About Metformin

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About Metformin

Metformin lowers blood sugar levels. It is used to treat obese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus if the high blood sugar level can not be normalized in the long term with either diet or exercise therapy.

What is the purpose of this ingredient?

  • Lower blood sugar levels
  • Inhibit sugar production in the liver
  • Improve sugar utilization
  • Reduce sugar intake from the intestine into the blood

This is how Metformin works

Below you will learn more about the fields of application and the mode of action of metformin.
Please also read the information on the drug group oral antidiabetics,
to which the active ingredient metformin belongs.

Application of the active substance metformin

Metformin lowers blood sugar levels. It is used to treat obese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus if the high blood sugar level can not be normalized in the long term with either diet or exercise therapy.

For the following uses of Metformin , in-depth information is available:

  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Action of Metformin

Metformin belongs to the oral antidiabetics. It lowers the blood sugar level in three ways. By:

  • Inhibition of the body’s production of sugar in the liver
  • Improving sugar utilization in body cells, especially in muscle tissue
  • Preventing the absorption of sugar from the intestine into the blood. As a result, on the one hand, sudden increases in blood sugar, so-called blood sugar peaks, are avoided. On the other hand, the calorie intake is reduced, which facilitates a weight loss of the overweight diabetic

The success of treatment with metformin is indicated by the decrease in the red blood pigment (hemoglobin) bound sugar (HbA1c value). This value is important for the long-term control of blood glucose concentration.

Because metformin does not affect insulin release from the pancreas, the occurrence of hypoglycaemia is not expected.

Potential Metformin side effects may include:

Metformin used to treat the following diseases:

  1. Peggy R. Steib says:
    3.0 rating

    Metformin for Cholesterol value increase; High blood pressure; Diabetes mellitus type i

    Before taking without diagnosis of diabetes: tiredness, constant sleep, no desire to do something, strong sweating, strong overweight, no condition but absolute well-being. With taking the medication: Constant internal muscle twitching, especially at night. Restlessness, anxiety, trembling, severe muscle spasms, sudden pain in the upper arms or legs, sometimes back pain from the neck (looking down). Listlessness and listlessness (no sex life anymore), insomnia, difficulty falling asleep, constant reflection and can not switch off, burning sensation in the stomach, chest pain, constant feeling unwell, panic attacks / fear of death sporadically occurring ….. I could write the list even further. It is important that I have a happy and contented life before taking the tablets described without any health problems, except, of course, the high sugar value, which I now have almost under control with a nutrition education and-Umstellung.

  2. Cindy R. Rook says:
    3.0 rating

    Metformin for Diabetes mellitus type i

    Metformin: watery diarrhea (since ingestion) Tiredness, listlessness Diclofenac: no effect or side effect to notice neither pain nor inflammation go back

    Side effects: Listlessness; Fatigue; Diarrhea
  3. Barry J. Leary says:
    3.0 rating

    Metformin for Diabetes mellitus type i

    Fatigue, listlessness, weakness when taking 2000 mg metformin daily (500/500/1000) over one year. During this time my HbA1c value has improved from 7.3 to 5.8. Wg. CT examination, I had to discontinue the metformin for 4 days. After only two days, I felt reborn.

    Side effects: Listlessness; Fatigue
  4. Albert R. Ruffin says:
    4.5 rating

    Metformin for Diabetes mellitus type ii

    I paid the blue pill with my druggist for 9 € / 1Stück. She also informed me that I should not take other medications or alcohol before. I must say that the result surprised me positively! I did not notice any side effects with me.

    Side effects: No side effects
  5. Brenda A. Wilson says:
    4.0 rating

    Metformin for Polycystic ovaries

    I get Metformin as a therapy for the PCO syndrome (Polycystical ovarian syndrome). My doctor warned me against diarrhea and indigestion. Both, as well as the side effects described in the package insert have not occurred. As a positive side effects, however, I have found that: – Cholesterol and blood lipids have improved – I can lose weight again – no more morbid water retention – more regular period – no starvation attacks on sweets (chocolate) more No negative side effects.

    Side effects: No side effects
  6. Cassandra R. Hartfield says:
    2.0 rating

    Metformin for Diabetes mellitus type ii

    Since I’ve always had to deal with hardship, I can report that I have finally had regular bowel movements since I take the drug. However, I often have to deal with nausea shortly after the Einhhame and strengthened winds. Shortly after taking it, I am completely without any appetite and the thought of eating is unpleasant …. but that is good for my overweight. In the meantime I have become accustomed to this accompanying phenomenon. About the effectiveness, I can not report anything, because I was first adjusted to the drug. You can also partially positive side effects.

    Side effects: Anorexia; Flatulence; Nausea
  7. Patricia T. Honeycutt says:
    1.5 rating

    Metformin for Diabetes mellitus type i

    I took this medicine for a few days and became very crabby. Very strong diarrhea, up to 20 times a day, abdominal pain and big nausea. I could only feed on tea, which was also good for me. I can not recommend this medicine to anyone and please stop all those side effects immediately. It took me weeks to get my body back into balance. Now have another drug, I’m fine!

    Side effects: Stomach pain; Nausea; Diarrhea
  8. Charles S. Horn says:
    3.5 rating

    Metformin for Diabetes mellitus type i

    often bloating with bestial stench, especially after protein rich food such as meat or chicken egg. More mild diarrhea or very soft chair.

    Side effects: Flatulence; Diarrhea
  9. Frances D. Delaney says:
    1.5 rating

    Metformin for Diabetes mellitus type i

    Diarrhea, but if I only ate meat. Flatulence, and unbearable smelly \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\

    Side effects: Flatulence; Diarrhea
  10. Jerry C. Marin says:
    2.0 rating

    Metformin for Diabetes mellitus type ii

    After prolonged high-dose ingestion (1-0-0-1) bowel problems (diarrhea) .For this reason, the drug was discontinued again!

    Side effects: Diarrhea