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Who Manufactures Your Metformin - Does It Make A Difference ?

Hello all, it's been awhile since I've actually posted, have been checking in & reading the posts. Well...I've got a dilemma here and thought who better to ask than the folks on this board, right? I take Metformin HCL ER once daily. When I had my prescription filled this time I noticed the manufacturer had changed. I remember seeing a thread on this board quite some time ago referring to manufacturers/medications but can't seem to locate it. - Does this medication perform differently depending upon who manufactured it? - Who is the manufacturer of your Metformin? - Is one 'brand' better than the other of Metformin? Previously mine had always been filled using 'Teva USA' as the manufacturer; that has now switched to SUN PHARMACEUTICALS. Kroger Pharmacy's explanation for the switch is 'Teva's prices must have risen, and in order to keep this medication on the $4 list, we will now be carrying the other brand. You guys are awesome, so knowledgeable; I've learned so much on this board...so....thoughts? I am always leery about generic meds being as effective as the name brand meds. I started doubting the generics years ago when I was on Fen-Phen, the diet drugs. The one Phen....is phent Continue reading >>

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    I was never told a daily limit. Mine was broken down like this:
    Breakfast 30 carbs
    Snack 15 carbs
    Lunch 45 carbs
    Snack 15 carbs
    Dinner 45 carbs
    Snack 15 carbs.
    In addition, I was told for every 15 carbs to have 7 grams of protein with it.
    Following these guidelines for me has helped me remain diet controlled. I am now 40w4d.. (Yes, I am 4 days past due!) and was diagnosed just before 28 weeks.

    Hope that helps!

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    For the second test you need to have a minimum of 150 carbs a day for 3 days leading up to the test or it could result in a false positive. Make sure you eat at least 150 carbs!! I did the complete opposite when I failed the 1 hour and put myself basically on the Atkins diet. I failed my 3 hour and my doctors believe it was a misdiagnosis.
    Here are some links that suggest eating carbs before the test is the best way to go...


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    Thanks for the info !

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Metformin 500 mg review is here! If you want to know about Metformin how it works and Metformin side effects and also lots of other answers of questions related to metformin is given in this video.

What Is Metformin And Who Makes It?

Metformin hydrochloride is an oral antihyperglycemic drug used in the management of type 2 diabetes. Metformin is believed to improve glucose tolerance in patients with type 2 diabetes by lowering both basal and postprandial plasma glucose. Specifically, metformin decreases hepatic glucose production, decreases intestinal absorption of glucose, and improves insulin sensitivity by increasing peripheral glucose uptake and utilization. As for your question about who makes metformin, a more apt question might be "Who doesn't make metformin?" Metformin is or has been marketed in generic form by a very large number of drugmakers, including Actavis, Apotex, Barr, Chartwell, Dr. Reddy, Impax, Indicus, Lupin, Mutual, Mylan, Ranbaxy, Sandoz, Sun Pharma, Teva, Torrent, Watson, and Zydus. Additionally, in the United States, metformin is also sold under the brands Fortamet (Andrx), Glucophage/Glucophage XR (BMS), Glumetza (Santarus), and Riomet (Sun). Finally, metformin is a component of many fixed-dose combination drugs, including Actoplus Met, ActoPlus Met XR, Avandamet, Glucovance, Invokamet, Janumet, Janumet XR, Jentadueto, Kazano, Kombiglyze XR, Metglip, Prandimet, Synjardy, and Xigduo XR Continue reading >>

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  1. mister

    Hey guys, I was wondering why of the hypocalcemia in the case of maternal diabetes, I've read is about hypophosphatemia but why the hypophosphatemia
    I´d really appreciate if anyone know the pathophysiology of the neonatal hypocalcemia
    Thnx a lot in advance

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    neonatal hypocalcemia

    Diabetes mellitus in the mother - Magnesium depletion in mothers with diabetes mellitus ( through renal loss because of glycosuria or ketoaciduria) causes a hypomagnesemic state in the fetus, which induces functional hypoparathyroidism and hypocalcemia in the infant; a high incidence of birth asphyxia and prematurity in infants of diabetic mothers is also a contributing factor

    Magnesium is a cofactor in more than 300 enzyme-regulated reactions, most importantly forming and using ATP, i.e., kinase.[6] There is a direct effect on sodium (Na), potassium (K), and calcium (Ca) channels. It has several effects:
    Potassium channels are inhibited (closed) by magnesium. Hypomagnesemia results in increased efflux of intracellular potassium in the distal nephron of the kidney (and out of the body in urinary losses). This condition is believed to occur secondary to the decreased normal physiologic magnesium inhibition of the ROMK channels in the apical tubular membrane.[8] In hypokalemic patients who do not respond to oral potassium supplementation, frequently, hypomagnesemia is the cause; if it is corrected, the oral potassium will then become effective. For example, patients with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) commonly being treated with insulin, a hormone which drives extracellular potassium intracellularly, must have their magnesium monitored and corrected so that supplemented potassium is not lost in the urine. That is, the magnesium binds to and shuts off the "potassium sink" losses.
    Release of calcium from the sarcoplasmic reticulum is inhibited by magnesium. Low levels of magnesium stimulate the release of calcium and thereby an intracellular level of calcium. This effect similar to calcium inhibitors makes it "nature's calcium inhibitor." Lack of magnesium inhibits the release of parathyroid hormone, which can result in hypoparathyroidism and hypocalcemia. Furthermore, it makes skeletal and muscle receptors less sensitive to parathyroid hormone.

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    Excellent bro thnx a lot!

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How To Take Metformin Without Side Effects | When Is The Best Time To Take Metformin | How To Build Up Metformin | Metformin 500mg Side Effects Constipation Diarrhea Hey guys! This weeks video is about metformin and the importance of slowly building up your dose to the prescribed dose to help reduce it's side effects when you're first started on it. Metformin is a medicine used to treat type 2 diabetes and sometimes polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Type 2 diabetes is an illness where the body doesn't make enough insulin, or the insulin that it makes doesn't work properly. This can cause high blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia). PCOS is a condition that affects how the ovaries work. KEY FACTS: • Metformin works by reducing the amount of sugar your liver releases into your blood. It also makes your body respond better to insulin. Insulin is the hormone that controls the level of sugar in your blood. • It's best to take metformin with a meal to reduce the side effects. • The most common side effects are feeling sick, vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach ache and going off your food. • Metformin does not cause weight gain (unlike some other diabetes medicines). • Metformin may also be called by the brand names Bolamyn, Diagemet, Glucient, Glucophage, and Metabet. HOW AND WHEN TO TAKE: It's best to take metformin tablets with a meal to reduce the side effects. Swallow your metformin tablets whole with a glass of water. Do not chew them. Metformin tablets come in different strengths. Your doctor will tell you how many tablets to take a day. DIFFERENT TYPES OF METFORMIN: Metformin comes as 2 different types of tablet - standard-release tablets and slow-release tablets. Standard-release tablets release metformin into your body quickly. You may need to take them several times a day depending on your dose. Slow-release tablets dissolve slowly so you don't have to take them as often. Your doctor or pharmacist will explain what type of metformin tablets you are on and how to take them. Metformin is also available as a liquid for children and people who find it difficult to swallow tablets. Liquid metformin is called by the brand name Riomet. WILL MY DOSE GO UP OR DOWN: Your doctor will check your blood sugar levels regularly and may change your dose of metformin if necessary. When you first start taking metformin standard-release tablets you will be advised to increase the dose slowly. This reduces the chances of getting side effects. (See video for explanation on how to build up dose slowly) If you find you can't tolerate the side effects of standard-release metformin, your doctor may suggest switching to slow-release tablets. HOW TO COPE WITH SIDE EFFECTS: • Feeling sick - take metformin with food to reduce the chances of feeling sick - it may also help to slowly increase your dose over several weeks. • Diarrhoea or vomiting - have small but frequent sips of water. It may also help to take oral rehydration solutions which you can buy from a pharmacy or supermarket to prevent dehydration. Don't take any other medicines to treat diarrhoea or vomiting without speaking to a pharmacist or doctor. • Metallic taste in the mouth - if you find that metformin is giving you a metallic taste in the mouth, try chewing sugar-free gum. If you find you are suffering from side effects talk to your doctor about switching to a slow-release tablet. MORE INFORMATION ABOUT METFORMIN: Visit the following links to learn more about metformin and serious side effects or allergies which will need medical attention. https://beta.nhs.uk/medicines/metformin/ https://patient.info/medicine/metform... Want to see more videos about everything health and pharmacy? Let me know in the comments below. Subscribe for new videos ▶https://www.youtube.com/c/AbrahamTheP... LET'S CONNECT: http://facebook.com/AbrahamThePharmacist http://instagram.com/AbrahamThePharma... https://www.linkedin.com/in/AbrahamTh... https://plus.google.com/u/4/109698449... https://twitter.com/AbrahamThePharm https://www.AbrahamThePharmacist.com https://www.youtube.com/c/AbrahamTheP... ABOUT ME: Prescribing Media Pharmacist | Bringing Science Through New Film Every Monday | Extreme Optimist I'm a British - Persian - Iranian prescribing media pharmacist who loves science, making videos and helping people. I work in both GP surgeries and community pharmacy. DISCLAIMER: This video is for information only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of medical conditions. Abraham The Pharmacist has used all reasonable care in compiling the information but make no warranty as to its accuracy. Always consult a doctor or other healthcare professional for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.


Metformin is a drug that is prescribed to treat type 2 diabetes. It works by decreasing the amount of sugar made by the liver and decreasing the amount of sugar absorbed into the body. As a result, metformin can help the body respond better to its own insulin and decrease blood sugar levels. As with any medication, there are potential side effects, such as diarrhea, nausea, and headaches. The medication is available in several forms, including a tablet form, two long-acting forms, and a liquid version. Metformin ( Glucophage ) is a prescription medication that is licensed to treat type 2 diabetes (also known as noninsulin-dependent diabetes or adult-onset diabetes). Metformin also comes in: (Click Metformin Uses for more information on what metformin is used for, including possible off-label uses.) Generic metformin is made by numerous manufacturers. Glucophage and Glucophage XR are manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb. Metformin is part of a class of diabetes medications known as biguanide medications. The drug works in several ways. For example, it decreases the amount of sugar (glucose) made by the liver. It can also decrease the amount of sugar absorbed into the body (from the Continue reading >>

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    For years I've used a lotion called Triple Lanolin, either with aloe vera or not. My everlovin' swears by Eucerin cream.
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