Metformin Hcl 500 Mg



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Metformin, a generic for Glucophage, is used to treat Diabetes.

Side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, dry mouth and headache.

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how safe is it to take metformin hcl 500mg with hydrochlorot 12.5mg,prednisone,levothyroxin 50mcg ?

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Well, only your doctor can decide if it is appropriate and safe for you to use any certain combination of medications. Are they aware of what all you are taking?

Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic, used to help control blood pressure and edema.


Prednisone is a corticosteroid, used to treat allergic reactions, pain and inflammation.


Levothyroxine is a thyroid hormone.


As to possible interactions, the use of the Levothyroxine and the Prednisone may have an effect on the efficacy of the Metformin, so your doctor should keep an eye on your blood sugar and make a dosage adjustment if necessary.

Also, the hydrochlorothiazide with Prednisone may deplete the amount of Potassium in your body, so this also needs to be monitored.

This does not mean they cannot be used together, just that you do require regular monitoring by your doctor, so be certain to keep all scheduled appointments and make sure to report any problems you have.

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the doctor gave me metformin hcl 500 and said it would help me lose weight. my sister is diabetic and she takes them, she said that she was never told she could lose weight by taking them. are they sometimes used to help in weight lost. thank you

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I have been prescribed Metformin hcl 1000 for my diabetic treatment. I am having headache since 20 days . What should I do ?

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I have been taking metformin HCL for a long time and it has controlled my sugar very well but now my sugar is too low and if I don't take metformin it goes too high. Also I am having dizzy spells and fatigue even though my sugar reads around 90. Shoud I see my Dr. about stopping the metformin?

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Definitely see your doctor and explain what you said here.

I can tell you that, 'I also feel fatigue and sleep it off but that's when and if I abuse sugar (cake and other sweet foods) and my reading goes upward of 180. It's usually 120-140 with one metformin 500mg/day.'

These pill companies are sure making a bundle with their price mark-ups, huh?

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Check your blood sugar level may be they become too low.Take the tablet metformin inbetween your meal, i mean take it ,when you are half way of your breakfast and take other half of food after at the same time. Reduce
tablets to 500mg twice if your blood sugar is under 7(140),after two hours
of yourmeal. Take becomplex
otherwise after 6 months you
may need transfusion of becomplex. So take it daily. Ur headache will disapper. And also see ur doctor. Becomplex is must with these tablets

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What other side effects for metformin?

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I was given metforming HCL 500 MG tablet along with prednisone 80 MG in the morning together. I am pre diabeti c and never have taken metforming.This was yesterday evening when I started taking it with instructions not to eat any carbs. Just meat and vegetables. My sugar is 183 2 1/2 hrs after eating. I left a message with my doctor but she hasn't called back.

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Taking 2 Diaglucide in morning and 2 Glucophage 1000 SR in evening. The Glucophage comes out in my stool next morning at about 11 am. It comes out whole NOT SHELL ONLY. Have examined it, it is WHOLE. Also have diarrhoea but only after midday or evening meal with meat and vegetables. Toast and tea for example - no diarrhoea. Blood sugar levels too high eg 11 to 16. Live in South Africa. When I crushed tablets and put it in yoghurt I could not see if it also came out in stool.

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