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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.

About Metformin

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. Metformin lowers your blood sugar levels by improving the way your body handles insulin. It's usually prescribed for diabetes when diet and exercise alone have not been enough to control your blood sugar levels. For women with PCOS, metformin stimulates ovulation even if they don't have diabetes. It does this by lowering insulin and blood sugar levels. Metformin is available on prescription as tablets and as a liquid that you drink. 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 g Continue reading >>

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  1. lillypad5

    I am new to this forum so please pardon my mistakes. I am a type 2 diabetic. I am on Metformin 500 mg 2x a day now down from 1000 2x a day. I have only one functioning kidney. I also take 60 units of Lantus 2x a day and also Humolog at mealtimes 16 at breakfast, 10 at lunch and 24 at dinner. Besides my hypothyroid which I was just diagnosed with and now am taking synthroid for. Also my high cholesterol that I take Tricor for. I also take topamax for migraines and paxil for depression and lisinopril for blood pressure. Does anyone know of or where I can find information about the effect metformin might have on kidneys? Since I have only the one I sure don't want anything to happen to it. My family dr ran tests and said that it was stressed by the metformin so got that reduced and would like to get off of it altogether. I would appreciate any info I could get.

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    lillypad5 said:

    I am new to this forum so please pardon my mistakes. I am a type 2 diabetic. I am on Metformin 500 mg 2x a day now down from 1000 2x a day. I have only one functioning kidney. I also take 60 units of Lantus 2x a day and also Humolog at mealtimes 16 at breakfast, 10 at lunch and 24 at dinner. Besides my hypothyroid which I was just diagnosed with and now am taking synthroid for. Also my high cholesterol that I take Tricor for. I also take topamax for migraines and paxil for depression and lisinopril for blood pressure. Does anyone know of or where I can find information about the effect metformin might have on kidneys? Since I have only the one I sure don't want anything to happen to it. My family dr ran tests and said that it was stressed by the metformin so got that reduced and would like to get off of it altogether. I would appreciate any info I could get.
    From wikipedia:
    Contraindications
    Metformin is contraindicated in any condition that may increase the risk of lactic acidosis, including heart failure, kidney disorders (creatinine levels over 150 μmol/l,[21] although this is an arbitrary limit), lung disease and liver disease. It is recommended that metformin be temporarily discontinued before any radiographic procedure involving iodinated contrast (such as a CT scan or angiogram) as contrast may temporarily impair kidney function and indirectly lead to lactic acidosis.
    -Lloyd

  3. lillypad5

    Thanks for replying to my post. I still don't know about my kidney and metformin. When my Dr checked my kidney function the microalbumin screen said that it was out of range at 114.5. I really don't know what that means either.
    Do you have any idea?

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Glipizide And Metformin

Glipizide-Metformin 2.5 mg-250 mg-MYL round, white, imprinted with G31, M What is the most important information I should know about glipizide and metformin? Do not use glipizide and metformin if you have congestive heart failure or kidney disease, or if you are in a state of diabetic ketoacidosis (call your doctor for treatment with insulin). If you need to have any type of x-ray or CT scan using a dye that is injected into your veins, you will need to temporarily stop taking glipizide and metformin. Take care not to let your blood sugar get too low. Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) can occur if you skip a meal, exercise too long, drink alcohol, or are under stress. Symptoms include headache, hunger, weakness, sweating, tremor, irritability, or trouble concentrating. Carry hard candy or glucose tablets with you in case you have low blood sugar. Other sugar sources include orange juice and milk. Be sure your family and close friends know how to help you in an emergency. Some people develop lactic acidosis while taking metformin. Early symptoms may get worse over time and this condition can be fatal. Get emergency medical help if you have even mild symptoms such as: muscle pain or wea Continue reading >>

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  1. lillypad5

    I am new to this forum so please pardon my mistakes. I am a type 2 diabetic. I am on Metformin 500 mg 2x a day now down from 1000 2x a day. I have only one functioning kidney. I also take 60 units of Lantus 2x a day and also Humolog at mealtimes 16 at breakfast, 10 at lunch and 24 at dinner. Besides my hypothyroid which I was just diagnosed with and now am taking synthroid for. Also my high cholesterol that I take Tricor for. I also take topamax for migraines and paxil for depression and lisinopril for blood pressure. Does anyone know of or where I can find information about the effect metformin might have on kidneys? Since I have only the one I sure don't want anything to happen to it. My family dr ran tests and said that it was stressed by the metformin so got that reduced and would like to get off of it altogether. I would appreciate any info I could get.

  2. Lloyd

    lillypad5 said:

    I am new to this forum so please pardon my mistakes. I am a type 2 diabetic. I am on Metformin 500 mg 2x a day now down from 1000 2x a day. I have only one functioning kidney. I also take 60 units of Lantus 2x a day and also Humolog at mealtimes 16 at breakfast, 10 at lunch and 24 at dinner. Besides my hypothyroid which I was just diagnosed with and now am taking synthroid for. Also my high cholesterol that I take Tricor for. I also take topamax for migraines and paxil for depression and lisinopril for blood pressure. Does anyone know of or where I can find information about the effect metformin might have on kidneys? Since I have only the one I sure don't want anything to happen to it. My family dr ran tests and said that it was stressed by the metformin so got that reduced and would like to get off of it altogether. I would appreciate any info I could get.
    From wikipedia:
    Contraindications
    Metformin is contraindicated in any condition that may increase the risk of lactic acidosis, including heart failure, kidney disorders (creatinine levels over 150 μmol/l,[21] although this is an arbitrary limit), lung disease and liver disease. It is recommended that metformin be temporarily discontinued before any radiographic procedure involving iodinated contrast (such as a CT scan or angiogram) as contrast may temporarily impair kidney function and indirectly lead to lactic acidosis.
    -Lloyd

  3. lillypad5

    Thanks for replying to my post. I still don't know about my kidney and metformin. When my Dr checked my kidney function the microalbumin screen said that it was out of range at 114.5. I really don't know what that means either.
    Do you have any idea?

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If you have diabetes or kidney disease, its important to be careful about the medicines you take. This video describes how the kidneys work and how certain medicines affect the kidneys. Read the following resource to learn more about keeping your kidneys safe: https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-info... This video was developed by the National Kidney Disease Education Program Pharmacy Working Group. For more information, visit https://www.niddk.nih.gov/ --- Transcript: If you have diabetes or kidney disease, its important to be careful about the medicines you take. Some medicines may harm your kidneys, especially if you take them when you are sick with the flu or diarrhea. To understand why, it helps to know how the kidneys work. You have two kidneys. Your kidneys act as filters. They remove waste and extra water from your body to make urine. The kidney is not one big filter; each kidney is made up of about 1 million tiny filters. Blood flows into each filter through a small blood vessel and out through a small blood vessel. These blood vessels can expand and narrow to change the amount of pressure inside the filter. The amount of pressure in the filter changes how much blood is filtered. It is important that the pressure be kept in a healthy range. If the blood vessel carrying blood INTO the filter narrows, blood cannot flow into the filter as quickly. This lowers the pressure inside the filter. Too little pressure means that your kidneys wont filter enough blood. However, if the blood vessel carrying blood OUT of the filter narrows, blood cannot flow out as quickly. This raises the pressure inside the filter. Many people with high blood pressure, diabetes, or kidney disease take special kinds of blood pressure medicines, such as lisinopril and losartan and other medicines that end in pril or sartan. In addition to lowering blood pressure in your whole body, these medicines affect pressure in your kidneys and in their filters, by opening the blood vessels carrying blood out of the filters. If you have certain kinds of kidney disease, lowering pressure in the filters can protect your kidneys. But, if you get sick from something like the flu or diarrhea, the blood pressure in your body may already be low, which makes the pressure in your kidneys low. If you keep taking your blood pressure medicine, the pressure in your filters can get so low that your kidneys wont filter normally. Certain pain medicines can also harm your kidneys, especially if you are taking blood pressure medicines. These medicinescalled NSAIDshave many names, including ibuprofen, naproxen, and others If you get sick, NSAIDs may cause the blood vessels carrying blood into the filters of your kidney to narrow, lowering the pressure in the filters. This causes the kidney to filter less blood. If you get sick and are taking blood pressure medicines, taking NSAIDs may cause the pressure in your kidneys to drop so much that filtering nearly stops. If you are taking blood pressure medicines or NSAIDS, especially if you have diabetes or kidney disease you should talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist about how to prevent possible complications. For more information visit www.niddk.nih.gov or call 1-800-860-8747.

Metformin And Kidneys

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  1. BaliRob

    This post is intended for those members suffering with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and is not a reflection on the use of Metformin/Glucophage in any other circumstances.
    I have just had my CKD confirmed as Stage 3 eGFR (estimated glomerula filtration rate) from a maximum Stage 5 (dialysis).
    There is much global argument on the use of Metformin ONCE CKD HAS BEEN CONFIRMED and my specialist has asked me, knowing the very large membership of this forum, to enquire of those of you that, until you were diagnosed with CKD, whether you were using Metformin and, if by Stage 3, great caution was being exercised by your doctors with possible 50% reduction in mg daily or even being taken off Metformin completely.
    I will repeat that nobody is suggesting that Metformin causes CKD just that it may be of less use in cases such as mine or even detrimental.
    I have supplied two titles for you to Google (or, subject to the moderators can email both as attachments to those of you that are allowed to contact me by private email):-
    1) ADA (American Diabetes Association) "Use of Metformin in the Setting of Mild-to-Moderate Renal Insufficiency". Lipska, Bailey & Inzucchi.
    2) "Diabetes Management Issues for Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease". Kerri L. Cavanaugh MD.
    Your help and co-operation would be greatly apprecialed.
    Thankyou - BaliRob

  2. WhitbyJet

    I was diagnosed with stage 3 CKD and my dose of Metformin was halved. However I very quickly developed lactic acidosis and nearly died..
    Metformin was stopped immediately.
    My kidney function has gone back up to stage 2 but I think that's the best I can hope for.
    All the best to you

  3. BaliRob

    Thankyou WhitbyJet - this is the first time I have felt a pang of fear since being diagnosed - what replaced Metformin can I ask please?

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