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Effective dosage for Metformin

Discussion in 'Metformin/Biguanides' started by LittleGreyCat, Dec 2, 2014.

  1. LittleGreyCat

    LittleGreyCat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm going back on Metformin for the winter because my weight loss has stalled and my exercise has gone down due to dodgy weather and dodgy knees.

    Looking through this forum, there are suggestions that the dosage I was on (500mg twice a day) is too low to have much effect.

    Any guidance on how much is considered to be effective, or do you just ramp up slowly until you see a distinct change in your fasting BG?


  2. ally1

    ally1 Type 2 · Expert

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    i,ve just been upped on metformin too 3000mg from 1500mg.
    so the old rate wasn,t doing anything for me so it was doubled and only started the new dosage today
    so will see if they will help with losing weight
  3. Squire Fulwood

    Squire Fulwood Type 2 · Expert

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    I kept records when I was on Metformin and I kept records when I wasn't on Metformin and I couldn't tell the difference. With the agreement of my DN I have stopped taking it.
  4. flossymartin05

    flossymartin05 · Active Member

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    I started on glucophage and increased it to 2000mg a day...one morning and lunch and two with evening meal.It has only been on the high dose that it has brought my sugars down from 12/13 to 6/8.I do low carb and have been on the exercise bike for 20mins every day since starting the glucophage.I am pleased the sugars are falling but my weight has not changed at all I was told metformin probably wouldn't affect my weight but with low carbing and more exercise I am disappointed. Next review on Monday with DN .She did mention starting gliptins last time but I personally feel the longer term safety is unproven so am not keen at all.
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