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1 year ago
Is metformin contraindicated in heart failure?
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1 year ago
It was thought that metformin is harmful in patients with heart failure. However, new research shows that this may not be true. Metformin, besides controlling blood sugar, may actually have direct positive effects on the heart. However, conclusive evidence is not present for either side.
The information given above is for Heart Failure which is the active ingredient of Heart Failure.
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1 year ago
Is it safe to consume alcohol while I am taking Metformin?
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1 year ago
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Metformin. Taking metformin with alcohol can cause lactic acidosis and you may experience malaise, respiratory distress, slow or irregular heartbeat, sleepiness, stomach upset, or other unusual symptoms.
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1 year ago
Is Metformin helpful in patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)?
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1 year ago
Metformin is commonly used off-label for the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). It regulates ovulation and androgen levels in the body which improves menstrual cycles and pregnancy rates and outcomes in these patients. It also improves the insulin sensitivity and prevents the development of gestational diabetes and type 2 diabetes mellitus commonly seen in these patients.
The information given above is for Metformin which is the active ingredient of Metformin.
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1 year ago
Is Metformin a birth control pill?
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1 year ago
No, Metformin is not a birth control pill. It is an antidiabetic drug used to control high blood sugar levels in newly-diagnosed type 2 diabetes patients, along with modification in diet and exercise.
The information given above is for Metformin which is the active ingredient of Metformin.
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1 year ago
What is lactic acidosis and how is it related to Metformin use?
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1 year ago
Lactic acidosis is a rare, but serious complication associated with the use of Metformin. Patient has high blood lactic acid levels and may present with tiredness, weakness, stomach pain, loose stools, severe muscle pain, muscle cramps and difficulty in breathing. It is especially seen in old age patients, those with kidney, liver or heart disease, or who take large amounts of alcohol. If you have these symptoms, stop taking Metformin and consult your doctor.
The information given above is for Metformin which is the active ingredient of Metformin.
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1 year ago
Can I take Metformin before or after a chest x-ray? Does its use lead to chest x-ray abnormality?
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1 year ago
Metformin should be temporarily discontinued before chest or any X-ray that requires injection of a contrast medium or dye. These dyes can decrease kidney function and Metformin along with these dyes can cause a serious side effect like lactic acidosis. So you may need to stop taking Metformin. However, do not stop taking any medicine without talking to your doctor.
The information given above is for Metformin which is the active ingredient of Metformin.
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1 year ago
Is Metformin useful in the treatment of fragile X syndrome?
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1 year ago
Metformin has shown promising results in some animal research studies in the treatment of fragile X syndrome. It may help in improving mental and behavioral disorders (autism) and control obesity and risk of developing diabetes in these patients. But these results are very preliminary and it is still not approved for the treatment of fragile X syndrome.
The information given above is for Metformin which is the active ingredient of Metformin.
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3 years ago
1 am a diabetic last two years at that time my blood sugar level fasting was 380 and hba1c was 12 doctor prescribe metformin 1000 glicalizid 1g then after 3 months my sugar level comes down to 95 fasting hba1c 5.4 after that doctors deduced the dose metformin 500mg now I am taking 250mg and my sugar level is ok for last 11/2 year and hba1c level also normal Sir should I stop metformin 250 are not.thank you Sir.
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Dr. Ashwin Porwal
Diabetes Specialist
3 years ago
you should continue with metformin
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1 year ago
Is the use of Metformin safe in lactation?
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1 year ago
Metformin is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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1 year ago
Is it safe to use Metformin in patients with liver disease?
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1 year ago
Metformin should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Metformin may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Metformin is generally started with low dose in patients with mild to moderate liver disease and its use is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
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1 year ago
What can be the common side effects of using Metformin?
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1 year ago
The common side effects seen with use of Metformin are: Nausea, Vomiting, Altered taste, Diarrhoea, Abdominal pain, Loss of appetite
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1 year ago
How does Metformin help in weight loss?
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1 year ago
Metformin helps in weight loss by decreasing hunger (appetite) and hence food intake. It makes the insulin already available in your body to work more effectively. This leads to decrease glucose production, increase glucose use and decreased fat deposits which further helps to lower body weight. However, it is not yet approved for weight loss, this is an off-label use.
The information given above is for Metformin which is the active ingredient of Metformin.
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