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Question about Metformin?

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I started taking one dosage of Metformin last week. I was suppose to increase to 2 pills last night..but forgot, so I was going to do it tonight. Question is...does anyone know if it is ok to take them at the same time or do I need to take one in the morning and one at night? I am suppose to increas to 3 pills by next week. (I meant to call my doctor today but forgot until it was too late)
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I take metformin er (extended release) 2 x daily 500 mg.
I take one in the morning and one at night.
So I think that you will be ok to do the same.
Be sure and call your doctor tomorrow.
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I take 2x500mg twice a day morning and evening. My initial dose was 1 in the morning then after a week to increase it to 1 morning and 1 in the evening, then after another week to take 2 in the morning and 2 in the evening.
Best phone the doctor to be sure - or maybe even the Pharmacist if you can't get through to the doc.
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I take 3 x 850 of metformin and take it early morning, pre lunch and before bed. I would think it is easier on the stomach if you spread it out.
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I take 1500 mg/day. On day one, I was told to start with one 500 mg pill in the morning and one in the evening. On day two, it was two 500 mg and one in the evening. I was one of the lucky ones that did not have any gastrointestinal upsets with starting at a high dose. I don't even have to take it with food as suggested. I love Metformin.
I like the way Jeanne spreads out her dosage throughout the day. When I wake up, I have higher than desired readings daily between 118 and 128, usually towards the higher end. The rest of the day my numbers are great unless I choose (rarely) to do something stupid. I forgot to ask my doctor about dawn phenomenon on my last visit but I will next month. I'm sure your doctor will direct you as to what will be best for you.
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Thank you all for responding I looked at my prescription bottle again ( not sure why I didn't do that to begin with and it said to take 1 tablet every evening x 7 days, 2 tablets evey evening x 7 days, 3 tablets every evening x 14 days. They are 500 MG so that will be 1500 MG a day by the end of the month. That just sounds like alot of MG's. Thanks again for all of your help
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Maybe your doctor is a little crazy
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Originally Posted by southernms39 Thank you all for responding I looked at my prescription bottle again ( not sure why I didn't do that to begin with and it said to take 1 tablet every evening x 7 days, 2 tablets evey evening x 7 days, 3 tablets every evening x 14 days. They are 500 MG so that will be 1500 MG a day by the end of the month. That just sounds like alot of MG's. Thanks again for all of your help I would think that he would spread the dose out. I don't understand. It seems that when you are to take 2 metformin it would be morning and nite. And 3 metformin Morning , Noon and Nite.
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I started out taking 500mg extended release twice daily (morning and evening) just to get the Metformin in my system. After my Doc (who is diabetic) saw that I could handle the Metformin, he upped the dosage to 1000mg (2000mg daily). Instead of having to take 4x500 mg pills, I asked the pharmacist for 1000mg pills. They are not extended release so I have to take them morning and night. I believe you can take the extended release pills all in one dose, but always check with your doctor and do what he says. I can only relate what has happened to me.
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Maybe I'm the crazy one:)
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Well Herman, I sort of thought that sounded crazy myself......but after reading what NedFan posted I do remember her mentioning she wanted to get it in my system as quickly as possible. Then if I could handle it, she mentioned adding Actos. She also wants me to fast every night and check my sugar in the mornings and document everything until I go back next month. It just gets a little confusing at times remembering everything she said ( Probably due to the Adult ADD )
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1000 mg twice a day.. Some lower GI issues and some nausea when I upped the dose from 500.
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