimes continually. I am taking Sitagliptin 100 mg and Metformin 500 mg in the morning after breakfast and 250 mg Glyciphage after lunch, and 500 mg Glyciphage after dinner, but the fasting levels have not come down to the desirable level. My doc asked me to take Sitagliptin and Metformin 100/ 500 after breakfast and 750 mg after dinner. Can I take this much Metformin dosage at night? Does it lead to hypoglycemia during the night or early morning. Is the dosage is not high. Kindly advise. Another doctor friend suggested Sitagliptin 100 mg/Metformin 1000 mg and Dapaglilflozin 10 mg to take and nothing else during the day and asked m...

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difference btwn glycomet gp1 and glycomet gp1forte ## Like to know the difference between glycogen gp1 and glycogen gp1 forte ## Difference between Glycomet GP1 and Glycomet GP1 forte ## Medications with forte in the name are time released formulations, depending on blood sugar levels, and overall control of your diabetes, your doctor may prefer that you use one that is time released, rather than a regular release formulation. This medication contains Metformin, and Glimepiride. Its typical side effects may include nausea, dizziness, increased urination, headache, and low blood sugar. Is there anything else I can help with? ## What's the difference between GLYCOMET GP 1 and GLYCOMET GP 1 FORTE? ## Difference between glycomet gp 0.5 and glycomet gp 0.5 forte ## Difference between gly...

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I have taken metformin 500mg tabs Sandoz for years today when I picked up my medicine they gave me metformin 500 mg tab zyd. What is the difference in the two? ## Hello, Deb! How are you? Sandoz and Zydus are just the manufacturers, so that's the only difference based on what you've posted. Your pharmacy is just carrying one that's been manufactured by a different company. Learn more Metformin details here. Are there any other questions or concerns? ## that just happened to me also, i went from the sandoz to the zyd (metformin 500mg) , the zyd is bigger and ive been on it a couple weeks, ever since they switched, (same pharmacy,(walmart) same drugest) so why the 2 different pills?..back to my comment, ever since they switched me to this bigger pill ive had a hard time going ...

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I was taking Metformin 500MG (APOT). This brand is impossible for me to find. I now take Metformin 500MG (TEVA). This brand (TEVA) makes me sick and I have been taking it for one year and my body has not been able to adjust to it. Please help me find the (APOT) brand. It was a oblong-shaped tablet imprinted with APO500 on one side and MET on the other side. Please help me!!!!!! I have tried other brands and they make me even sicker. ## MY DOCTOR PRESCRIBE ME METFORMIN BECAUSE I'M NOT OVULATED SO SINCE I STARTED THE MED, HE MAKES MY SUGAR DOWN, I'M NOT DIEBETES, PLEASE HELP ME ## When you say that it makes you sick, can you provide more detail, such as what specific symptoms you are experiencing? The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, low ...

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Could you tell me if Metformin 500 mg is gluten free. It has IP 218 printed on the pill itself. Much appreciated. ## Hello, DA! How are you? Amneal lists the inactive ingredients as being acacia, maltodextrin and propylene glycol, so yes, it is gluten free. (NDC 65162-218) The FDA lists the typical side effects of Metformin as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, flatulence, stomach pain and hypoglycemia. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Is folic acid 1 mg from Amneal gluten free? ## It appears to be gluten free. Folate 1 mg from Amneal (NDC 65162-361, Imprint AN 361). Their website states "Contains no ingredient made from a gluten-containing grain (wheat, barley, or rye)." It appears to contain Potato Starch instead. Source: Amneal Product List ## Naproxen ...

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What is a round pink pill with M over MN1 on one side and blank on the other? ## This pill contains Metformin 1000 mg (NDC 0378-6001). Inactive Ingredients: - Ammonia - Ferrosoferric Oxide - Cellulose Acetate - Hypromellose, Unspecified - Lactose Monohydrate - Magnesium Stearate - Polyethylene Glycol, Unspecified - Povidone, Unspecified - Propylene Glycol - Ferric Oxide Red - Shellac - Sodium Lauryl Sulfate - Talc - Titanium Dioxide - Triacetin - Triethyl Citrate - Ferric Oxide Yellow Ref: DailyMed

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I picked up my rx metformin from a pharmacy with my prescription but got metfortic 500 instead. Can anyone tell if this is fake or real? ## Hi Taz, If you picked these up from a licensed pharmacy with a valid prescription, then yes, they are real. However, being "real" does not necessarily equate to something being "effective", and often times patients who receive a lesser effective medication are quick to call it fake or counterfeit, when in reality it may just be certain fillers that inhibit optimal bioavailability. Nevertheless, if something doesn't seem right about your prescription then you should contact the pharmacy you got it filled at just to be on the safe side. "Metfortic 500" is something I've never heard of (nor can I find info on Google - so...

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What is a round white pill with the letter z on one side and the number 70 on the other side? ## This tablet contains 500mgs of Metformin, which is an oral antidiabetic agent that's used to help lower and control blood sugar (NDC 68382-028). Inactive Ingredients: - Hypromelloses - Magnesium Stearate - Polyethylene Glycol - Povidone - Cellulose, Microcrystalline - Silicon Dioxide - Sodium Starch Glycolate Type a Potato Ref: DailyMed ## That is just what I wanted to hear. Thank you so much, it saved me a trip to my pharmacy and feeling more embarrased then asking my computer. Metformin. ## Is it possible that walgreens gave me these pills as Somas? Round white with 70 on one side and z on the other? ## What is white round pill with a big letter Z on one side? ## Please help. Me. My dr...

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What is a white and round pill with RPH M12 on it? ## This pill contains Metformin 500 mg. It is an antidiabetic drug used to help control blood sugar. This particular pill is manufactured in Canada under the name ratio-METFORMIN. (DIN 02242974) "ratio-METFORMIN 500 mg tablets are white, round, biconvex tablets, film-coated tablets, partial scored line on one face and rph M12 on the other" Inactive Ingredients: - crospovidone, - hydroxypropyl methylcellulose - magnesium stearate - maltodextrin - pregelatinised maize starch - polyethylene glycol - povidone Source (PDF): ## What is the pill for? ## It can help control Type 2 Diabetes. If I'm not mistaken, this pill is now discontinued [1].

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White oblong pill with GP 128 on one side that is scored in between GP 128. Please tell me what this is. ## This tablet contains Metformin Hydrochloride 1000mg (NDC 0781-5052), manufactured by Sandoz Inc. Inactive Ingredients: - Silicon Dioxide - Hypromelloses - Magnesium Stearate - Polyethylene Glycols - Polysorbate 80 - Povidone - Sodium Starch Glycolate Type a Potato - Starch, Corn - Titanium Dioxide ## Metformin GP

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My sugar level has suddenly gone up to more than 400. After taking metformin 500mg 3 tablets a day, still it does not go down below 200. So I tried glycomet GP2 two tablets per day. I found slight improvement within a day - i.e. it has come down to 130. Shall I continue it? Will it have any side effect like kidney trouble or sudden dizziness? ## Glycomet GP2 contains the active ingredients Glimepiride and Metformin, both of which are oral antidiabetic medications that are used to help lower and control blood sugar. It can cause side effects, just as any other medication can, they may include: nausea, dizziness, flatulence and stomach pain. Learn more Metformin details here and Glimepiride details here. Do you have a doctor you see regularly? They should be able to advise you on the righ...

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I've tried looking this up on the internet but with no luck. It has HLO2 on 1 side and nothing on the other. It's white and round. Not sure if it's a zero or an O. My niece found it on the floor and just need to know if I should be freaked out or not. ## Hello, Haj! How are you? Is the marking possibly H over 102? If so, this tablet is manufactured by Heritage Pharmaceuticals and they list it as containing 500mgs of Metformin. The FDA classifies this as an oral antidiabetic medication. Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, stomach pain, flatulence and hypoglycemia. If this doesn't match, please post back and let me know, so I can do some more searching. Thanks! ## Hello Haj, I am currently taking some small chewable homeopathic pills from a com...

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I have a oblong white pill which looks like a 7L001 on one side. What is it? and can you send a picture please? It's important. ## An oblong white pill with 7L001 is Metformin Hydrochloride Extended Release 500mg (NDC 49252-001), however the newer form of the tablet may be imprinted with just 001. This is used to treat type 2 diabetes. Inactive Ingredients: - Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium - Hypromelloses - Magnesium Stearate Ref:

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why does it smell like fish? ## I got my script refilled the other day and the new one smells like fish too! My first bottle (different manufact) did not smell like fish. Beginning to wonder if it is of good quaility ## It is an odor from one of the fillers they use in making the medication, nothing to worry about. Since each company that makes the generic version of med can use different fillers, then some might have the odor and some won't. ## Yes, it is too something to worry about! With all the horrible cheap fillers being used these days by money grubbing foreign countrues - killing our animals and probably us too. The brand I got from Walgreens is fine - even old pills dont take on a smell. But the cheap kind sold by Walmart and as I know of, Strogers hospital in chicago smell...

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I am 55 yaps old lost my lips insurance I have been buying from the street by I need novalog and landis I also take medforum I am starting to get side effects ## Hello Cindy! How do you do? I am a pharmacist and maybe I could give you some tips. Can you give me more informations about your meds? Dosage, how much you take per day, etc... Regards! ## Hello, Cindy! I am very sorry about what you're dealing with, medications are far too expensive. There is an assistance program for Novolog, you can find the details on the Manufacturer's Website here. There are also some programs to help those that need Lantus, you can find that information here. As to the Metformin, there are generics available, and your pharmacy may know of additional savings that can help you. Some states have ass...

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## is lactite which is in this drug a relative of lactose. medication is causing sever diarrah ## I HAVE BEEN ON THIS DRUG FOR 2YRS AT FIRST, IT WAS REALLY BAD THE DIARREHEA. NOW I GET IT ONCE INAWHILE AND WHEN I DO OH BOY. THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ONE WITH THIS PROBLEM. ## What does the metformin tablet look like? One pharmacist filled it with a white oval shaped tablet with 93 0n one side and 48 on the other. When I got a refill it was a round tablet with the letter A on one side and the number 12 on the other? ## My stupid mail order drug company has always sent 500mg Metformin tabs. I took two each morning and two each night. Without warning, they sent 1000mg tabs and by the time I noticed it, I had already taken two on Monday evening, then two more on Tuesday morning. I realized Tues...

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My niece says a dr. told her she might have a seizure from taking 2 metformin by mistake. Is this true? ## It is possible, but not a common occurrence, whether or not a seizure occurs may depend on other factors, as well, such as how low a person's blood sugar drops, other medical conditions they may have, and other medications they may be taking. Typical side effects, according to the FDA, may include nausea, dizziness, stomach pain, hypoglycemia, and increased urination. It is, however, always best to be careful not to double up on your medications. Is she taking anything else?

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GLYCOMET-GP2 should be taken before or after meals and how many min. before. ## Hello, Manian! How are you? This medication contains the active ingredients Metformin and Glimepiride, it is an oral antidiabetic medication that's used to help lower and control blood sugar levels. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, stomach pain, flatulence and hypoglycemia. Learn more Metformin details here. Learn more Glimepiride details here. And unless your doctor has instructed otherwise, they are usually taken just before you start eating a meal, that way they have time to start working by the time you are digesting your food, which is when you'd normally experience the most blood sugar changes. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Can I take fexofenaadine and glycomet go 2 toge...

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I have type-2 diabetes and I take metformin and diabend; and for my blood pressure I take losartan. I have been having a headache. Is it safe to take myprodol? ## Hi, I am type 1 diabetic, just wanted to find out if it was okay to take myprodol, as I am experiencing some hectic pains in my legs ## Myprodol contains the active ingredient Paracetamol. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, and headache. What has your doctor advised you to take for pain/headaches? It would be best to follow their advice as to what is safest for you to take, it can also depend on your blood pressure.

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What does HER stand for? ER is extended release. Pill bottle label reads Metformin HCL 1000 mg HER ## Hello, CJ! How are you? That is just the abbreviation for the name of the manufacturer. The FDA lists the typical side effects of Metformin as possibly including nausea, dizziness, stomach pain, flatulence and hypoglycemia. Is there anything else I can help with? ## but there was a recall on Metformin with "ER " extended-release mine reads metformin 1000MG Tab HER so is that extended-release and if so wasn't it recalled with the 500 MG that was posted online? Thank you

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