Metformin 500 mg

By Dundee Latest Reply 2009-09-19 20:25:03 -0500
Started 2009-02-25 19:46:24 -0600

Is this the lowest dose of metformin. I take 500 mg in the morning only. Just thinking mabey if I might not need it. My A1C was 9.6 when dignosed and I changed my diet and lowered it to 5.6 in 3 months. It has stayed under 5.9 for the next 9 months?

10 replies

kdroberts 2009-09-19 20:25:03 -0500 Report

This is old but I'll throw my opinion in. The lowest dose pill you can get is 500mg but the lowest generally therapeutic dose (the dose that in generally gives measurable results in patients studied) is 1500mg.

June Tademy
June Tademy 2009-09-17 20:41:37 -0500 Report

I was taking glucophage when I was first diagnosed, but it did not agree with me and we had to find something else that would do the maintain the lowBS, but this Actos is not the answer for me, I will keep trying until I get this right. My goal is to never take another pill again (smile)

June Tademy
June Tademy 2009-09-17 20:33:52 -0500 Report

My goodness, this is great, I am a new member and I would like to know exactly what type of a diet could do this wonderful thing, my previous doctor would be sooooo happy if I could stay at 6.0 or even lower. Great for you—Congrats, are you keeping it off

Cynthiad 2009-09-17 17:15:22 -0500 Report

You need to talk to your Dr. about that, I was on 500mg and i keep mine down too, but found out i do good with 1000mg.

tabby9146 2009-03-01 20:35:34 -0600 Report

Good luck with it. I hpe you can come off it. I might also. I was diagnosed in Nov., on 500 mgs once a day also. I lost all the weight, 25 lbs. I am seeing my BS lower in the mornings and lower at night 2 hours after supper. When I told my diabetes educator this in class, she said I might just be able to come off it because sometimes when you are having more lows and have been sticking to the diet and exercise and lost a lot of weight it can happen so I am hoping. I go back on Tuesday and will have my A1C again. My A1C at diagnosis was 5.4 so I know it will be even lower than that this time.

tabby9146 2009-09-19 20:14:00 -0500 Report

My last A1C was still 5.4 and I have been off Metformin since some time in Feb., after having been on it for 3 months. I am so glad!! I realize I may end up back on it someday, but hopefully that will be years away.

SkipT 2009-02-25 21:21:59 -0600 Report

I was able to wean myself off metformin by getting my A1C down to 5.6. The doctor said that I didn't need it anymore. Check with you doctor first, but you may be able to get of the meds for now. I know that diabetes is a progessive disease and someday I may need meds again, but for now I am able to do it through diet and exercise alone. Good Luck.

rbergman 2009-02-25 20:46:04 -0600 Report

I have only seen it in 500mg form, my daughter takes 1500mg a day right now to be uped to 2000mg a day come friday.
I would also suggest speaking to your doctor about your personal diabetes, meaning none of us are exactly the same.

jsd2005 2009-02-25 20:43:03 -0600 Report

good for you! Maybe diet and discipline can control the diabetes for you. Talk with your Dr. Also, continue to keep a log of your sugars for review. Maybe a lower dose of the medicine would be better for you.