Question about Long Acting Metformin

By griz104 Latest Reply 2015-01-23 22:52:29 -0600
Started 2015-01-22 12:35:50 -0600

Was wondering if anyone else has been changed over to the Long Acting Metformin?? I was taking 1000mg twice a day of the regular and just got switched over to 500mg 2x a day to the long acting..If so how does it work and so on..I had thought the long acting was to be taken once a day instead of twice..If any one can offer insight it would be appreciated…

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GabbyPA 2015-01-23 22:52:29 -0600 Report

I find I get better results with slow release metformin. I just started it a few months ago and I like it better.

griz104 2015-01-22 18:53:38 -0600 Report

Thanks for replying.. I am not new to Diabetes and have taken Metformin for a number of years..I only recently started having problems taking it..Like a Restroom had better be really close..So with any new Med i try and find out all i can about it…I just thought it odd as i was taking 1000m mg 2x a day and now am getting dropped down to 500 2x a day…

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-01-22 17:57:40 -0600 Report

My doctor had me taking 1,000 milligrams of extended release Metformin at dinner…when I saw my endo for the first time last week…he told me to start taking 500mg in the morning and 500 at night…he told me it worked better that way…I was slightly relieved that he told me to do this..when he first brought up my meds I thought he was going to take me off of them…although THAT is the goal…I don't think I am ready for that yet…but believe you me when I am I will tell him…

Kerry 2015-01-22 15:59:32 -0600 Report

Griz: My doctor gave me a choice on the 500mg Extended Release and I found that taken twice a day instead all at once, my blood sugar stays within a stable and acceptable range. I suggest you discuss thoroughly with your doctor and/or physician assistant, which ever is most knowledgeable about diabetes. In my community they are not easy to find, as the good ones are so busy they haven't taken new patients until there is an opening in their patient load.

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