what do I do?

pjsnanny
By pjsnanny Latest Reply 2014-10-27 07:13:36 -0500
Started 2009-05-01 20:35:09 -0500

I take Metformin 500 er and I can't remember if I took my morning dose .I took it this evening. What will happen to me?


13 replies

andy1979
andy1979 2014-10-27 07:13:36 -0500 Report

if concerned seek medical advice, however as i am on same drug twice a day i've given myself set times to take i.e 1st dose 7am-9am second 5pm-7am or to remember with a good meal

Edie
Edie 2009-06-09 12:01:29 -0500 Report

Post on Frigerater your Med Schudle and then check it off as you take them. That is the easiest way I found to be on top of my meds. I have some that are once a day and some that are two or more per day. Good Luck on keeping on track.

rbergman
rbergman 2009-05-02 10:20:04 -0500 Report

Metformin will not cause a low BGL. I too had this concern when my daughter was first put on it and they were increasing her dosages by 500mg per week to get her to the 2000mg a day they wanted her on. When she was at 1500mg per day she had very good readings and I was concerned that going ahead and increasing it to the 2000mg a day would cause her to go low. I talked to her Ped Endo about it and was assured that Metformin does not cause blood glucose levels to go too low, it is not like taking too much insulin and having a low reading because of it. So, even if you did take an extra pill it was not harmful necessarily and wouldn't cause a low reading.
My daughter unfortunately has to take several medications throughout the day and I found it best to get one of those pillboxes that not only separates pills by the day but by the dosage times of the day…morning, noon, night, bedtime. It helps us to keep track of whether she missed a dosage somewhere during the day by simply looking at the pillbox to see if the slot is empty or the pills are still in there. It works out so much better than just having the prescription bottle of pills sitting there and wondering, as you did, whether you remembered to take something or not.

~Robin

Gabby
GabbyPA 2009-06-12 12:44:59 -0500 Report

This is what I do, too. I have a morning set, and evening set and then I have one bottle that I keep where I can see it because I take it at odd times in the day. I keep them in easy to see places so I know how I am doing and There is one that I take after I feed the dogs...and you know they never let me forget that. LOL

I have a Sunday morning ritual, filling the boxes. I feel like a pharmacy, but it works. That also keeps me up on when I need to get my refills. If I get less than a week left in the bottles, I know I have some shopping to do.

pjsnanny
pjsnanny 2009-05-01 22:21:39 -0500 Report

Thanks everyone!! I appreciate all the feedback!!

dyanne
dyanne 2009-05-02 01:59:47 -0500 Report

Welcome to the site and glad you are finding it helpful .
I cant give you any better advise then you have already gotten. You will be fine.. maybe your sugar maybe up a little but at least you will know why !!!! Good Luck and have a great weekend !!
dyanne

beedy
beedy 2009-05-01 21:59:59 -0500 Report

Nothing bad will happen. Turn it into an oppurtunity by checking your glucose more often, to see how well you are managing. I have a daily pill case, it's the only way to be sure. you can get one at the pharmacy

WBSMORGAN
WBSMORGAN 2009-05-01 21:55:52 -0500 Report

MY DAD WAS ALWAYS FORGETTING HIS SO WE SET UP AN ALARM ON HIS CELL PHONE TO TAKE HIS DAILY DOSE. HE REMEMBERS NOW BUT IT HELPED HIM THEN.

JUST FIND A WAY THAT YOU CAN REMEMBER THAT HELPS YOU.

cyncyn
cyncyn 2009-05-01 21:33:45 -0500 Report

Jocelyn's idea with the notebook is great! I take one with me every time! So many questions you want to ask and then forget. This way, you have it right there with you. I carry one of those little pocket size ones.
as Jocelyn said, DO NOT DOUBLE up on dose, just take the next dose on time. maybe, try using an pill organizer. This works for me(if the lid is popped open, i know I took that dose, if not, I know I need to take med.) With the havoc of every day living, one can forget!

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