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Using Metformin To Treat Type 2 Diabetes

Using Metformin To Treat Type 2 Diabetes

If your doctor has prescribed Metformin for diabetes or another use, what exactly is this medication and how does it work? What is the best way to take it to reduce side effects? What adverse effects might you experience and why is it important to be aware of these? According to the American Diabetes Association Standards of Care, Metformin, if tolerated, is the preferred initial oral diabetes medication for Type 2 diabetes because it is the most effective. Unlike people with Type 1 diabetes , people with Type 2 diabetes make insulin. The problem is that they are either not making enough insulin or the insulin they do make isn't being used efficiently. Metformin is a weight neutral medication that helps the body use insulin. Weight neutral means that it is not associated with weight gain (or loss) as are many other diabetes medications. Like all medicines, however, Metformin can produce some side effects, some of which it is important to know. Metformin belongs to a class of drugs called biguanides , which are derived from the French lilac. Metformin helps to lower blood sugar by utilizing insulin and reducing insulin resistance (making your body more sensitive to insulin.) Many people with Type 2 diabetes carry excess weightfat cells prevent insulin from doing its job, ultimately causing the cells to become resistant to insulin. When cells become resistant to insulin, insulin is unable to direct sugar from the bloodstream to the cells to use for energy, and instead, the sugar remains in the blood. As a result, the liver responds by making more sugar because it thinks the body needs it for fuel and the pancreas responds by making more insulin. You wind up with chaoshigh blood sugars and high insulin levels. Metformin helps to restore normalcy by increasing insulin sens Continue reading >>

Fortamet Side Effects Center

Fortamet Side Effects Center

Fortamet (metformin hydrochloride) is an oral diabetes medicine for people with type 2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes. Metformin is sometimes used in combination with insulin or other medications, but it is not for treating type 1 diabetes. Fortamet is available in generic form. Common side effects of Fortamet include headache, muscle pain, nausea, vomiting, stomach upset or pain, diarrhea, gas, weakness, or a metallic taste in the mouth. Fortamet does not usually cause low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Low blood sugar may occur if Fortamet is prescribed with other anti-diabetic medications. Symptoms of low blood sugar include sudden sweating, shaking, fast heartbeat, hunger, blurred vision, dizziness, or tingling hands/feet. Tell your doctor if you experience serious side effects of Fortamet including shortness of breath, swelling or rapid weight gain, fever, body aches, or flu symptoms. Fortamet should be taken once daily. Dosage is individualized based on effectiveness and tolerance. The maximum recommended daily dose is 2500 mg. Hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) may result if you take Fortamet with drugs that raise blood sugar, such as: isoniazid, diuretics (water pills), steroids, phenothiazines, thyroid medicine, birth control pills and other hormones, seizure medicines, and diet pills, or medicines to treat asthma, colds or allergies. Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) may result if you take Fortamet with drugs that lower blood sugar, such as: alcohol, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), aspirin or other salicylates, sulfa drugs, monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), beta-blockers, or probenecid. It may also interact with furosemide, nifedipine, cimetidine or ranitidine, amiloride or triamterene, digoxin, morphine, procainamide, quinidine, trimethoprim, or Continue reading >>

Metformin Information

Metformin Information

Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community Discussion in ' Metformin/Biguanides ' started by cugila , Dec 21, 2009 . Treating type 2 diabetes. It is used along with diet and exercise. It may be used alone or with other antidiabetic medicines. Metformin is a biguanide antidiabetic. It works by decreasing the amount of sugar that the liver produces and the intestines absorb. It also helps to make your body more sensitive to the insulin that you naturally produce. It works by : 3.Reducing lipid levels (eg, triglycerides); 4.Facilitating postreceptor transport of insulin; and you are allergic to any ingredient in Metformin you have congestive heart failure that is treated by medicine you have a severe infection, low blood oxygen levels, kidney or liver problems, high blood ketone or acid levels (eg, diabetic ketoacidosis), or severe dehydration you have had a stroke or a recent heart attack, or you are in shock you are 80 years old or older and have not had a kidney function test you will be having surgery or certain lab procedures Contact your GP right away if any of these apply to you. Some medical conditions may interact with Metformin . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions. Use Metformin as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions. Take Metformin on a regular schedule to get the most benefit from it. Taking Metformin at the same time each day will help you remember to take it. Continue to take Metformin even if you feel well. Do not miss any doses. If you miss a dose of Metformin , take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do n Continue reading >>

Can Metformin Cause Breast Pain?

Can Metformin Cause Breast Pain?

I was recently put on Metformin and after 3 months of the ... I was recently put on Metformin and after 3 months of the worst side effects I decided it wasn't helping and I stopped taking it... only to realize that I had 2 regular cycles when I was on and after stopping they stopped being regular (47 days the first month and 37 days for 2 months after metformin 2x daily then I stopped and I'm 14 days late)... anyway, for two to three weeks when I was expecting my AF I had the worst breast soreness and was convinced I read more... was pregnant (however I recently had a blood test and it was BFN). After taking the Metformin for three days 2x a day the soreness stopped... It didn't occur to me until it stopped that my body may have been trying to ovulate the whole time and the Metformin lowered my insulin enough to allow it to happen. I know, I'm super obsessive and I just can't seem to help it. My husband is in the military and I have no friends where we are anymore- It seems like I make friends with another TTC wife and then she gets pregnant and no one wants to talk about TTC issues once they get pregnant (especially if they don't have issues). Additionally, our families don't want to talk about anything in the TTC area and my husband feels like a failue so I am completely without someone to talk to. So I'm wondering if anyone else thinks that I could have ovulated shortly after taking the Metformin again or any other thoughts on the situation. I was thinking originally that I would just get my AF in a few days/weeks but now I don't know. It doesn't help that my RE pretty much said she wanted to do IUI and didn't want to discuss other options and I feel like I can't ask her my questions. I didn't really care for her but she was the only doc my ins. would cover." Continue reading >>

Ovulation And Pcos With Dr. Jerilyn Prior

Ovulation And Pcos With Dr. Jerilyn Prior

Ovulation and PCOS with Dr. Jerilyn Prior Insights about ovulation, fertility, PCOS and more. An Interview with Jerilynn C. Prior, M.D. FRCPC Dr. Jerilynn Prior is a professor of endocrinology at the University of British Columbia. Her major interests lie in womens health and both doing and interpreting well designed, holistic studies. She is a pioneer in research involving women's menstrual cycles, ovulation, progesterone and bone loss. JLML: It was from your groundbreaking research that I first learned that even young women often have menstrual cycles in which they menstruate but don't ovulate. As a result they don't make progesterone, and the stage is set in that cycle for estrogen dominance. What is the primary cause of anovulatory or non-ovulating cycles? JCPrior: Ovulation disturbance, rather than being peculiar to a few women, is common in all of us at least intermittently. It is the body's dynamic way of responding to the stresses that we encounter in our lives. I'll use myself as an example. I went on a very strenuous backpacking trip. There were personal clashes on the trip, and we didn't bring enough fuel to boil water so we didnt have enough food, and I lost weight. Due to this combination of strenuous exercise, personal conflict and weight loss, I had a short luteal phase, meaning I didn't make progesterone for 10 or more days. I knew that because I was taking my temperature (in my mouth, with a light digital thermometer) every morning before I got up. JLML: How do you track your luteal phase with a basal temperature chart? JCPrior: If you record your oral temperature every morning for an entire month using a digital thermometer, record the temperature in the evening before you go to bed, and record any illness or early or late rising, you can quantitative Continue reading >>

For Pcos, 13 Side Effects Of Metformin You Should Know About

For Pcos, 13 Side Effects Of Metformin You Should Know About

Did you know that 10%- 25% of women who take Glucophage just don't feel well? They experience a general malaise, fatigue and occasional achiness that lasts for varying lengths of time. Malaise a warning signal for your doctor to closely monitor your body systems, including liver, kidneys, and GI tract. About one third of women on metformin experience gastrointestinal disturbances, including nausea, occasional vomiting and loose, more frequent bowel movements, or diarrhea. This problem occurs more often after meals rich in fats or sugars, so eating a healthier diet will help. The symptoms lessen over time, so if you can tolerate the GI upset for a few weeks, it may go away. Some women have found it helps to start with a very low dose and gradually increase it. Most people think that aside from possible gastrointestinal upset, there are no side effects from taking metformin, and thus you can take it for a very long time. This is not true! The sneakiest side effect of all is a vitamin B12 insufficiency. A substance formed in the stomach called "intrinsic factor" combines with B12 so that it can be transferred into the blood. Metformin interferes with the ability of your cells to absorb this intrinsic factor-vitamin B12 complex.(12) Over the long term, vitamin B12 insufficiency is a significant health risk. B12 is essential to the proper growth and function of every cell in your body. It's required for synthesis of DNA and for many crucial biochemical functions. There is also a link between B12 insufficiency and cardiovascular disease. According to some research, 10%-30% of patients show evidence of reduced vitamin B12 absorption. The Hospital de Clnicas de Porto Alegre in Brazil has shown that one of every three diabetics who takes metformin for at least a year have evide Continue reading >>

Metformin And Hurting Boobs?

Metformin And Hurting Boobs?

If this is your first visit, be sure tocheck out the FAQ by clicking thelink above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages,select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. I've been on metformin for about 4 months now. I have never ever had painful boobs before in my life, and today they started hurting, very tender to the touch. You all know what I'm hoping, right? Anyways, about 1.5 to 2 weeks ago, I was extremely attracted to my fiance, more so than usual. He's always attractive to me, but you know what I mean. Anyways, tell me something, anything. Might I be pregnant, or am I getting ahead of myself? Well I've been on met for about 2 months. My boobs hurt for 2 weeks straight with AF nowhere in sight so I took a test. It came out neg and I came on my period 2 days later. I hope you are pregnant and this is it for you. But its possible it could be the met. Current Meds: Metformin (2000mg), Synthroid(50mcg) Current Supplements: Femaprin, Prenatal, Magnesium, Insoitol, Multi-vitamin, Royal Jelly Cheri's reading is saying AUGUST/GIRL (We shall see) Current Weight: 228 S/T: 200 L/T: 170 58 lbs to go!!! I know what you are going through with the test thing too. Everytime I take a test, it comes out negative, and then a day or so later, AF comes. BUT, this time, the tests did come out negative, (Last week), and I didn't get my period, and then my boobs started hurting. I have been on Met for 4 months, and they only started hurting now. sigh, either way, even if I'm not pregnant, it must be working somehow, because I got my libido back. haha. You at least need some sort of libido to want to be with your man, in order to have a chance of getting pregnant anyways. lol. So, at least th Continue reading >>

"sore Breasts": Ttc With Pcos - Support Group

These message boards are closed to posting. Please head onover to our new WebMD Message Boards to check out and participate in the greatconversations taking place: Your new WebMD Message Boards are now open! 1. Head over to this page: 2. Choose the tag from the drop-down menu that clicks most withyou (and add it to any posts you create so others can easily find and sortthrough posts) I was wondering, does PCOS causes sore breasts in women? For the last month or so, my breasts have been very sore. Should I go to the doctor? Could I be pregnant? Your reply violates WebMD's rules. The issue ishighlighted in red. Please correct the issue, then click Submit. Post my content anonymously (without my username) Put this on my watchlist and alert me by email to new posts I don't experience any breast pain that I don't consider normal. When my breasts are sore it usually is right around the time my period is due. I did have sore breasts during my pregnancy so it could be very possible. I would take a home pregnancy test to be sure. Good luck! Prayforamiracle-Me(35)PCOS Dh(42)MFI TTC since 11/06. Only pregnancy ended in loss in July 2007. On 1500mg of Metformin. Currently on C21. ajey7 replied to prayforamiracle 's response: I don't think it's my period. It has been past over due. Do women produce milk even when they are not pregnant? Also, I had just had an ultrasound so I can't be pregnant. Unless the doctor cannot see the baby right away early in pregnancy. What do you think? prayforamiracle replied to ajey7 's response: I think some women do notice some leakage from their breasts during pregnancy, but I think it tends to happen in the last trimester. Depending upon what type of ultrasound and if you were in the very early stages, it could be possible to be missed. If you had a Continue reading >>

My Boobs Have Have Really Sore For Over 2 Weeks...

My Boobs Have Have Really Sore For Over 2 Weeks...

My boobs have have really sore for over 2 weeks... We are TTC, taking metformin and clomid and I have PCOS. This is my first try with clomid. I have very irregular periods so I don't even know when to test honestly. My last period was August 20-25, that's when I started the clomid and then assuming I acctuallyovulated, it would have been the first week of September. Now since about September 12th, my boobs and nipples have been really sore. Some days they are worse than others but still hurting. I feel like I have experienced a couple other things that are considered pregnancy symptoms. However, sometimes I feel like I'm making it up in my head almost because I know we want it so badly! If anyone has any light to shed, please please do! Mine have been like this the last 2 months from O until AF comes :( they haven't hurt like this since I was pregnant but I guess it turned into an annoying 2 week long AF symptom for me :( good luck! You and I are pretty much even on that I can't even shower without my nipples hurting and I'm late I just wrote a post about it also Unfortunately, progesterone can cause those symptoms. Have you had O confirmed by temping, ultrasound or blood tests? If you did O the first week of Sept, you could take an HPT. Your OB would be able to answer this best since they know your specifics better than we do. Your entire post sounds like its talking about me! First day of last period aug 23. Sept 3 doc said he believed i just ovulated bc of really bad cramping i had and pink spotting when i wiped that morning- which was day 12 correlates with ovulation. Never really got rid of EWCM just varying levels of it even now. And my boobs have been swollen heavy and nipples sensitive and i could cry so easily about anything lately and like you i was told i ha Continue reading >>

Metformin (glucophage) Side Effects & Complications

Metformin (glucophage) Side Effects & Complications

The fascinating compound called metformin was discovered nearly a century ago. Scientists realized that it could lower blood sugar in an animal model (rabbits) as early as 1929, but it wasn’t until the late 1950s that a French researcher came up with the name Glucophage (roughly translated as glucose eater). The FDA gave metformin (Glucophage) the green light for the treatment of type 2 diabetes in 1994, 36 years after it had been approved for this use in Britain. Uses of Generic Metformin: Glucophage lost its patent protection in the U.S. in 2002 and now most prescriptions are filled with generic metformin. This drug is recognized as a first line treatment to control blood sugar by improving the cells’ response to insulin and reducing the amount of sugar that the liver makes. Unlike some other oral diabetes drugs, it doesn’t lead to weight gain and may even help people get their weight under control. Starting early in 2000, sales of metformin (Glucophage) were challenged by a new class of diabetes drugs. First Avandia and then Actos challenged metformin for leadership in diabetes treatment. Avandia later lost its luster because it was linked to heart attacks and strokes. Sales of this drug are now miniscule because of tight FDA regulations. Actos is coming under increasing scrutiny as well. The drug has been banned in France and Germany because of a link to bladder cancer. The FDA has also required Actos to carry its strictest black box warning about an increased risk of congestive heart failure brought on by the drug. Newer diabetes drugs like liraglutide (Victoza), saxagliptin (Onglyza) and sitagliptin (Januvia) have become very successful. But metformin remains a mainstay of diabetes treatment. It is prescribed on its own or sometimes combined with the newer d Continue reading >>

Pcos/metformin/pregnant? - Fertilityfactor.com

Pcos/metformin/pregnant? - Fertilityfactor.com

Hi there! I'll give you guys background.. I am 28 years old and ttc for 1 year. Three weeks ago, I was dx with PCOS (after years of awful periods) and the reason why I haven't conceived yet. I was obviously upset at the fact that no one noticed before.. Anyways, they put me on Metformin (started off on 1000 mgs and now on 1500 mgs) and have been using OPK's because I have no idea when I'll be getting my period. I noticed two lines on the OPK's three days in a row that were hard to tell whether there was a difference in colour or not. So, yet again, I'm not sure that I even ovulated. But, now I'm getting sore breasts and nipples, my lower back is sore like I lifted something heavy, I feel nauseated in spurts throughout the day, and I feel like I could sleep all the time. I never feel rested when I get up. Just before and during my period I get most of these things but never the nausea or the sore nipples. Anyone ever experience these symptoms before? I haven't had a period on my own without medication since October of 2004.. Does anyone think that I might be pregnant? Or, maybe it's my period? Or is it the Met? I'm so confused, that I don't know what to think. Anyone else gone through something similar? Lots of baby dust to all of you! Chicks, It sound to me that you might be pregnant. How long ago was the Positive OPT? I have pcos too and I am on metformit 1500 mg too and I found out in March 4th of this year that I had it and they put me on metformin and I have skipped my period,all of May and all of June and I don't know if I am pregnant of not so can any one help me? Hi Merlee! Thanks for the response.. The dark OPK was only last week, so maybe I ovulated late? Or maybe I didn't ovulate at all.. It was hard to tell the difference between the two lines.. The test lin Continue reading >>

Painful Breasts, Not Ovulating Have Polystic Ovaries Sydrome

Painful Breasts, Not Ovulating Have Polystic Ovaries Sydrome

Painful breasts, not ovulating have polystic ovaries sydrome :-( Hi i am experiencing extremely tender and painful breasts, we are trying to fall pregnant but i have polystic ovaries sydrome. if i am not ovulating and haven't been for 3 months, has clear watery discharge and sore breast and fatigue am i still able to fall pregnant or do i need to be ovulating to fall pregnant. why do i have pregnancy systoms You have to ovulate to get pregnant because ovulation means that the egg is being released from your ovaries. Without an egg, you can't get pregnant because it is the egg (that is being released during ovulation) what turns into a fetus once fertilized by a single spermatozoa. Have you tested to see if you are pregnant? Pregnancy symptoms occur due to hormonal changes so any hormonal changes (including those related to PCOS) you experience in your body could be causing symptoms similar to pregnancy symptoms. I kow there is so much said out there about PCOS and not being able to get pregnant. I have had unprotected sex with 2 people I dated for a total of 5 years and did not fall pregnant. I got a new partner and was with him 3 months and fell pregnant (so not fair!) Also after I had my baby, my periods started a normal 28 day cycle when they had never done so before! I think why I got pregnant is because I lost a lot of weight beforehand, hence I stopped smoking and drinking alcohol for about 2 months (very hard!!) but so appropriate as I couldn't do these things once I found out I was pregnant anyway. I never paid much attention, but I think your best bet is to try those ovulation predictor things to find out when and if you're ovulating and once you are, go for it! Because with PCOS we don't ovulate as often as everyone else. I'm trying to get pregnant again now Continue reading >>

Metformin Side Effects For Pcos

Metformin Side Effects For Pcos

Metformin side effects for PCOS need to be understood as potential side effects of metformin may impact a woman’s chances of getting pregnant. What kind of metformin side effects can I expect to see if I have PCOS? When sufferers of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome endeavor to rebel against the disease that has greatly compromised their reproductive potential, many turn to metformin for PCOS. While Metformin was originally conceived to help diabetes patients better manage their blood sugar levels, the properties that help these people also do a number on the destructive capabilities of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (a). Metformin decreases the destructive effects that androgen and insulin has on the ovaries of PCOS patients by reducing the production of the former and increasing the body’s sensitivity to the latter (1). It accomplishes this by reducing the production of glucose in the liver via gluconeogenesis, thereby reducing the aggressive insulin response in the bodies of PCOS patients that then gives rise to androgen production (b). With any compound that has been shown to work well against any given medical condition, it is always important to keep in mind the potential side effects, which are factors that are often swept by the wayside when folks clamor over the latest wonder drug. Similarly, those using metformin for PCOS need to be armed with the knowledge of the symptoms that mark the potential side effects that they might experience, which ones are relatively harmless, and most important of all, the ones that denote a life-threatening reaction that requires immediate medical attention. While incidents of this magnitude are typically rare, it is vital that you are aware nonetheless, as it is better to switch to a PCOS treatment that is more suitable for you than Continue reading >>

Clomid Or Ovulation = Nipple Pain? Or Both? - Babyandbump

Clomid Or Ovulation = Nipple Pain? Or Both? - Babyandbump

clomid or ovulation = nipple pain?? or both?? I took my last dose of Clomid on March 1st. I was suppose to ovulate around the 8th. I think I did ovulate since I had some ovulation pains in my right lower abdomen. I have also been having a VERY sensitive right nipple. I dont even want to wear a bra because it hursts. I dont know what to think of it. Is it because of the Clomid? I dont think it was because of the ovulation, cause it would been gone by now right?!? I dont think its a pregnancy sign since its too soon. Any of you ladies have experience this? Any comments would help ease my worry. Thanks! Can't really help to ease the worry, but I to finished my round (2) of Clomid on the 1st, and ovulated on the 8th. I had severe abdomen pains for 4 days. I wouldn't think it would be the Clomid causing the breast pain, as it should be out of your system, and you shouldn't be having anymore O symptoms either, and if you did infact O on the 8th, it would be to early to have any pregnancy symptoms... Sorry, I can't really be any help, hopefully some others ladies will reply and help you out! Good Luck to you! After seeing your signature, we seem to have a lot in common, including our schedule this month! When is your test date? The only other meds that I am taking are metformin and Prenatal vitamins, but I have been taking those for a while now. So I dont think thats it. Well I am not really sure when I am suppose to test. I am very lost about all this. I am suppose to go have a lab test to see if I O'd on the 18th. But I am thinking that if I O'd on the 8th, my test date would be the 22nd. Im sorry, I sound very ignorant, all this process is confusing to me The only other meds that I am taking are metformin and Prenatal vitamins, but I have been taking those for a while now. Continue reading >>

Will You Have Breast Tenderness With Metformin - From Fda Reports - Ehealthme

Will You Have Breast Tenderness With Metformin - From Fda Reports - Ehealthme

A study for a 33 year old man who takes Ery-tab NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered. WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health. DISCLAIMER: All material available on eHealthMe.com is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk. You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088). If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date. Continue reading >>

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