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Metformin Hcl Er And Weight Loss

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Why Metformin (glucophage) Causes Weight Loss And Reduced Appetite Despite Stimulating Ampk?

In regard to weight loss, Metformin provides two primary benefits. First, it significantly improves glycemic control. This stabilizes your blood sugar, and makes you less likely to experience the up-and-down rollercoaster experience that often comes along with dieting. The second benefit of Metformin (partially a result of the first benefit) is suppressed appetite. Users typically note a measurable improvement from their usual cravings for food. By simply not desiring as much food, and still feeling normal despite eating less (due to the improved glycemic control), the result can be profound weight loss. That’s the good news, but you can’t just take the pill and expect everything to change on its own. Weight loss just doesn’t work that way. Metformin won’t work for you – rather, it will work with you. Continue reading >>

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  1. She ra

    Metformin hcl vs metformin er

    Okay, I know the difference, one is the extended release. What I want to know from those taking both drugs is how they work best for you. I quit taking my met because it was doing nothing, but, I just noticed that it is the HCL and not the ER and I am pretty sure you are supposed to take HCL with meals and ER as directed like in the morning and at night. My doc dosed me like I was taking ER, so, if that is the case is it possible that it would not work as well? I have been experimenting, I have been taking that drug, 500mg before meals with my insulin and I am crashing almost every time. Is it just dumb luck for a few days or is it possible that I was taking that met wrong all along?

  2. jwags

    I take Metformin HCL. I take 2550 mg , 3 times a day. I don't take it at meals. I think the only reason they tell you that is to avoid some of the stomach problems. Metformin accumulates in your system so I'm not sure if the timing makes a lot difference. Since I take such a large dose I have experimenting with timing. I take it when I first wake up, around 11 am in the morning and last thing at night before bed. I asked my doc about switching to the ER but the max is only 2000 which he felt wouldn't help me much. When I first started with 500 mg it did nothing for me. I raised it to 1000, then 1700 and now 2550.

  3. She ra

    Interesting about your doc's comments about the ER. So 3 times a day for you works good. Okay. Thanks for the info. I am going to continue experimenting with it. I have a ton of it right now. So far only 2000mg a day is what I am alloted. I am hoping I can take it differently than my doc prescribed and cut back a bit on the insulin.
    Thanks for your response Jeanne.

    Originally Posted by jeanne wagner
    I take Metformin HCL. I take 2550 mg , 3 times a day. I don't take it at meals. I think the only reason they tell you that is to avoid some of the stomach problems. Metformin accumulates in your system so I'm not sure if the timing makes a lot difference. Since I take such a large dose I have experimenting with timing. I take it when I first wake up, around 11 am in the morning and last thing at night before bed. I asked my doc about switching to the ER but the max is only 2000 which he felt wouldn't help me much. When I first started with 500 mg it did nothing for me. I raised it to 1000, then 1700 and now 2550.

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