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Old 10-11-2008, 07:17 AM   #1
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how much does 500mg metformin a day affect BG?

how much does only 500mg of metformin affect BG

 
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Re: how much does 500mg metformin a day affect BG?

Bobbi,
Unfortunately, no one can tell how it'll affect each individual, but I can tell you that it's a fairly low dose. It's much more common to be on it twice a day...1,000 units at least, and many people are on 2,000 units a day.

But, with metformin, it is best to start at a very low dose (like 500) and increase it gradually. That helps to avoid the GI upsets that are so common with this medication.

Ruth

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Old 10-15-2008, 07:49 AM   #3
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Re: how much does 500mg metformin a day affect BG?

I think you will notice better action if you schedule your dose with your large meal, or the one which contains the most carbohydrates, too.

 
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