What Are The Milligrams For Metformin?

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Metformin Hcl

Uses Metformin is used with a proper diet and exercise program and possibly with other medications to control high blood sugar. It is used in patients with type 2 diabetes. Controlling high blood sugar helps prevent kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, loss of limbs, and sexual function problems. Proper control of diabetes may also lessen your risk of a heart attack or stroke. Metformin works by helping to restore your body's proper response to the insulin you naturally produce. It also decreases the amount of sugar that your liver makes and that your stomach/intestines absorb. How to use Metformin HCL Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking metformin and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist. Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually 1-3 times a day with meals. Drink plenty of fluids while taking this medication unless otherwise directed by your doctor. The dosage is based on your medical condition, response to treatment, and other medications you may be taking. Be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use (including pr Continue reading >>

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  1. jwags

    Maximum dose of metformin

    I've hear different posters talk about different maximum doses of metformin. I'm currently taking 3 x 850. So that is 2550 mg. I hear some talk about 1500 or 2500. Is it that above that is dangerous or not effective. I test often to check for lows. I've never been below 93, usually in the upper 90's and low 100's. Are there any symptoms I should be watching out for. I've been on the new dose for a month, now and it has really changed my bg profile. I do think that the new dose of met along with a pretty low carb diet is working. I am finally seeing fasting in the 100's, just getting a little DP not the 40 or 50 point jump I was getting. I am also starting to lose weight again. I'm now only 2 1/2 pounds away from my goal of 125. I hear a lot of T 2's getting fasting numbers in the 80's, I guess that is my next goal.

  2. pookie

    i was told anything above 2500 is not effective. If you don't respond to 2500mg, you wouldn't respond to it anymore if you take more.
    Jeanne, what's your timing for your meds? are you spreading them out?
    I am taking 2000mg of Metformin (1000 X 2, morning/night) but it's not very effective on me. My doctor wanted to start me on another meds, but i am resisting, trying to control it with diet and exercise. I am not sure if i should increase it by 500mg and see if that will help.

  3. jwags

    I experimented with different times. The most effective is that I take 1 850 when I wake up (6), another around 12-1 pm and the last 850 around 11 pm. The big difference I notice is my late morning and afternoon numbers. I use to spike late morning and late afternoon. So my before dinner numbers were always high to start with ( 160). Now I'm staying in a tight range. This morning I ate around 9 am and tested around 11 am- 104, waited 2 hours for lunch (I guess it was too long because I was 122 before lunch), I made some blueberry whey-flax pancakes and bacon. I tested 2 hours later and I was 99. So taking that mid day really works for me. You might see if you can get the 850 tablets and take 3, or try taking 3 500 mg first to see if that changes your numbers. My doctor wanted me to try other additional meds and I resisted to. I'm not sure what I need to do to get my numbers to that 80 range, or if that is impossible without insulin.

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