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Do I Need To Even Out Taking Of Metformin

Discussion in 'Metformin/Biguanides' started by Paul33, Sep 3, 2018.

  1. Paul33

    Paul33 · Newbie

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    I was prescribed an increase from 2x500mg per day to 3x500mg per day earlier in the year but I'm having real problems remembering the lunchtime dose. I'm completely used to start and end of day dosage but I only remember the mid-day one on about half of the days ...... which isn't good !

    My question is can I take 2x500mg with breakfast and the other one late in the day or do they have to be evenly spaced out ?
     
  2. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    I'm on three per day and was told to take one in the morning and two at night. Metformin has a cumulative effect so is not strictly time sensitive.
     
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  3. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Paul - I would think, in terms of how Metformin works, you should be fine to split your doses to morning and evening. One thing you should be aware of is the potential to have a few tummy issues when you up your doses. Not everyone has these issues, but you should be aware.

    For most people, any tummy issues settle within a couple of weeks.
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    I was on three Metformin a day til I recently when I dropped to two, but I had the same problem remembering the lunch time dose so my GP suggested two at breakfast and one at dinner which is what I did and it didn’t make any difference to my readings.
     
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