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What happens if you take 500mg of metformin?

What happens if you take 500mg of metformin?

This is the dose that a lot of people on metformin take. It may give you a dodgy stomach if you are not used to that dose. Also depends what your levels are usually whether it may take you too low and you hypo. I have taken 2 x 500mg metformin by mistake what should I do? is it harmful?

Can you take metformin twice with Type 2 diabetes?

Discussion in ‘ Type 2 Diabetes ‘ started by CeeCee59, Jan 19, 2017 . Good morning – I had my head in the clouds this morning and accidentally took my Metformin twice – 2 tablets (total 4) plus my 300 mg dose of Invokana.

Is it OK to take metformin in the morning?

Metformin is not insulin; it does not take sugar out of the blood and into the cells. I think you should be fine. Metfomin does not promote insulin production so it should not make bgs go too low. I routinely take 2 of my 850 doses in the morning a few hours apart and have been doing this for years with no problems.

How to avoid taking the same pill twice in one day?

One safeguard you might want to implement is using a day-of-the-week pill box. That way you can tell at a glance if you have already taken, or missed, a dose. I have one for morning, and one for evening, personally I also use the pill box to avoid those double doses. I found often I would either forget completely or double dose.

This is the dose that a lot of people on metformin take. It may give you a dodgy stomach if you are not used to that dose. Also depends what your levels are usually whether it may take you too low and you hypo. I have taken 2 x 500mg metformin by mistake what should I do? is it harmful?

Discussion in ‘ Type 2 Diabetes ‘ started by CeeCee59, Jan 19, 2017 . Good morning – I had my head in the clouds this morning and accidentally took my Metformin twice – 2 tablets (total 4) plus my 300 mg dose of Invokana.

Is it safe to take metformin with extra sugar?

There was no problem except for a few cramps. Metformin does not lower your sugar directly. Instead it improves your sugar control. It fixes what is broken. Extra metformin doesn’t lower your BGs but it may give you more GI stress. You are not taking enough to be worried about your kidneys.

Metformin is not insulin; it does not take sugar out of the blood and into the cells. I think you should be fine. Metfomin does not promote insulin production so it should not make bgs go too low. I routinely take 2 of my 850 doses in the morning a few hours apart and have been doing this for years with no problems.