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Old 07-17-2008, 06:33 AM   #1
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metoformin

I am taking 500 mg of Metoformin per day. Is it OK to break it in half and take 250 mg per day. After many years with diabetis II, I feel like 500 mg is too much.

 
Old 07-17-2008, 07:42 AM   #2
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Re: metoformin

Why would you think it's too much? Are your sugars too low? This is something you should discuss with your doctor. Is there a reason you haven't asked him/her?

 
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Old 07-17-2008, 03:23 PM   #3
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Re: metoformin

There is an extended-release version of Metformin called Glucophage XR ... this tablet cannot be broken, must be taken whole. I don't think there is a generic of this extended-release type available.

You can break the straight Metformin if you wish.

 
Old 07-17-2008, 05:57 PM   #4
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Re: metoformin

I take the extended version. It agrees with me very well. I have recently reduced my dose but that was after discussion with my doctor and blood tests. I wouldn't try and reduce without medical advice.

 
Old 07-18-2008, 05:18 AM   #5
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Re: metoformin

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I have recently reduced my dose but that was after discussion with my doctor and blood tests.
Just out of curiousity, how much are you taking ?

I tried met (with no success) and the dr at the time told me most people see benfit at 1500mg, some require 2000 and few take less than 1000.

500 seems low and cutting it in half sounds like it would have no effect but I am neither a dr or a pharmacist.

 
Old 07-18-2008, 05:43 PM   #6
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Re: metoformin

glucophate is far better than metformin i had terrible problems doctor changed tablets much better now

 
Old 07-18-2008, 06:07 PM   #7
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glucophate is far better than metformin i had terrible problems doctor changed tablets much better now

 
Old 07-23-2008, 09:46 PM   #8
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I take 500mg 3 times a day and it controls my sugar just fine. I'm still new to all this diabetes thing. Just found out 3 1/2 months ago that I had it.

 
Old 07-26-2008, 12:16 PM   #9
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Re: metoformin

I have just been diagnosed and was prescribed Metformin 500mg once a day before bedtime. The side effects scare me,especially the one that says it could cause death. Could anyone tell me if they have had any problems?????

 
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