Metformin-can anyone give me feedback.. thanks

By SeaBeagle Latest Reply 2014-04-29 18:32:16 -0500
Started 2014-04-20 15:09:10 -0500

Hi… I was wondering if someone could give me some history of how you take your metformin. I am aware I need to take it like the doctor prescribed but then again, all I was told is once in the morning and once at night.. So, when I get up at 5a.. I take it.. Does that mean I take it at bedtime or 5pm?? I was told to take with food which has been fine.. but should I take it at breakfast and then dinner?? or after.. I really don't eat until about 9am.. but go to work at 5:30?? Just want to hear what others are doing to be knowledgeable.. Thanks Mary

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Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-04-22 05:51:41 -0500 Report

I take 4 Metformin a day. I like Glucerna's answer. I am always asking questions of my doctor especially about prescriptions. You can also talk to your pharmacist, they always ask me if I have any questions about my script, especially when it's a new one.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-04-23 20:26:53 -0500 Report

The best thing to do is to use the same pharmacy. That way when you are prescribed something new, the pharmacist can see if it will react with anything else you are taking. I never take medication without questioning the doctor.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-04-20 16:24:52 -0500 Report

The label on my bottle says to take with food. I eat half my meal then take the medication and eat the other half. This works for me even though I no longer have to eat to take it. Usually there is paperwork included with a medication, i read all of it and when my doctor.

Please develop a relationship with your pharmacist. He/she can tell you the best way to take a medication. Also ask you Doctor about any medication that is prescribed to you. No matter what anyone says you are.going to have to find things that work for you. Not everything works everyone. Look up Metformin and if you experience and side effects, call your doctor immediately.

Glucerna 2014-04-20 23:24:26 -0500 Report

Joyce has excellent recommendations. Metformin is typically better tolerated when you take it with food, and each person needs to figure out how to best fit it into your schedule. I know when you're first diagnosed with diabetes there is a lot of information to absorb. Keep asking questions of your doctor and you'll become more confident in managing diabetes. ~Lynn @Glucerna

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